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House to House Collections
The Home Office issue Exemption Orders to large charities which make regular House to House Collections. When volunteers, or promotion companies commissioned by the Charities are going to make a House to House Collection they should be informed whether or not the Charity has been issued with an Exemption Order or not. If they have an Exemption Order, then they do not have to apply for a License from the Local Licensing Authority, but they should inform that Authority that they are planning to make a collection in their area. Therefore, the holders of a Home Office Exemption Order will not appear on this Council's register. The Salvation Army (who are this Council's beneficiary of House to House Textile Collections) hold an Exemption Order Reference CHC 97/7/42/2 dated 8 June 2006.
The register for charities (or businesses collecting on behalf of charities) carrying out house to house collections issued by this Council is sorted by date and parish can be downloaded below (if the parish is shown as "district" then the collection is across the whole of North Norfolk):
The register for charities licensed by North Norfolk District Council, carrying out street collections sorted by date and parish, can be downloaded below: