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Thread #92468 Message #1768643
Posted By: Folkiedave
25-Jun-06 - 09:51 AM
Thread Name: London buskers / Licensing Act
Subject: RE: London buskers / Licensing Act
Buskers. Local authority giving you trouble? Fight back under the Freedom of Information Act.
Choose an event that takes place on the streets. (Anything with Lord Mayor or Mayor is usually good for this). Ask when these streets received pernmission to have regulated entertainment. Failing "Mayor" and "Streets" try "Parks".
This approach has worked for Sheffield where the whole of the City Centre and all major parks are now licensed. They may move buskers on - but they can´t do it with the Licensing Act 2003.
See my post June 25th for my response to Southwark.