Wealden District Council

Street Collections

Licence Summary

To collect money or sell articles for the benefit of charitable or other purposes in Wealden, you need to apply to us for a Street Collection 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.

Regulation Summary

A Summary of Street Collection Regulations (external link) has been produced by The National Archives.

We have also produced our own copy of Street Collection Regulations (pdf)

Tacit Consent

Tacit consent does apply to Street Collection Licences.

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 Street Collection Licence is 21 calendar days from receipt of the application.

How to Apply 

You can apply for an Street Collection Licence in two ways:

After the Collection

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

Failed Application Redress

Please contact us in the first instance.

Licence Holder Redress

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

Contact Rother and Wealden Environmental Health Service