Save Your Brum Buskers

Save Your Brum Buskers
We’ve just received an email from Birmingham saying that are proposing to ban the use of amplification AND musical instruments from the main pitches along and adjoining New Street.
Clearly this would have a catastrophic effect on those busking in the city, and would also result in them being displaced to other locations that would likely be more residential and noise sensitive.
Please have a look at the published proposals and make your thoughts known.
What is very concerning about this consultation is the way it ‘leads’ the participant towards a particular response. The video itself is not representative of the normal activity in the proposed restricted area, and also has very little relevance to busking, which is what the order targets rather than noise nuisance from other sources. It requires fairly considerable effort and intelligence to actually fill it out in a way that expresses opposition to the imposition of the policy. Of course certain behaviour is not acceptable but it doesn’t follow that all busking needs to be controlled or that a PSPO is needed, or that it would be the most effective way of dealing with any problems that do arise.
Please also sign and share our petition against the measures here.
#SaveBrumBuskers
#SayNo2PSPO
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