Street Collection Permits

To collect money or sell articles for the benefit of charitable or other purposes in Hyndburn, you require a street collection permit from the council.

A street collection is regulated under the Police, Factories etc (Misc. Provisions) Act, 1916. A permit is required to carry out a collection on behalf of charity, or for charitable purposes, in a public place. This includes any highway, public bridge, road, lane, footway, square, court, alley, or passage, whether a thoroughfare or not.

To apply for a Street Collection permit in Hyndburn, please supply us with the following:

  • A Supporting Letter from another person within the Society/Organisation authorising the applicant to act as the collector on behalf of them, this needs to be on the charities own letter headed paper.
  • A completed application form

Failure to submit any of the above documents may result in a delay and possible refusal of your application

We will aim to process all applications within 28 days of receipt.

When the criteria has been met, the designated signatory is issued with –

  1. Official Permit – this will show the signatory’s name and address, name of organisation and the date of the collection.
  2. Copy of Street Collection regulations.
  3. Street Collection returns form

The return form must be completed following the collection and returned to the Council within 3 months of the collection taking place.  The return must include information regarding the amount collected and distributed to the charity.

If you are wanting to hold a Street Collection in Accrington Town Centre, please contact the Licensing Department on the telephone number below to confirm if the date(s) is available. Permits are restricted to one charity at any one time, this enable charities to raise money without their collections clashing with those of other charities.  For more information on holding a Street Collection in the town centre, please see

Your application should be submitted to:

Licensing Department
Scaitcliffe House
Ormerod Street
Tel. 01254 388111 (between 11.00am – 4.00pm)
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