"Chuggers" fundraising on Gloucester's streets have been called a nuisance (the nickname comes from "charity mugger") - but a tougher clampdown could be on the way.
The city council wants to reduce the number of collectors, how many days they can work, and the area they can cover, but their plans must be approved by a regulatory body believed to be meeting with them today.
At the moment charities can collect in the city three days a week, as part of tougher rules introduced in 2012 after complaints from the public.
Tough guidelines to protect members of the public from overzealous charity street collectors have been introduced in Gloucester.
They're now banned from the city centre two days a week and will face tighter rules when they ARE allowed to operate. It follows complaints to the council.