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Sue Long
2221
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GUIDANCE NOTES FOR STREET COLLECTIONS
To apply
1. Please complete the enclosed application form
2. For consideration of an application for a street collection, accounts from a previous
collection must be submitted with the application form. If no previous collection has taken
place (whether in this District or any other) confirmation of this in writing is required.
3. An application for a Street Collection permit will be considered and determined by the
Council and does so solely at its discretion. Permits will not normally be granted to
organisations who have, to the Council’s knowledge, broken the regulations in the past.
4. a) If the application is refused, the applicant will be notified in writing and given an
opportunity to appeal.
b) If the application is granted, a permit will be despatched to the permit holder
accompanied by permit regulations which must be adhered to.
5. The permit holder must obtain permission before collection from the landowner as well as
the Council, even if that land is a public-access area, but privately owned eg; George
Yard, Braintree; Tofts Walk, Braintree (Sainsbury’s), The Grove Shopping Centre and
Newland Precinct, Witham.
6. Application for a permit shall be made in writing to the Licensing Authority no earlier than
six months and no later than one month in advance of the date on which it is proposed to
make the collection.
7. If granted, the permit does not permit collection from a table, nor from a market stall.
8. The Council will carry out whatever investigations they consider necessary before
determining an application.
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BRAINTREE DISTRICT COUNCIL
STREET COLLECTIONS
APPLICATION FOR PERMIT
In pursuance of the Street Collection regulations now in force in the above area. I/We hereby
apply for a permit to make a street collection and/or sale as follows:-
1. Name and address of Hon. Secretary (or other officer of the organisation making the application
for a permit).
……………………………………………………………………………………
2. Name and address of the Headquarters of the organisation.
……………………………………………………………………………………
3. Name of the Charity or the Fund for the benefit of which the collection and/or sale is to be made.
……………………………………………………………………………………
4. Address of the administrative centre of the Fund.
……………………………………………………………………………………
5. Objects of the Charity or the Fund.
……………………………………………………………………………………
6. The specific location or locations (ie position and street name(s)) from where it is desired to
make the collection and/or sale (eg. Outside Sainsbury, Braintree or outside The Post Office,
Halstead).
……………………………………………………………………………………
7. Day, Date and month on which it is desired to make the collection and/or sale.
……………………………………………………………………………………
8. Alternative day/date and month on which it is desired to make the collection and/or sale.
……………………………………………………………………………………
9. Hours between which it is desired to make the collection and/or sale.
……………………………………………………………………………………
10. Method to be adopted in making the collection and/or sale (ie sale of flags emblems etc of
collection of money).
……………………………………………………………………………………
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11. Is the Charity or the Fund a war charity within the meaning of the War Charities Act 1940, or a
charity for disabled persons within the meaning of the National Assistance Act 1947? If so, has
it been registered or exempted from registration and with or by whom?
……………………………………………………………………………………
12. The number of collectors to whom the required written authority to collect is to be given.
……………………………………………………………………………………
13. District in which the last collection was held?
……………………………………………………………………………………
14. Details of all other Authorities and the dates collections have been held over the past 12 months.
Please use separate sheet if necessary.
……………………………………………………………………………………
……………………………………………………………………………………
15. Have any Authorities refused an application for a Charitable collection in the past 12 months? If
yes please give details of the Authority.
……………………………………………………………………………………
……………………………………………………………………………………
Signature of Applicant …………………………………………..
Date of Application …………………………………………..
Daytime Telephone No: …………………………………………..
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