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House to house collections

Unauthorised collections

The following collections are being made by organisations which do not have a current licence or Cabinet Office NEO to collect, or they are exempted, but have not agreed their collection dates with the Council.

  • Royal British Legion collection being made by Clothes for Charity.
  • Cancer Recovery Foundation UK also known as the Breast Cancer Partnership by UXT British Recycling Company.
  • Recycle Proline for Cancer Research and Genetics UK
  • Clothesaid for NSPCC Clothesaid are aware that some of their collection bags for NSPCC were stolen in 2015 and they are working with the police in connection with an ongoing investigation.  Further information can be reported to the Metropolitan Police using the crime reference no. 3805461/15. NB:  Clothesaid are authorised to undertake various House to House clothing collections for Macmillan Cancer Support/NSPCC throughout 2017 - see dates below.
  • East London Textiles for Kidney Research UK.
  • Skyecycle Ltd for National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline.
  • N&A Recycling Ltd on behalf of Leukaemia & Myeloma Research UK.

Watch out for bogus charity clothing collections

Top tips for spotting a genuine charity collection:

  • Does the sack or leaflet say the collection is for a registered charity? If so, what's the registered charity number - call 0845 3000 218 or visit the online register of charities at www.charitycommission.gov.uk to check that it's genuine.
  • Do they only give a registered company number? This just means that the organisation is registered with Companies House.
  • Is the charity actually named? Be wary of wording that just says 'families in need' or 'sick kids at Christmas'
  • Does the leaflet or bag give a phone number? The absence of a phone number may mean the collectors don't want to answer questions.
  • If residents have any information about vehicles being used including make and registration numbers, details should be sent to customerservices@tandridge.gov.uk

Why you need a licence

A licence is needed to carry out house to house charity collections. Collections generally take place from door to door including public houses and shops. Some larger charities such as Christian Aid, Help the Aged etc, have a Cabinet Office, National Exemption Order (NEO) which means they do not have to apply for a licence from the local authority. Smaller local groups and organisations, need a licence before they can collect money (or articles which they intend to sell or give away).

Charities with an NEO are required to notify, and agree with the Council, forthcoming collections in their area. This is so that they do not take place at the same time as other local charities already issued with a licence or when other NEO charities are also collecting in the same area.

Making an application

If you would like to apply for a licence please download and complete the House to House Collection Application Form or, alternatively, you can make an electronic application through Gov.uk. Please contact us before submitting your application so that we can check the availability of your preferred date.

To ensure you have enough time to organise the Prescribed Certificate of Authority and Prescribed Badges it is recommended that the application is made at least two months before the date of the proposed collection. House to House Collection Regulations

With the exception of nationally-accepted flag days, we are unable to accept any applications for dates more than six months ahead of the date on which the request was made. If you have been granted a House to House Collection Licence by this Council, another licence will not be granted until we have received your Form of Statement (a return) in respect of that collection.

Making a return

The following forms are available dependent upon which type of collection you are making:

Electronic returns may be made via Gov.uk.

Money raised from collections

We provide information about the money raised by the collections so residents can see how much was raised and given to charity. Charities with a National Exemption Order are supposed to submit accounts to the Cabinet Office, but the records are not published.

Applications authorised or permitted

Date Organisation Area National Exemption Order
21 - 27 March 2016

SOS Clothes for Tree of Hope 

All Tandridge  
28 March - 17 April 2016

Scope

All Tandridge NEO
1 - 31 March 2016

Marie Curie Cancer Care

All Tandridge NEO
9 - 23 April 2016

RNLI 

Caterham, Chaldon, Warlingham, Whyteleafe & Woldingham NEO
24 - 30 April 2016

Save the Children 

All Tandridge NEO
15 - 21 May 2016

Christian Aid

All Tandridge NEO
23 - 27 May 2016

Troop Aid

Caterham Valley  
13 - 26 June 2016

Barnardo's 

All Tandridge NEO
11 - 15 July 2016

Troop Aid

Caterham Valley  
1 -31 August 2016

British Red Cross 

All Tandridge NEO
29 October - 12 November 2016

The Royal British Legion

All Tandridge NEO
14 - 18 November 2016

Troop Aid 

Oxted  
1 - 24 December 2016

East Grinstead Rotary Club 

Lingfield  
5 - 21 December 2016

Rotary Club of Caterham 

Caterham (Except the Village), Whyteleafe and Warlingham  
5 - 22 December 2016

Caterham, Oxted & Godstone Lions Club 

Godstone Village, Caterham Village and Bletchingley (South of A25)  
12 - 22 December 2016

Rotary Club of Titsey & District 

Oxted, Limpsfield Chart and Hurst Green  
15 December 2016

Redhill Redstone Rotary Club 

Smallfield  
20 December 2016

Rotary Club of Horley 

Smallfield  
22 December 2016

Redhill Redstone Rotary Club 

South Nutfield  
23 January 2017 - 6 February 2017

Recycling Clothes Company on behalf of Against Breast Cancer 

All Tandridge NEO
6 - 11 February 2017

Clothesaid on behalf of NSPCC 

All Tandridge NEO

20 February 2017 - 6 March 2017

Recycling Clothes Company on behalf of Asthma UK

All Tandridge NEO

6 - 11 March 2017 

Clothesaid on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support 

All Tandridge NEO

10 - 15 April 2017 

Clothesaid on behalf of NSPCC 

All Tandridge NEO

23 - 29 April 2017 

Save the Children 

All Tandridge NEO

8 - 13 May 2017 

Clothesaid on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support 

All Tandridge NEO

14 - 20 May 2017 

Christian Aid 

All Tandridge NEO

12 - 17 June 2017 

Clothesaid on behalf of NSPCC 

All Tandridge NEO

10 - 15 July 2017 

Clothesaid on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support 

All Tandridge NEO

Direct debit canvassers

Charities are expected to ensure their collections do not overlap with the dates other charities have already applied for and received permission from the Council. To ensure overlapping of dates does not occur, we require all Direct Debit collections be agreed and the collecting organisation issued with a collection licence. All applicants should submit their applications at least one month prior to the collection date.

The following organisations have been issued with a licence for a Direct Debit collection.

Date Organisation Area National Exemption Order
13-25 February 2017

Appco Group Support on behalf of Anthony Nolan

All Tandridge No
1-11 March 2017

Appco Group Support on behalf of Anthony Nolan

All Tandridge No
17-29 July 2017

Appco Group Support on behalf of Great Ormond Street Hospital

All Tandridge No
31 July- 12 August 2017

Appco Group Support on behalf of Great Ormond Street Hospital

All Tandridge No
20 November- 2 December 2017

Appco Group Support on behalf of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

All Tandridge No
4 -16 December 2017

Appco Group Support on behalf of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

All Tandridge No