Police, Factories etc (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1916
Hastings Borough Council (Street Collection) Regulations 1981
Things you need to know
Each year we request that street collection applications for the following year be sent to the office below by 01 November.
During December we will try to give all applications their first choice of dates and areas. Any applications we receive after this time will be given the days and areas that are left.
When you are filling in your form, please remember that we need at least 28 days to deal with your application. We may not be able to issue permits without the full 28 days.
Many people wish to collect on Saturdays. We will usually only allow one group to collect in the same area on the same day.
Entire Borough Collections
An 'Entire Borough' collection covers all of the Hastings and St Leonards area. So that we can give as many groups as possible the chance to collect in Hastings, we will normally only grant one 'Entire Borough' collection per day.
If you do not want to collect throughout the entire borough, please tell us on the form which area(s) of the Borough you want to collect in and we can then offer the other areas to other groups.
Before we can grant a street collection permit, we need to have as much information as possible about your charity, so please send in leaflets and a copy of the latest charity accounts with your application form.
If you do not belong to the group you want to collect for, you must send in a letter from the group with your application form.
This letter must say that they agree to you collecting for them.
For collections with a carnival, bed push, standing display, vehicles etc, you will also need to contact the Senior Police Officer, Sussex Police, the Police Station, Summerfields, Bohemia Road, Hastings. If such a collection is to be held in the town centres, you should also contact the Town Centre Manager on 01424 205516.
No animals must be used in any street collections, but please contact us if you need to use your guide dog during the collection.
If you intend to collect in 'private areas' (e.g. Priory meadow, Safeways car park,) you will need permission from us and the owners of the land.
You are not allowed to collect in subways and pedestrian underpasses.
Money for Travel
You will not usually be allowed to take money from the collection for travel to and from the place you are collecting.
After the collection
Within one month after the collection, you have to fill in the 'Form of Statement'.
Application forms and guidelines