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Street collection licences

Licensing - October 2011
licensing@kirklees.gov.uk

Licence summary

To collect money or sell articles for the benefit of charitable or other purposes in England or Wales, you require a street collection licence from your local council.

Eligibility Criteria

You must be a registered charity or have a letter of authorisation from your chosen charity stating that you are collecting on thier behalf.

The amount of collectors may be limited and the collection must be pre arranged with the Licensing Department.

You must also submit a returns form to the Licensing Authority within 14 days of the collection. No further permits will be issued without a returns form from previous collections.

Regulation Summary

A summary of the regulation relating to this licence

Application Evaluation Process

You are advised that kirklees Council Byelaws prohibit the following in any street or public place if it annoys or obstructs passers by:

  • a) the selling or advertising of any article
  • b) the obtaining of custom
  • c) touting or importuning
Will Tacit Consent Apply?

No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the local authority within a reasonable period, please contact it. You can do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details below.

Apply online

Apply to run a charitable collection

Notify us of the result of a charitable collection

Failed Application Redress

Please contact Kirklees Public Protection Service, Licensing Department on 01484 456868 in the first instance.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact Kirklees Public Protection Service, Licensing Department on 01484 456868 in the first instance.

Consumer Complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Other Redress

E.g. about noise, pollution, etc. Also should one licence holder complain about another.

Trade Associations

None

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