House to House Collections Licence
To carry out house-to-house collections for charitable purposes in England and Wales you need a licence from the local authority.
Eligibility criteria: Applications must be in the form prescribed by the local authority. You must be a fit and proper person.
Regulation summary: A summary of the regulation relating to a house to house collections licence
Application evaluation process: No provision in the legislation
Will tacit consent apply? Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period. The target date for completion is 28 days.
Apply online: Please use the links on the right
Failed application redress: Please contact your Boston Borough Council in the first instance. You have the right to appeal to the Minister for the Cabinet Office. Appeals must be lodged within 14 days of the refusal.
Licence holder redress: Please contact Boston Borough Council in the first instance. You have the right to appeal to the Minister for the Cabinet Office. Appeals must be lodged within 14 days of the decision.
Consumer complaint: We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you – preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Adviceguide will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.
Trade Associations: None
For any licensing enquiries please contact us using the details on the right. A member of the licensing team will normally be available at the Municipal Buildings on weekdays 9am – noon and 2pm – 5pm (4.30pm on Fridays). We may be available at other times by prior appointment.
We are required by law to protect your privacy and inform you how your information may be used.The Licensing team collect your personal information to process and manage your Licence Application or Notice.
Some of your information may be made available on a publicly available register and provided on our website as required by relevant legislation.
The information provided by you may also be used for legitimate reasons by other departments of Boston Borough Council and other lawful agencies.
These reasons may include but are not limited to: prevention of crime, detection of fraud and public safety
In some cases information relating to your applications may be requested under the Freedom of Information Act, this council will review these requests to consider if it is lawful to comply.
The Council takes your privacy seriously. The Council is the Data Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulations 2018.
If you want to know more about the information we have about you, or the way we use your information please contact the Council.