Permission must be granted by the local authority before a house to house collection can take place. Application should be made to the local authority with sufficient notice prior to the date on which the collection is due to take place.
House to House collections for charitable, benevolent or philanthropic purposes are required to be licensed by the Licensing Authority which is Scarborough Borough Council. House to House collections involves the collection of money, clothing or household items from house to house.
Wherever possible, two or more organisations shall not be permitted to collect in the same area on the same day. All applications will be dealt with on a first come first served basis.
In general, organisations shall not be permitted to hold more than four collections throughout the District or part thereof during one calendar year. In addition licences shall normally be issued for a maximum period of one week.
The Licensing Authority operates a diary system to administer collections; therefore the applicant is encouraged to contact the Licensing Authority before submitting an application in order to check the available dates for any collection. Dates cannot however be reserved.
Right of appeal
If an application is refused, or granted with restrictions, the applicant has the right to appeal. Additionally, a licence holder can appeal if his licence is revoked.
The council will give a written notice to the applicant informing them of the decision, the reason for the decision and right of appeal. Appeals must be made to the Secretary of State/Minister for the Cabinet Office within 14 days of the date of the decision notice.
If the Secretary of State decides to grant the appeal, the council must issue the licence or cancel the revocation in accordance with the decision of the Secretary of State.
Read the House to House Collection Policy.