Consultations, petitions and elections

Find how to comment on a consultation in Suffolk; how to take part in a petition and about elections in Suffolk.

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Find current, upcoming or recent public consultations in Suffolk. Learn how you can get involved, and read the outcome of past consultations.

How consultations work

Information about how consultations work and how you can get involved.

Starting a petition

Learn how petitions work and what they can achieve.


Information about past and future elections for Suffolk County Council, including how you can take part.

Get involved in local democracy

How to find out more about democracy in Suffolk, including how to vote, attend and meet or contact your councillor or MP.

Petition for an elected mayor

You can submit a petition to the council requesting a referendum on whether local people should elect a mayor to lead the council and the community it serves.

How communities can shape and run local services

How to submit a Expression Of Interest (EOI) to run and shape local services; who can submit an EOI and the reasons why an EOI is rejected.