To collect money or sell articles for the benefit of charitable
or other purposes in England or Wales, you require a street
collection permit from the local council for the area
The Charities Act 2006 was expected to commence in June 2010 -
when introduced this will significantly change how we
administer charitable collections in the street.
Meanwhile, our aim is to ensure that charitable collections are
lawful, and that monies raised are likely to reach the stated
destination. The process can include checks into the suitability of
the organiser, and checking financial accounts.
A “street collection” is a donation of money or goods collected
in a public place, benefiting a charitable or philanthropic
We are currently unable to control “direct debit” collectors as
there is no physical transfer of goods. This will change, in the
new scheme. Meanwhile we work with the organisers to try to
reduce conflict with other organised collections.
We can issue Street Collection Permits for the towns of
Droitwich, Evesham and Pershore as well as for the village of
There is no statutory right of appeal against refusal by a
council to grant an application.
We aim to allow an organisation to collect once each
year in each of the town centres (Evesham, Pershore, Droitwich
Spa), and Broadway village.