58Applications for permits to conduct collections in public placesE+W
(1)A person or persons proposing to promote a collection in a public place (other than an exempt collection) in the area of a local authority may apply to the authority for a permit to conduct that collection.
(2)The application must be made within the prescribed period falling before the day (or the first of the days) on which the collection is to take place, except as provided in subsection (4).
(3)The application must—
(a)specify the date or dates in respect of which it is desired that the permit, if issued, should have effect (which, in the case of two or more dates, must not span a period of more than 12 months);
(b)be accompanied by a copy of the public collections certificate in force under section 52 in respect of the proposed collection; and
(c)contain such information as may be prescribed.
(4)Where an application (“the certificate application”) has been made in accordance with section 51 for a public collections certificate in respect of the collection and either—
(a)the certificate application has not been determined by the end of the period mentioned in subsection (2) above, or
(b)the certificate application has been determined by the issue of such a certificate but at a time when there is insufficient time remaining for the application mentioned in subsection (2) (“the permit application”) to be made by the end of that period,
the permit application must be made as early as practicable before the day (or the first of the days) on which the collection is to take place.
(5)In this section “exempt collection” means a collection in a public place which is an exempt collection by virtue of section 50.