Extra permissions for charity collections

In some locations you may need to get permission from another organisation for charitable collections, in addition to either a house to house collections licence or a street collections permit.

The Icon for pdf Map of Runnymede [60.02KB] shows the main towns we allow collections to take place in.

Along the Thames Path

To collect money on the Thames Path in Runnymede you will need:

The Icon for pdf Thames Path [432.09KB] at Runnymede runs alongside Runnymede Pleasure Grounds. If you want to collect money inside the Pleasure Grounds or in any of our other parks and open spaces which are owned by the Council you will also need the permission of our .

Crown Estate land

If you want to collect money on Crown Estate land, such as The Green at Englefield Green or on the pathways around the lake at Virginia Water you will need a Icon for pdf street collections permit [595.92KB] and permission from The Crown Estate.

Hamm Court, Weybridge

Hamm Court is a private estate in Runnymede between Chertsey Meads and Weybridge, on the River Thames, where door to door sales and house to house collections are not allowed.

Virginia Water

The Wentworth Estate Roads Committee has advised that direct debit and commercial clothing collections cannot take place on the Icon for pdf Wentworth Estate [98.3KB] in Virginia Water.


If you would like a 'Stop cold calling' sticker pack from Trading Standards please contact clare.pinnock@runnymede.gov.uk


'We have reviewed this statement as at 29 June 2020 and are asking all charity collectors, buskers and others that have not already done so to cease activities to comply with PHE guidance on social distancing and avoiding going out except for essential reasons.We note there is no definitive Government guidance in respect of clothing collections.  In order to make a decision to lift the suspension now would require the Council to seek assurances/disclosure of risk assessments from each collector to ensure that by lifting the suspension we are not exposing residents to increased risks or facilitating breaches of the relevant COVID Regulations.  In the absence of such evidence from each collector, it is believed to be in the interest of protecting public health to keep the suspension in place until such time that the relevant COVID Regulations are amended. Licences that have been granted can, subject to availability, be moved to a future date. That new date will be confirmed upon receipt and consideration of such a request.  No new applications will be granted until further notice.


We are also asking nationally exempted charities and third party fundraisers to abide by this request and to follow guidance issued by the relevant national organisations and Central Government.  We will review the position again once shielding is 'paused' on 1 August 2020. 

For further guidance, please check the regular updates provided by Central Government and the Charity Commission: