Wealden District Council

House to House Collections

Licence Summary

To carry out House to House Collections for charitable purposes in Wealden you must apply to us for a Licence.

Please note that conditions have been changed so that licences will only be approved for charities registered with the Charity Commission or known locally. Only one collection will be allowed in any one area per day and that 50% of the whole profits go to the charity.

Eligibility Criteria

You must be a fit and proper person.

Regulation Summary

A Summary of House to House Regulations (external link)has been produced by the National Archives.

We have also produced our own copy of House to House Guidance Notes (pdf).

Tacit Consent

Tacit consent does apply to House to House Collections. 

You will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the Local Authority by the end of the target completion period. For Wealden District Council the target completion period for a House to House Collection is 21 calendar days from receipt of the application.

How to Apply

You can apply for a House to House Collection Licence in two ways:

After the Collection

After a House to House Collection you must notify us of the result of your collection. Again you can do this in writing or online using the gov.uk website:

Failed Application Redress

Please contact us in the first instance.

You have the right to appeal to the Minister for the Cabinet Office. Appeals must be lodged within 14 days of the refusal.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact us in the first instance.

You have the right to appeal to the Minister for the Cabinet Office. Appeals must be lodged within 14 days of the decision.

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 Gov.uk can offer advice on Consumer Protection Rights (external link).

Contact Rother and Wealden Environmental Health Service