Charity's ets. setting up in town centre

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Dear Stirling Council,

Every big town you go to these days there is Charity’s, people carrying out surveys, utility company’s etc. stopping you in the street. Stirling is one of these places were this is happening, people want to get on with their business without been stopped by these people. What is Stirling Council’s policy on these people set them self’s up in the town. Can they just turn up or do they need permission?, are any checks done on these people that are carrying out this activity. I have nothing against charity's however there is other ways the can fund raise.

Yours faithfully,

Ian Millar

FOI, Stirling Council

Dear Mr Millar,

Your request for information has been logged and allocated reference FOI/8747.

Your request will be dealt with under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and a response will be issued no later than 04 Aug 2016.

Yours sincerely

Catriona Lawrence

Records & Information Compliance Team
Stirling Council
Stirling FK8 2ET
01786 233988
[Stirling Council request email]

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CPFOI, Stirling Council

Dear Ian,

 

Please find Stirling Council's response to your request for information
under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

 

Your request was logged as FOI/8747

 

 

A city centre space booking system is being developed that will mean that
all charities, companies will need to submit a form for permission to be
in the city.

 

Licensing is approved through the licensing department i.e. food venders.

 

 

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Dear CPFOI,

Hi,

thank for the information on future plans, however what is in place at the moment can anyone just turn up and set up in the town.

Yours sincerely,

Ian Millar

FOI, Stirling Council

Dear Mr Millar

I am sorry that the original response to your request omitted to provide information public charitable collections.

Anyone making charity collections in the city centre must apply for permission to hold a public charitable collection. Further details of the process of application, and the principal provisions of the Public Charitable Collections (Scotland) Regulations 1984 and 1988 which govern street collections, are available on the Council's website at the following address:
http://my.stirling.gov.uk/services/law-a...
(See document named "Application for a Public Charitable Collection")

A public register of permissions granted for public charitable collections is available here:
http://onlinelicensing.stirling.gov.uk/G...
(On the tab for Civic Licences, select "Public Charitable Collections" as a Licence type from the drop down menu, then "start search" to generate a list of permissions granted).

The city centre space booking system which was mentioned in the original response to your request is being developed in addition to the legal requirements of the Public Charitable Collections (Scotland) Regulations 1984 and 1988.

I hope this answers your request.

Yours sincerely

Fiona Wilbraham

Records & Information Compliance Team
Stirling Council
01786 233988
[Stirling Council request email]

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