Street Peformers’ Associations

In towns/cities/regions where there is a high concentration of buskers, Street Performers’ Associations (SPA’s) are an essential part of of philosophy of self-regulation.

The SPA acts to liaise between performers and other stakeholders and resolve issues informally before official enforcement is required. An intimate knowledge of the locality ensures they can approach potential problems in a responsive and appropriate manner.

Regular meetings between the SPA, Council, Police, Residents and businesses ensure that a balanced and co-operative approach to busking can be maintained.

Their make-up varies widely depending on what is required and local dynamics.

Westminster SPA