It is the right of every citizen to create, sign and submit petitions to local Councils, Councillors, Members of Parliament and HM Government to highlight a particular issue and a particular view and seek to lobby those, whom the public have elected, to move policy in a certain direction and is a method of showing strength of feeling on a particular case. As Gravesham Labour working with local groups of community activists we have long used petitions having listened to the public and then our local volunteers campaign on the issues that matter to local residents. On these pages you will find links to our current petitions which we are asking members of the public to sign so we can represent your views to those decision makers who have the power to change the policy that is currently the issue.

Our current live petitions are:

Local Petitions –

Kent County Council – Reverse the Charges to Dispose of Waste at HWRC’s
Kent County Council – Reverse the Household Waste Charges

Conservative Controlled Kent County Council (KCC) has been charging for the disposal of some waste materials (soil, rubble, hardcore and plasterboard) at its 18 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) since June 2019 in line with its non – household waste charging policy and this has seen a large increase in flytipping in the Borough. Labour was the only party in Kent to vote against this policy the proof of this is here where you will find the minutes to this meeting: We, the undersigned, call on Kent County Council to reverse this policy as it has led to increased fly tipping across Kent on both public and private land.

Please sign the petition below:

KCC Reverse the Tip Charges Petition

Tip Charges Petition

National Petitions –




    A small number of football clubs in England are attempting to stitch up competition for a few elite clubs at the top.

    That’s why we’re calling for the Competition and Markets Authority to investigate whether they can intervene. And if not, we want Government to legislate to stop it happening.

    We urge fans across the country to add their names to our letter and show the groundswell of feeling against these damaging proposals, that would do immense damage both to football and communities across the country.

    Don’t let a few people get away with stitching up our national sport. Sign our letter now.

    Letter text:

    Addressed to: the UK  Competition and Markets Authority

    Proposal by UK football clubs to form European Super League

    I am writing to ask if the Competition and Markets Authority would review the plans for a new European “Super League” by various football clubs, in particular those clubs which are based in the UK.

    The plans amount to a massive reduction in the current level of competition for UK and European football clubs. For a small number of founding clubs, entry to the top tier of European football will be guaranteed, removing the need to prove that they have one of the best teams. Other clubs will have their ability to qualify and compete in the league severely restricted.

    No football supporter believes that this new European Super League will allow for fair sporting or financial competition between clubs and the impact on fans will be enormous. I should therefore be grateful if you would confirm:

    1. Whether you plan to investigate these proposals and consider the impact they will have on football supporters?
    2. Whether you will commission a study to identify how the new league will impact on competition in this market?
    3. Whether you are willing to assist Parliament in drafting legislation that will make football more accountable to its supporters?

    Thank you for your attention to this important matter. I look forward to hearing from you.

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