Street collections are usually made by charities, where money is often collected in tins. Collections can take place anywhere in the borough. There are regulations which govern this type of collection and consents are restricted to enable charities to raise money without their collections clashing with those of other charities.
It is a legal requirement to obtain a Street Collection Permit to ensure collectors are properly authorised and that money is collected in a secure way and the total proceeds collected are properly accounted for.
Street collections cannot be undertaken unless prior permission has been obtained from the Council. This permission is obtained by completing the Street Collections application form below. There is no cost for the issuing of consent, but there are rules to be followed when applying, which are detailed in the Council's guidance notes below.
If you are collecting on behalf of a charity, confirmation from this charity must be provided with any application.
Direct Debits are not regulated by the Council, but we would ask that you contact the Licensing Service to book a date you wish to collect on.
Will tacit consent apply?
Applications for a Street Collection Permit can take 14 days to process. There is no right of appeal against any application which is refused.
Tacit consent will not apply due to public safety.