An interesting approach to street fundraisers in Newcastle...

As reported in the article below, fundraisers in the city must stay within an 8 foot by 3 foot area (slightly longer but the width of a standard single bed) measured out on the ground.

Stepping outside of the box results in a £100 fine.

The restrictions have been imposed by a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO). As described on Newcastle City Council's website, PSPO's are intended to deal with a nuisance or problem in a particular area that is "detrimental to the local community’s qualify of life".

Sledgehammer to crack a nut?