At last councils are taking action against 'charity muggers'... I've forgotten how many times I've had confrontations with chuggers over the years, including one who turned out to be poising as a charity worker but was in fact a fraudster. Found out after I contacted the charity in question complaining about there hard sell charity tactics for them to inform me they they did not have any workers out on that day. They contacted the police who asked me for a description so they could identify this woman on the towns cctv cameras...
Many of us do not like being approached in the street by kids in benetton clad outfits wielding clipboards who try and get your bank details by giving you a sob story about dying children and starving Africans. One, they are on commission... that's exploitation and two, they are mainly students with near zero experience of life and are not qualified to lecture the public on such matters.
They are arrogant and frequently after you say no thanks and walk away make cryptic, sarcastic and abusive comments behind your back. In my case, guaranteed to make me immediately walk back and confront them... the sooner they are restricted to chugger areas the better, because then you don't have to play dodge the chugger on the high street. When they position themselves across the high street in an offensive maneuver they are seeking confrontation and alienate shoppers who simply order more online and start to avoid the high street because it no longer remains a comfortable place to be..
BBC News - Charity Battle