Charitable collection licence for street collections
Street collection permits are issued under Section 5 of the Police, Factories, etc. (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1916, as amended by the Local Government Act 1972 and Schedule 29 of that Act.
To collect money or sell articles for the benefit of charitable purposes in any street or public place you must obtain a permit.
Before applying for a street collection permit please call to provisionally book a time and place:
For collections in West Berkshire please call 01635 519184.
For collections in Wokingham Borough please call 01635 519419 or 01635 519176
For collections in Bracknell Forest please contact Licensing@bracknell-forest.gov.uk
To apply for a street collection permit, you will need to:
- submit your application at least one month before your proposed collection date
- include either the constitution of the charity you are collecting for, or a letter of consent from them authorising your collection and
- ell us where you want to carry out your collection.
Permission from the landowner, shopping centre or other privately owned area may also be required.
Completed application forms must be supplied to the relevant council:
West Berkshire:Licensing, Council Offices, Market St, Newbury, RG14 5LD or scanned and emailed to
Wokingham Borough:Licensing Team, Public Protection Partnership, Wokingham Borough Council, Shute End, Wokingham, RG40 1WW or scanned and emailed to Licensing@wokingham.gov.uk
Bracknell Forest: Apply online
There is no cost for the issuing of consent.
Following a collection a return form must also be completed and submitted to the relevant council.