An e-petition platform set up by Stirling Council to engage with residents is now live

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A new e-petition set up by Stirling Council is now live on the council Engage Stirling Platform. 

The new e-petition has been set up by the council as a part of their ongoing commitment to ensuring easier access to democracy,  by listening to and taking account of the views of the public. 

It can be accessed via the Engage Stirling portal which went live on Friday 4 December.

Additionally, the online platform makes it easier for residents to petition the Council or to support a petition.

The Council also now has an easy to access database of all the petitions they receive, their levels of support and the Council’s response. 

Stirling Council Leader, Councillor Scott Farmer, said: “Our aim is to make Stirling Council as accessible as possible, while providing good quality services which meet the needs of communities, and public petitions are a useful tool in encouraging communities to fully participate in the decision making process.”

“This new e-petition platform gives residents a simple way of expressing their views and engaging in community issues, while increasing the visibility and transparency of the petition process.”

Before the Council introduced this process members of the public could only petition Stirling Council in paper/physical form. The e-petition system does not replace paper petitions and residents can still petition the Council in the traditional way.

Feature image credit: Harry Williamson

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