Spelthorne Council does not licence Buskers in this Borough, however, we have produced a leaflet to provide information and advice.
Buskers and other forms of street entertainment can help to create a colourful and cheerful atmosphere and give great delight to both residents and visitors.
However for those living or working in the town centre, busking can become intrusive or annoying and may lead to nuisance, in which case the Environmental Health Department may well receive complaints about noise.
This leaflet describes the legal controls over busking and provides some guidance concerning ways of avoiding noise disturbance from this form of entertainment.
Under the provisions of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 as empowered by the Statutory Nuisance Act 1997 noise from equipment used in the streets can be dealt with as a statutory nuisance by the Borough Council, who have powers to take action against those who create or allow the nuisance to happen.
Equipment" includes amplified musical instruments and the Act can apply if a busker is singing with any form of amplification system.
If you find you are being disturbed by buskers, either outside your place of work or where you live, contact the Council.
The address and telephone number of the Council are given below.
If you are a busker in the Spelthorne area adopt the following code:
If you need further information or advice, please contact:
Spelthorne Borough Council
Direct line: 01784 444202