Police say they have received 'numerous' reports of people begging in Chesterfield town centre today.
As a result, a dispersal order has been introduced in the town centre enabling officers to banish beggars from the area.
A spokesperson for Chesterfield Safer Neighbourhood Team said: "Four individuals have already been dispersed.
"Please continue to report it to us on 101."
It is an offence to beg in a public place.