Street collections

You need to apply to us for this licence if you want to collect money or sell articles for charitable or other purposes.

The term ‘street’ includes any bridge, court, highway, land, footway, passage or alley, road or square (whether a thoroughfare or not).

You must

  • apply one month before the start date of your collection
  • supply a return after your collection

If you have not heard from us within 21 days you will be able to carry on as though your application has been granted.

There is no application fee.

We limit the number of collections in any particular area and may reject an application if another organisation has already been granted permission to carry out a collection. If your application is refused you can contact us to discuss your case.

licensing team

Licensing, Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1UJ