Buskers in Bournemouth could be facing a ban from performing as a result of complaints from local businesses.
The Bournemouth Council are looking to introduce a PSPA (Public Space Protection Order), which will prohibit busking in certain areas, namely around Bournemouth Pavilion and Old Christchurch Road.
Councillor David Smith spoke to BUzz news, and explained the nature of a PSPA.
A consultation which took place on Monday received over 1,700 responses from the public with different perspectives on the issue, and councillor David Smith has stated that a verdict will be made in the next couple of weeks after the responses are carefully considered.
Local businesses have complained of not being able to hear phonecalls or concentrate as a result of buskers, however many feel that they offer a nice element to Bournemouth Town Centre.
Buskers in the Bournemouth area have been strongly urged in the past to apply for an identity card for the price of £10 a year in order to perform, but a new notion from the council may limit buskers to performing in more obscure areas.
Buskers also used to have to audition in order to perform in public, however rules on this have since been relaxed, making it more accessible.
Councillor David Smith feels that buskers bring a great deal to Bournemouth, but there must be limits.