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House to house collections

House to house collections, as set out under Section 2 of the House to House Collections Act 1939 and the House to House Collections Regulations 1947, are required to be licensed and regulated by local authorities.

Collections proposed to take place within the borough of Oadby and Wigston

Applications may be made for a licence for house to house collections to take place within the borough of Oadby and Wigston, to the Council’s licensing team. .

Application form

If you wish to undertake a charitable house to house collection (which is different to a charitable street collection) you will need to complete the House to House Collection Application Form (PDF Document, 30.94 Kb)

Fee

There is currently no fee applicable for this type of licence.

Regulations for house to house collections

House to House Collection Regulations (PDF Document, 83.09 Kb)

Once you are ready to proceed, please post your application to the licensing section at the address in the contact panel on the left. You can also visit the council offices in person and submit your application to a member of our customer services team. No appointment is necessary, during normal council working hours, to make a preliminary check of your application and documents or to request help with completing the application forms.

Online application

Licence summary

To carry out house-to-house collections for charitable purposes in England and Wales you need a licence from the local authority.

Eligibility criteria

Applications must be in the form prescribed by the local authority.

You must be a fit and proper person.

Regulation summary

House to House Collection Regulations (PDF Document, 83.09 Kb)

Application evaluation process

No provision in the legislation.

Will tacit consent apply?

Yes. Tacit consent means that if we have not dealt with your applications within the target period identified then your application will have been deemed to have been registered. Please note that the processing target period (30 days) only begins on receipt of a fully completed application form.

Apply online

Apply to run a charitable collection

Notify us of the result of a charitable collection

Failed application redress

Please contact your local authority in the first instance.

You have the right to appeal to the minister for the Cabinet Office.

Appeals must be logged within 14 days of the refusal.

Licence holder redress

Please contact your local authority in the first instance.

You have the right to appeal to the minister for the Cabinet Office.

Appeals must be logged 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, if you are located in the United Kingdom (UK), Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the European Consumer Centre.

Other redress

For example, about noise, pollution and so on. Also should one licence holder complain about another.

Trade associations

None.

Last updated: Thursday, 7 August 2014 4:17 pm

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