Every day the streets across Westminster are brought to life with performances from musicians, magicians, comedians, artists and dancers, who come from all over the world to perform here.
At the same time, Westminster receives around 1,800 complaints each year about excessive noise or overcrowding caused by busking. Westminster City Council is proposing a new policy that they hope will allow street entertainment to thrive whilst protecting residents and businesses. This will include a licensing scheme in busking hotspots where they receive the most complaints.
They are looking to hear your views before the consultation closes on 24 February 2020.
To have your say and to read more about the new busking and street entertainment policy, please head to Westminster’s page dedicated new the policy here.