Revenge of the chuggers - street fundraisers threaten legal action over Newcastle ban
Charity bosses have threatened Newcastle City Council with legal action over a plan to introduce a “chugging ban”.
It has emerged that the council were forced to put a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for the city on hold after a legal threat from the Public Fundraising Association (PFRA) - which represents chuggers.
The order, which was originally intended to come into effect over the summer, would have meant a ban on face to face fundraising in Newcastle.
The council sought legal advice after the threat of action and were told that they needed to broaden their public consultation on... read more