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:sax: (YORK) City Halls often see busking as a potential problem to be managed and restricted. The victory with the York City Council resulted in a document designed to encourage and welcome buskers from all over the world.
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An online petition was started by the Keep Streets Live Campaign. It was signed by over 4000 people and called on York to scrap their restrictive policy and work with the busking community to produce new guidance. It seems while one town is outlawing busking and street performing, another is begging for buskers to revitalize their historic and shopping districts.

The York document may influence London's policy that criminalizes street musicians. A campaign has been set up to challenge it and protect Britain's public spaces. The Camden dispute has organized buskers consulting in the House of Lords, taking the Council to The Court Of Appeal, engaging with politicians, seeking ways to collaborate with businesses and residents to establish a best practice guide that is mutually beneficial for all.

Follow the links below to get involved and informed.


Victory in York!
Repeal London’s Anti-Busking laws (w/video)
York Busking Guide


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