Street collectors anger motorists – again

STREET collections in aid of the Syrian crisis are unlikely to be allowed again after more complaints from irate motorists.

Council officials intervened last Wednesday following concerns from drivers who were being stopped in Dewsbury town centre.

It was also claimed charity workers targeted vehicles in traffic at the Ravensthrope gyratory the next day.

The Press reported last week drivers have been hit around Corporation Street in Dewsbury recently.

Motorists who contacted us were unsure what group the street collectors were representing.

It has since emerged that the permit for the only Syria aid group permitted to do street collections expired on April 24.

Kirklees Council were unable to name the group with the permit and say whether they were responsible for the road havoc due to a staff absence.

A spokeswoman said: “The only licence issued to a group carrying out a collection for Syria expired on April 24.

“Following complaints, officers spoke to collectors out on Wednesday (April 30).

“The office did not receive any further complaints about subsequent collections for Syria.

“It is unlikely that any further licence will be granted for street collections of this nature due to the actions of the collectors.”

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