A selection of images representing communities.
|Published||2 December 2009|
|Closing date||24 February 2010|
|Site||Communities and neighbourhoods|
The Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 aims to reinvigorate local democracy by placing local authorities on the front line of ensuring local citizens connect with local decision makers.
This draft statutory guidance takes forward one strand of this policy. It sets out the key principles and requirements of the petitions duty, which requires local authorities to create a scheme for responding to the petitions they receive, and to comply with that scheme.
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