Charity collectors limit up for talks
PLANS to limit the number of street charity collectors in Cheltenham will be discussed at a meeting tonight.
Borough chiefs are considering introducing tough regulations which would limit the days when face-to-face fundraisers, also known as "chuggers", come to the town.
Under the new rules, being put forward by the authority, there would be a limit of six collectors at any one time.
They would only be allowed to work along the pedestrianised area of the High Street, between Pittville Street and Winchcombe Street. And the days would be restricted to Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
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Town centre manager Martin Quantock is among those pushing for tougher rules.
"Shoppers have to contend with a whole column of them and for me that's unacceptable," he said. "It's high time the issue was addressed."
Cabinet members will discuss whether to introduce the rules at the Municipal Offices this evening.