Quick off the mark

By on 16/06/2009 in News

Birmingham City Council’s new e-petitions website has been up and running for less than 24 hours and the first petition has already been launched.

Cllr Mike Leddy has set up a petition calling upon Birmingham City Council to adopt 20mph speed limit for all residential roads in the City.

The new easy-to-use e-petitions system, is accessible via the preview panel to the right or by logging onto www.birmingham.gov.uk/petitions

The new facility incorporates both paper and electronic petitions. Monthly progress reports of petitions submitted will be received by the City Council, which already accepts a large number of paper petitions from Councillors on behalf of local residents.

Those working on the scheme in partnership with the city council include Digital Birmingham and Service Birmingham.

Cllr Paul Tilsley, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “The introduction of an e-petition facility promises to be major step forward for the city of Birmingham.”

“It will provide an additional mechanism for people to have their say on issues – strengthening and broadening citizens access and participation in democratic decision-making.”

“As a council we are committed to embracing modern technologies and enabling citizens to make the most of the digital age. This project is clear evidence of this.”

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