It is illegal to hold street collections such as collecting money or selling articles for charity or other purposes, in a public place, without obtaining a Street Collection permit from the council first. If such collections are contained within private property (for example, shop doorsteps or car parks etc) this permit is not applicable.
Street Collection permits are under Section five of the Police, Factories, etc (Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1916), as amended by the Local Government Act 1972 and Schedule 29 of that Act.
Permits are then granted according to:
In exceptional circumstances, such as a local or national tragedy, applications may be submitted to the head of the council's Technical and Environment Service. They may also be submitted to the chair of the licensing committee. These are based at Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe.
All documents supporting this application must be supplied within three working days, otherwise the application may be deemed incomplete and be rejected. The application process will not commence until all information has been received.