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If you intend to collect money or sell articles in the street for charitable purposes you will require a licence from us.
Only registered charities can apply for a Street Collection Licence.
The legislation governing this activity is the Police, Factories, etc (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1916 and Local Government Act 1972.
We have set various regulations in respect to the places where and the conditions under which persons may be permitted to collect money or sell articles in relation to the above Act. You can view this additional information here.
There is no fee for a Street Collection Licence.
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We aim to complete your application within five working days of receiving it.
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Yes. It we do not respond to an application within the required time (shown above) or following an extension, the authorisation will be deemed to have been granted tacitly, unless different arrangements are in place that are justified in the public interest
Please contact us in the first instance by emailing email@example.com or calling 01206 282520.
We would always advise that in the event of a complaint you contact the licence holder first – preferably in the form of a letter (with proof of delivery). If this does not work and you are located in the UK,Consumer rights - GOV.UK will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.