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
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
Tacit Consent will not apply due to public safety.