'Charity muggers' could be banned from Bolton town centre at weekends

The Bolton News: A "chugger" approaching a shopper. New stricter rules could see the end of this in Bolton. A "chugger" approaching a shopper. New stricter rules could see the end of this in Bolton.

CHARITY fundraisers could be banned from the town centre at weekends — to prevent them intimidating town centre shoppers.

On-street charity fundraisers — known as "charity muggers" or "chuggers" — have become a familiar sight in the streets around Victoria Square as they approach shoppers, asking them to sign up for a monthly direct debit.

Now, Bolton Council plans to ask charities to agree to a set of rules designed to stop shoppers being pestered by fundraisers.

These include banning fundraisers at weekends and asking them to keep a distance of three metres from each other.

They also want charities to agree to only allow a maximum of five fundraisers on the streets, with just one charity allowed each day in either Deansgate and Oxford Street, or Market Street and Hotel Street.

Bolton is following in the footsteps of Manchester, Salford, Trafford and Wigan, who have all introduced the agreement through the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association, and will now start a public consultation about the plans.

Cllr Nick Peel, who is in charge of licensing applications to the council, welcomed the move.

He said: “All of the charities who apply to carry out street collections on the square come to me for approval, and the vast majority of ‘chuggers’ are very reasonable.


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“I think the rules that we have on fundraisers are quite right. We don’t want people feeling intimidated when they’re out shopping.”

The same report also calls for more restrictions on house-to-house charity collections — asking that charities only carry out one collection drive per ward each year.

Cllr Peel believes more needs to be done to protect vulnerable people being hassled on the doorstep.

He said: “People are really offended by it. There are plenty of charity shops and direct debit arrangements available if people want to give to charity.

“But we are restricted by national government regulations over what we can do about it.

“It would be helpful if we could have more stringent regulations, but I’d urge members of the public not to feel forced to give money to charities on the doorstep.”

The term “chugger” is short for the slang phrase “charity mugger”. The fundraisers are paid a set wage, with some receiving commission for the number of people they sign up to a direct debit.

In 2012, council bosses introduced new rules which aimed to restrict the movement of street fundraisers. Those who breach the rules can land the charity they represent with a fine of at least £1,000.

The measures by the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA) include chuggers no longer being able to follow a person for more than three steps.

To have your say on the new plans, go here.

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6:43am Mon 14 Apr 14

biglad44 says...

They earn a good living from collecting donations if anyone wants to donate to charity go to the charity's web site and donate that way. That way no one takes a cut out of your donation.
They earn a good living from collecting donations if anyone wants to donate to charity go to the charity's web site and donate that way. That way no one takes a cut out of your donation. biglad44
  • Score: 51

7:34am Mon 14 Apr 14

vicric87 says...

I really nee don't like that guy who sells the joke books to raise money for, I believe, though I'm not sure, students. I always try to avoid him when im near superdrug.
I really nee don't like that guy who sells the joke books to raise money for, I believe, though I'm not sure, students. I always try to avoid him when im near superdrug. vicric87
  • Score: 21

7:59am Mon 14 Apr 14

jellbellkell says...

Always ignored them & other ppl should to! Simple !.
Always ignored them & other ppl should to! Simple !. jellbellkell
  • Score: 27

8:18am Mon 14 Apr 14

marco999 says...

It's about time they were all banned. I hate their, "Have you got a minute?" sales spiel - "No, I don't have a minute, I'm in this god forsaken town shopping and my extortionate car parking charges are mounting up with every minute that passes so unless you want to pay me for the minutes of my time that you waste, I suggest you let me be on my way."
It's about time they were all banned. I hate their, "Have you got a minute?" sales spiel - "No, I don't have a minute, I'm in this god forsaken town shopping and my extortionate car parking charges are mounting up with every minute that passes so unless you want to pay me for the minutes of my time that you waste, I suggest you let me be on my way." marco999
  • Score: 49

8:35am Mon 14 Apr 14

Balboa says...

"They come to me for approval..." how very self-centred our half-wit muppet councillors are. It's about the town, its people not about some power crazy, pen-pusher.
"They come to me for approval..." how very self-centred our half-wit muppet councillors are. It's about the town, its people not about some power crazy, pen-pusher. Balboa
  • Score: 26

8:42am Mon 14 Apr 14

GoneNow says...

The one who did a star jump to land in front of me about three inches from my face got told to f*** o**

I think she got off lightly
The one who did a star jump to land in front of me about three inches from my face got told to f*** o** I think she got off lightly GoneNow
  • Score: 49

9:09am Mon 14 Apr 14

stereo_world says...

Good.
Good. stereo_world
  • Score: 11

9:38am Mon 14 Apr 14

AndyMorton says...

Seen one guy asking for money for wheelchair charity he ended up in bookies facing thorntons what used to be ladbrokes with his hot chocolate and bacon butty. Daylight robbery
Seen one guy asking for money for wheelchair charity he ended up in bookies facing thorntons what used to be ladbrokes with his hot chocolate and bacon butty. Daylight robbery AndyMorton
  • Score: 15

9:45am Mon 14 Apr 14

Amy Hare says...

These chuggers are the main reason I completely avoid certain area's of the town centre. I'm all for donating to charity and understand that charities need energetic vibrant people to do this kind of work, however, they can be quite intimidating, even to someone as confident as me when they're up in your face rambling out their cause while you're meandering through town minding your own trying to update your Facebook status. I also completely disagree with them asking your personal details in what can be a very busy area, it feels morally wrong to me. Surely there are better ways of going about raising awareness of the many charities out there without intimidating joe public. We might be more inclined to hand over our hard earned if we didn't feel bullied into it IMHO!
These chuggers are the main reason I completely avoid certain area's of the town centre. I'm all for donating to charity and understand that charities need energetic vibrant people to do this kind of work, however, they can be quite intimidating, even to someone as confident as me when they're up in your face rambling out their cause while you're meandering through town minding your own trying to update your Facebook status. I also completely disagree with them asking your personal details in what can be a very busy area, it feels morally wrong to me. Surely there are better ways of going about raising awareness of the many charities out there without intimidating joe public. We might be more inclined to hand over our hard earned if we didn't feel bullied into it IMHO! Amy Hare
  • Score: 24

10:05am Mon 14 Apr 14

David 1957 says...

Lets hope this ban includes sattelite companies especially in the Crompton Place
Lets hope this ban includes sattelite companies especially in the Crompton Place David 1957
  • Score: 26

10:08am Mon 14 Apr 14

Tarjeta amarillo says...

I'm pleased the council are doing something about this. So long overdue. Newport street and market street are no-go zones for me for this reason (Newport street is very intimidating anyway). If the bus station is going to be the new gateway then more than calling the street a European boulevard is certainly needed.
I do worry that the council don't have enough staff to get rid of the offenders though. I complained about the paint balling sellers outside Barclays Bank when i politely declined their approach and was given a 4 letter tirade. The response I got from the council was that only 1 staff member was in and they were in a meeting. The student ragmag seller as mentioned in another comment is just an idiot.
I'm not sure just banning them for weekends is enough.
I'm pleased the council are doing something about this. So long overdue. Newport street and market street are no-go zones for me for this reason (Newport street is very intimidating anyway). If the bus station is going to be the new gateway then more than calling the street a European boulevard is certainly needed. I do worry that the council don't have enough staff to get rid of the offenders though. I complained about the paint balling sellers outside Barclays Bank when i politely declined their approach and was given a 4 letter tirade. The response I got from the council was that only 1 staff member was in and they were in a meeting. The student ragmag seller as mentioned in another comment is just an idiot. I'm not sure just banning them for weekends is enough. Tarjeta amarillo
  • Score: 24

10:38am Mon 14 Apr 14

boltonlife14 says...

nothing more annoying than these people constantly chasing you down the street excuse me excuse me, take the hint if im not answering. they should just have a little hut/stand in a certain place and if people want to sign up they walk over to hut instead of being mithered all the time.

and as for marco999 comment i think your over exaggerating a little, Market Hall is free for up to 90 mins and then only £1 for up to 3 hours and then £2.50 after that not that does seem extortionate to me....you drama queen!
nothing more annoying than these people constantly chasing you down the street excuse me excuse me, take the hint if im not answering. they should just have a little hut/stand in a certain place and if people want to sign up they walk over to hut instead of being mithered all the time. and as for marco999 comment i think your over exaggerating a little, Market Hall is free for up to 90 mins and then only £1 for up to 3 hours and then £2.50 after that not that does seem extortionate to me....you drama queen! boltonlife14
  • Score: -2

10:40am Mon 14 Apr 14

JustBecause says...

I will not give to charity fullstop, last time I gave £5 for children in need I was bombarded with telesales for about a month wanting a monthly subscription, never again, bloody vultures.

And people make a very nice living on the backs of each and every donation.
I will not give to charity fullstop, last time I gave £5 for children in need I was bombarded with telesales for about a month wanting a monthly subscription, never again, bloody vultures. And people make a very nice living on the backs of each and every donation. JustBecause
  • Score: 18

10:47am Mon 14 Apr 14

itsnotthatbad says...

I have a name for the chuggers.... CHUNTS as said by sean lock :-)
I have a name for the chuggers.... CHUNTS as said by sean lock :-) itsnotthatbad
  • Score: 25

10:47am Mon 14 Apr 14

TalkSense82 says...

Some people need to get grip. How hard is it to say " No thanks" and carry on going about your day. Not like they've got a knife to your throat is it.
Some people need to get grip. How hard is it to say " No thanks" and carry on going about your day. Not like they've got a knife to your throat is it. TalkSense82
  • Score: -17

11:05am Mon 14 Apr 14

itsnotthatbad says...

TalkSense82 wrote:
Some people need to get grip. How hard is it to say " No thanks" and carry on going about your day. Not like they've got a knife to your throat is it.
They're just the same as a smackhead asking for 20p for "a cup of tea" or a chav asking for a fag off you. you go shopping not to be mithered ie why people go to trafford ctr or middlebrook as this doesnt happen there! ban them for good 7 days a week.
[quote][p][bold]TalkSense82[/bold] wrote: Some people need to get grip. How hard is it to say " No thanks" and carry on going about your day. Not like they've got a knife to your throat is it.[/p][/quote]They're just the same as a smackhead asking for 20p for "a cup of tea" or a chav asking for a fag off you. you go shopping not to be mithered ie why people go to trafford ctr or middlebrook as this doesnt happen there! ban them for good 7 days a week. itsnotthatbad
  • Score: 20

11:12am Mon 14 Apr 14

LordLeverhulme says...

If they're thinking about banning them at weekends.. then they acknowledge they are annoying and detrimental to the town centre... therefore they should be banning them outright 7 days a week.
If they're thinking about banning them at weekends.. then they acknowledge they are annoying and detrimental to the town centre... therefore they should be banning them outright 7 days a week. LordLeverhulme
  • Score: 32

11:19am Mon 14 Apr 14

goldie47 says...

ban them entirely....also the groups who congregate in newport street on a daily basis
ban them entirely....also the groups who congregate in newport street on a daily basis goldie47
  • Score: 21

11:19am Mon 14 Apr 14

Janbur says...

I give to charity,but I hate it when some one shakes a tin under your nose,also when people knock on your door there is nothing that is so annoying as that.Now they are doing it by phone got a phone call the other day from RSPCC where the hell do they get your number from,maybe they all club together and share your number.Also I don't like it when they try to make you feel guilty
I give to charity,but I hate it when some one shakes a tin under your nose,also when people knock on your door there is nothing that is so annoying as that.Now they are doing it by phone got a phone call the other day from RSPCC where the hell do they get your number from,maybe they all club together and share your number.Also I don't like it when they try to make you feel guilty Janbur
  • Score: 13

11:22am Mon 14 Apr 14

prestonexile says...

Anyone who signs up to a direct debit mandate on a street corner must be mad and is asking for trouble. Even though the collector may be bona fide the risks of your bank data falling into the wrong hands are obvious. I never take on these 'chuggers' and just give a polite 'no thanks'. I have no problem with people rattling collection tins in a good cause but these should be limited in the town centre to one charity per week.
Anyone who signs up to a direct debit mandate on a street corner must be mad and is asking for trouble. Even though the collector may be bona fide the risks of your bank data falling into the wrong hands are obvious. I never take on these 'chuggers' and just give a polite 'no thanks'. I have no problem with people rattling collection tins in a good cause but these should be limited in the town centre to one charity per week. prestonexile
  • Score: 11

11:29am Mon 14 Apr 14

Gore Seer says...

These People Are Begging, Busters Are Begging, In My Opinion, And Begging As Been Stopped Or As It Not.
These People Are Begging, Busters Are Begging, In My Opinion, And Begging As Been Stopped Or As It Not. Gore Seer
  • Score: -6

11:32am Mon 14 Apr 14

notgonehome says...

Are they also going to ban these jobs from the jobcentre plus website must be 10 to 15 a week listed for the Bolton area
Are they also going to ban these jobs from the jobcentre plus website must be 10 to 15 a week listed for the Bolton area notgonehome
  • Score: 10

11:35am Mon 14 Apr 14

The Righteous One says...

biglad44 wrote:
They earn a good living from collecting donations if anyone wants to donate to charity go to the charity's web site and donate that way. That way no one takes a cut out of your donation.
Wouldn't say it good, but for those doing it they do get a share of what they collect.

On many job boards they appear every now and again and it is minimum wage (£6.53/hour) plus 2% of everything they collect.

But saying that when you do sign up to a charity via the net or any other means hope you realise that the full amount of what you donate is not given to help the charity as wages, rents, ill payments also comes from the amount you give. Therefore for every £5 you donate about £2 to £2.50 is given in aid and the rest pays the bills and wages!!!
[quote][p][bold]biglad44[/bold] wrote: They earn a good living from collecting donations if anyone wants to donate to charity go to the charity's web site and donate that way. That way no one takes a cut out of your donation.[/p][/quote]Wouldn't say it good, but for those doing it they do get a share of what they collect. On many job boards they appear every now and again and it is minimum wage (£6.53/hour) plus 2% of everything they collect. But saying that when you do sign up to a charity via the net or any other means hope you realise that the full amount of what you donate is not given to help the charity as wages, rents, ill payments also comes from the amount you give. Therefore for every £5 you donate about £2 to £2.50 is given in aid and the rest pays the bills and wages!!! The Righteous One
  • Score: -3

11:38am Mon 14 Apr 14

The Righteous One says...

notgonehome wrote:
Are they also going to ban these jobs from the jobcentre plus website must be 10 to 15 a week listed for the Bolton area
Hoe can Bolton Council do that when JCP and the job boards have nothing to do with the council. JCP Universal Jobsearch is operated by the DWP (under Monster management) whilst all other agencies and job boards are there to make money and a job is a job. Chugging is still a job, although not looked up with positiveness!!! It is not illegal to "chug"
[quote][p][bold]notgonehome[/bold] wrote: Are they also going to ban these jobs from the jobcentre plus website must be 10 to 15 a week listed for the Bolton area[/p][/quote]Hoe can Bolton Council do that when JCP and the job boards have nothing to do with the council. JCP Universal Jobsearch is operated by the DWP (under Monster management) whilst all other agencies and job boards are there to make money and a job is a job. Chugging is still a job, although not looked up with positiveness!!! It is not illegal to "chug" The Righteous One
  • Score: -23

11:49am Mon 14 Apr 14

Barbara44 says...

I donated £5 to the advert on t,v, for blind deaf & dumb children and really had to have a go at them after they constantly kept ringing me, put me off ever doing it again.
I donated £5 to the advert on t,v, for blind deaf & dumb children and really had to have a go at them after they constantly kept ringing me, put me off ever doing it again. Barbara44
  • Score: 9

11:53am Mon 14 Apr 14

itsnotthatbad says...

We should start a new charity called "chuck out the chugger" and then go round and "star jump" or get in THEIR faces and ask if they "have a few minutes to listen to this worthy cause" about how we need to eradicate this scourge of the streets and by simply donating £3 a day will help us to find and rehome these irritating individuals, and mither them so much that they give up ,go home and leave.... :-)
We should start a new charity called "chuck out the chugger" and then go round and "star jump" or get in THEIR faces and ask if they "have a few minutes to listen to this worthy cause" about how we need to eradicate this scourge of the streets and by simply donating £3 a day will help us to find and rehome these irritating individuals, and mither them so much that they give up ,go home and leave.... :-) itsnotthatbad
  • Score: 11

12:19pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Rememberscarborough says...

Chuggers are on a par with pound shops and bookies so are another reason why I don't like going anywhere near the town centre.

Notice that Middlebrook and Trafford centre don't allow these people to harass their customers...
Chuggers are on a par with pound shops and bookies so are another reason why I don't like going anywhere near the town centre. Notice that Middlebrook and Trafford centre don't allow these people to harass their customers... Rememberscarborough
  • Score: 14

12:34pm Mon 14 Apr 14

hal pel says...

Gore Seer wrote:
These People Are Begging, Busters Are Begging, In My Opinion, And Begging As Been Stopped Or As It Not.
Why do you use capital letters to spell every word?
[quote][p][bold]Gore Seer[/bold] wrote: These People Are Begging, Busters Are Begging, In My Opinion, And Begging As Been Stopped Or As It Not.[/p][/quote]Why do you use capital letters to spell every word? hal pel
  • Score: 8

1:05pm Mon 14 Apr 14

The Righteous One says...

Rememberscarborough wrote:
Chuggers are on a par with pound shops and bookies so are another reason why I don't like going anywhere near the town centre.

Notice that Middlebrook and Trafford centre don't allow these people to harass their customers...
Mainly because Middlebrook and Trafford Centre are private property, unlike the town centre!

Therefore the management have the right to refuse chuggers!
[quote][p][bold]Rememberscarborough[/bold] wrote: Chuggers are on a par with pound shops and bookies so are another reason why I don't like going anywhere near the town centre. Notice that Middlebrook and Trafford centre don't allow these people to harass their customers...[/p][/quote]Mainly because Middlebrook and Trafford Centre are private property, unlike the town centre! Therefore the management have the right to refuse chuggers! The Righteous One
  • Score: -26

1:18pm Mon 14 Apr 14

TalkSense82 says...

itsnotthatbad wrote:
TalkSense82 wrote:
Some people need to get grip. How hard is it to say " No thanks" and carry on going about your day. Not like they've got a knife to your throat is it.
They're just the same as a smackhead asking for 20p for "a cup of tea" or a chav asking for a fag off you. you go shopping not to be mithered ie why people go to trafford ctr or middlebrook as this doesnt happen there! ban them for good 7 days a week.
It's still not hard to say no though is it. Personally it doesn't stop me for going in town when I need something. Plenty of people go to Manchester where there are numerous of both types of people you've mentioned. I just think some people get wound up far to easily by first world problems like this. Life's too short to spend time worrying about people collecting for charities. Surely there are some more important issues to tackle!
[quote][p][bold]itsnotthatbad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TalkSense82[/bold] wrote: Some people need to get grip. How hard is it to say " No thanks" and carry on going about your day. Not like they've got a knife to your throat is it.[/p][/quote]They're just the same as a smackhead asking for 20p for "a cup of tea" or a chav asking for a fag off you. you go shopping not to be mithered ie why people go to trafford ctr or middlebrook as this doesnt happen there! ban them for good 7 days a week.[/p][/quote]It's still not hard to say no though is it. Personally it doesn't stop me for going in town when I need something. Plenty of people go to Manchester where there are numerous of both types of people you've mentioned. I just think some people get wound up far to easily by first world problems like this. Life's too short to spend time worrying about people collecting for charities. Surely there are some more important issues to tackle! TalkSense82
  • Score: -1

1:18pm Mon 14 Apr 14

TalkSense82 says...

itsnotthatbad wrote:
TalkSense82 wrote:
Some people need to get grip. How hard is it to say " No thanks" and carry on going about your day. Not like they've got a knife to your throat is it.
They're just the same as a smackhead asking for 20p for "a cup of tea" or a chav asking for a fag off you. you go shopping not to be mithered ie why people go to trafford ctr or middlebrook as this doesnt happen there! ban them for good 7 days a week.
It's still not hard to say no though is it. Personally it doesn't stop me for going in town when I need something. Plenty of people go to Manchester where there are numerous of both types of people you've mentioned. I just think some people get wound up far to easily by first world problems like this. Life's too short to spend time worrying about people collecting for charities. Surely there are some more important issues to tackle!
[quote][p][bold]itsnotthatbad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TalkSense82[/bold] wrote: Some people need to get grip. How hard is it to say " No thanks" and carry on going about your day. Not like they've got a knife to your throat is it.[/p][/quote]They're just the same as a smackhead asking for 20p for "a cup of tea" or a chav asking for a fag off you. you go shopping not to be mithered ie why people go to trafford ctr or middlebrook as this doesnt happen there! ban them for good 7 days a week.[/p][/quote]It's still not hard to say no though is it. Personally it doesn't stop me for going in town when I need something. Plenty of people go to Manchester where there are numerous of both types of people you've mentioned. I just think some people get wound up far to easily by first world problems like this. Life's too short to spend time worrying about people collecting for charities. Surely there are some more important issues to tackle! TalkSense82
  • Score: -3

1:25pm Mon 14 Apr 14

TalkSense82 says...

Just say no to chugs kids!
Just say no to chugs kids! TalkSense82
  • Score: 3

1:26pm Mon 14 Apr 14

MalcM59 says...

While they're banning groups harrassing people for money, something should be done about the increasing number of door knockers who try to sell you some piece of overpriced household junk from a big holdall - If you refuse, then you get a right mouthful.
Appreciate the need for rehabilitation and getting people back earning, but this is intimidating and wrong, especially when they turn up after dark. Even had one lad trying it on the other week who'd come from bloody Middlesborough to flog his wares.
While they're banning groups harrassing people for money, something should be done about the increasing number of door knockers who try to sell you some piece of overpriced household junk from a big holdall - If you refuse, then you get a right mouthful. Appreciate the need for rehabilitation and getting people back earning, but this is intimidating and wrong, especially when they turn up after dark. Even had one lad trying it on the other week who'd come from bloody Middlesborough to flog his wares. MalcM59
  • Score: 6

1:40pm Mon 14 Apr 14

GoneNow says...

MalcM59 wrote:
While they're banning groups harrassing people for money, something should be done about the increasing number of door knockers who try to sell you some piece of overpriced household junk from a big holdall - If you refuse, then you get a right mouthful.
Appreciate the need for rehabilitation and getting people back earning, but this is intimidating and wrong, especially when they turn up after dark. Even had one lad trying it on the other week who'd come from bloody Middlesborough to flog his wares.
I say 'I'm sorry I don't live here' and shut the door...

..thats if I bother answering the door, If I see someone walking up to our door and don't recognise them chances are I won't open the door to them.
[quote][p][bold]MalcM59[/bold] wrote: While they're banning groups harrassing people for money, something should be done about the increasing number of door knockers who try to sell you some piece of overpriced household junk from a big holdall - If you refuse, then you get a right mouthful. Appreciate the need for rehabilitation and getting people back earning, but this is intimidating and wrong, especially when they turn up after dark. Even had one lad trying it on the other week who'd come from bloody Middlesborough to flog his wares.[/p][/quote]I say 'I'm sorry I don't live here' and shut the door... ..thats if I bother answering the door, If I see someone walking up to our door and don't recognise them chances are I won't open the door to them. GoneNow
  • Score: 5

1:43pm Mon 14 Apr 14

AndyMorton says...

Big issue? Literally
Big issue? Literally AndyMorton
  • Score: 3

1:47pm Mon 14 Apr 14

itsnotthatbad says...

MalcM59 wrote:
While they're banning groups harrassing people for money, something should be done about the increasing number of door knockers who try to sell you some piece of overpriced household junk from a big holdall - If you refuse, then you get a right mouthful.
Appreciate the need for rehabilitation and getting people back earning, but this is intimidating and wrong, especially when they turn up after dark. Even had one lad trying it on the other week who'd come from bloody Middlesborough to flog his wares.
Ive had this too ,apparently its a "scheme" to help out of work people... met with the same abuse from them too...
[quote][p][bold]MalcM59[/bold] wrote: While they're banning groups harrassing people for money, something should be done about the increasing number of door knockers who try to sell you some piece of overpriced household junk from a big holdall - If you refuse, then you get a right mouthful. Appreciate the need for rehabilitation and getting people back earning, but this is intimidating and wrong, especially when they turn up after dark. Even had one lad trying it on the other week who'd come from bloody Middlesborough to flog his wares.[/p][/quote]Ive had this too ,apparently its a "scheme" to help out of work people... met with the same abuse from them too... itsnotthatbad
  • Score: 3

3:25pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Sparkle47 says...

Just tell them you already donate to their charity... no real comeback to that.

And as for the bloke selling joke books... just refuse to deal with them, its not a charity thing at all, students used to raise thousands of pounds by selling Rag Mags as they were called, then this lot appeared and forced the students out of the market.
Just tell them you already donate to their charity... no real comeback to that. And as for the bloke selling joke books... just refuse to deal with them, its not a charity thing at all, students used to raise thousands of pounds by selling Rag Mags as they were called, then this lot appeared and forced the students out of the market. Sparkle47
  • Score: 3

6:57pm Mon 14 Apr 14

tillyflop53 says...

someone from charity knocked on door this afternoon. I didnt answer! as i went to shop the woman saw me coming out of my house and said why didnt you answer door? i told her charity begins at home and not to knock anymore her face was priceless!
someone from charity knocked on door this afternoon. I didnt answer! as i went to shop the woman saw me coming out of my house and said why didnt you answer door? i told her charity begins at home and not to knock anymore her face was priceless! tillyflop53
  • Score: 2

7:57pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Beyond News Forum says...

I still say it does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that the charities who pay a set wage and commission are stinging people good.

£7.50 per hour and coms come to around £10.00 per hour for a good street chugger, more for a very good chugger. Hmmmm go figure peeps before you start throwing your money at Africa or ChildAid or whatever.

Dum di dum dum... lol
I still say it does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that the charities who pay a set wage and commission are stinging people good. £7.50 per hour and coms come to around £10.00 per hour for a good street chugger, more for a very good chugger. Hmmmm go figure peeps before you start throwing your money at Africa or ChildAid or whatever. Dum di dum dum... lol Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 5

8:51pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Ronnies27 says...

If you don't want talk to them, just walk past them with a firm but polite "No thank you" and carry on with the rest of your day.
If you don't want talk to them, just walk past them with a firm but polite "No thank you" and carry on with the rest of your day. Ronnies27
  • Score: 6

12:37am Tue 15 Apr 14

BoltonLancs says...

If they disrupt my peace and violate my personal space, then they have every right to know what a nasty piece of work I can be. Keep them on the streets I say, allow Average Joe let off some steam occasionally..
If they disrupt my peace and violate my personal space, then they have every right to know what a nasty piece of work I can be. Keep them on the streets I say, allow Average Joe let off some steam occasionally.. BoltonLancs
  • Score: 1

3:46am Tue 15 Apr 14

mr.mark.c says...

I tell them to eff off and threaten a kick in the happy sacks or lady bits.
Did you know that just £2 a month will teach an African the difference between his wife and an intruder .
I tell them to eff off and threaten a kick in the happy sacks or lady bits. Did you know that just £2 a month will teach an African the difference between his wife and an intruder . mr.mark.c
  • Score: 1

7:06am Tue 15 Apr 14

notgonehome says...

If they are not allowed to use the town centre and other places do the same will unemployment rise
If they are not allowed to use the town centre and other places do the same will unemployment rise notgonehome
  • Score: 0

8:31am Tue 15 Apr 14

Jim271 says...

The joke book people are CON MEN, they have been doing it for years, they live in very nice houses in Blackpool in between signing on the dole.
The joke book people are CON MEN, they have been doing it for years, they live in very nice houses in Blackpool in between signing on the dole. Jim271
  • Score: 1

10:03am Tue 15 Apr 14

Earthlungs says...

l resent the word "Charity",when collecting money is not for a chariable cause,but for ill gotton gains.These collectors are deceiving people into thinking it is for a good cause when in fact it is filtered off to corrupt sources.They also claim the money is going to the cause,just by giving the crumbs,while they take the vast slice of the donated.lt should be banned permanently,to send a message about these so called charities will not be tollerated.Corruptio
n is the enemy of the economy,and it is best to nip it in the bud before it gets out of hand
l resent the word "Charity",when collecting money is not for a chariable cause,but for ill gotton gains.These collectors are deceiving people into thinking it is for a good cause when in fact it is filtered off to corrupt sources.They also claim the money is going to the cause,just by giving the crumbs,while they take the vast slice of the donated.lt should be banned permanently,to send a message about these so called charities will not be tollerated.Corruptio n is the enemy of the economy,and it is best to nip it in the bud before it gets out of hand Earthlungs
  • Score: 0

4:48pm Wed 16 Apr 14

fay clarke says...

It is the supermarket checkout collecting for charity with their buckets and wanting to pack your shopping all wrong that bugs me.
It is the supermarket checkout collecting for charity with their buckets and wanting to pack your shopping all wrong that bugs me. fay clarke
  • Score: 2

8:20am Sat 19 Apr 14

MrBenggo says...

I am sick and tired of being mithered to give to charity,the government now gives £10.5 billion pounds to overseas aid,a rise of 28% this year,and it is borrowing money to give away to other countries.
People have lost their jobs in the name of austerity,the bedroom tax,disabled people lost their benefit and the money given away,and some of the countries are richer than ours.
Stick your charity,I've had enough of it.
I am sick and tired of being mithered to give to charity,the government now gives £10.5 billion pounds to overseas aid,a rise of 28% this year,and it is borrowing money to give away to other countries. People have lost their jobs in the name of austerity,the bedroom tax,disabled people lost their benefit and the money given away,and some of the countries are richer than ours. Stick your charity,I've had enough of it. MrBenggo
  • Score: 1

6:38pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Curryking32000 says...

I live in Norwich and while the authorities couldnt ban them outright, i devised a means of doing it myself completely legally. Simply film them especially the bad behavior and upload it to youtube and send the charity and agency the link. Look in youtube to see my videos under curryking32000. We rarely see chuggers in norwich now. The hate being filmed and are well aware of me doing it and they can get very hostile if they see you. Ive been confronted many times but i enjoy it snd report it to the police and council. Try it, it works!!!!
I live in Norwich and while the authorities couldnt ban them outright, i devised a means of doing it myself completely legally. Simply film them especially the bad behavior and upload it to youtube and send the charity and agency the link. Look in youtube to see my videos under curryking32000. We rarely see chuggers in norwich now. The hate being filmed and are well aware of me doing it and they can get very hostile if they see you. Ive been confronted many times but i enjoy it snd report it to the police and council. Try it, it works!!!! Curryking32000
  • Score: 1

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