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Draft Charitable Collections Policy 2024 - 2028

The Council, in its capacity as Licensing Authority, is required to consider applications and issue permits and licences for charitable collections which take place in public areas and from house to house. There is currently no policy in force covering the Council area for these activities and it is considered necessary and appropriate for such a policy to be prepared, consulted upon and published in order to ensure that applications for this type of authorisation are considered and determined in a fair, consistent and transparent manner.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/08/2023

Decision due: 12 Dec 2023 by Council

Lead member: Portfolio Holder for Environmental Health and Community Partnerships

Lead director: Assistant Director - Growth & Regeneration

Contact: Sarah Gear, Senior Licensing Officer Email:

Consultation process

the draft policy will undergo a consultation process with all relevant stakeholders, including affected charity organisations, town centre managers, Staffordshire Police, Community Safety officers, residents, businesses, Members, parish councils and Community Boards.

Agenda items


  • Draft Charitable Collections Policy 2024 - 2028