Is a permit always required?
Inside supermarkets and shops are classed as private places and a permit will not be required.
You will need to contact the supermarket in order to get permission to collect. For collections outside of the store, including car parks, a permit will be required.
What areas can I collect in?
The permit allows you to collect in the centre of the requested town. For any collections in the Dereham Town centre shopping area of Wright Walk and Chapel Walk you will need permission from the shopping centre, they can be contacted on 07913 267 5741.
If you would like to have a charity stall in Dereham, Swaffham or Watton you will need permission from the relevant Town Clerk. The locations for these are:
Dereham Town: Nelson Shopping Precinct
Swaffham Town: Outside the Assembly Rooms
Watton Town: Adjacent to the town sign
How can I apply for a permit?
If you would like to apply for a permit please contact us by phone or by web form Web form (opens in a new window) to confirm the date you wish to collect. There is a restriction on the number of collections we would allow in one town on any day. We can arrange to post or email an application form to you.
On receipt of your completed application form we will issue your permit.
Once you have finished your collection you are required to insert a statement in the local newspaper to confirm the details of your collection.