The first meeting of the city council’s new petitions committee, which aims to help the public have greater influence over decisions, will take place next Monday.
Members of the public and local businesses can make use of the authority’s e-petition facility, and with 500 signatures – or in some cases 250 names – can force a debate.
Committee convener Councillor Maggie Chapman, said: “The petitions committee will give a voice to members of the public who wish to raise issues the council is not already addressing. I urge people to use this new opportunity to participate in local politics and to help improve the lives of people living, working and visiting our city.”
Paper petition forms are also available from council buildings.