Cllr. Iain Brodie Brown covers this subject in his recent blog posting (see link above) and he is right to do so.
Shopping in Southport’s Chapel Street can be a pain at times because of the activities of the young paid charity collectors who are known as ‘chuggers’. I would not be surprised if shoppers are being put off from shopping in Chapel Street so Iain is right to raise the profile of a matter that Sefton Council seems to have turned a blind eye to.
And its not only Southport where ‘chuggers’ are a concern. An internet search pulled up this newspaper article in Gloucester:-
Collecting for charities on our streets is a long standing tradition which we all support but ‘chugging’ is going too far. It has to be regulated in Southport.