Bye Laws regarding street entertaining

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I would like to know if the council has issued any formal bylaws which prevent busking in Lytham St Annes.
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Eva Cartmell

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Posted 3 years ago

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Andy Cain, Employee

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Hi Eva

The post below might help it covers busking in st annes and lytham.

https://getsatisfaction.com/fylde/top...

I am not aware of any byelaws. The full list can be found below.

http://www.fylde.gov.uk/council-and-d...

Hope that helps

Andy
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Eva Cartmell

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Thanks for the reply Andy. #
I understand that under the Licensing Act 2003 busking is not licensable as it does not fall into the criteria of "regulated entertainment".

There does not appear to be any bye law prohibiting busking.

In conclusion a person wishing to busk in Lytham St Annes would be able to do so without a license, providing they were not causing an obstruction.
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Eva Cartmell

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I would have thought that busking is usually incidental to other activities (such as shopping when in the town centre) and so is classed as background music rather than "regulated entertainment", and is exempt from licensing under Licensing Act 2003.
It does seem a grey area, but I have read information from other towns and have not found one that views busking as being classed as "regulated entertainment".
I await clarification from your licensing department.
Thanks again for your replies (and on a Sunday too :-)).
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Andy Cain, Employee

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Hi Eva,

I have spoken to licensing today and you are right in saying that busking isn’t classed as "regulated entertainment" so you are free to busk.

The police have the powers to move people on if it’s causing a nuisance.

I have removed my previous answer as the information provided wasn’t 100% accurate.

Hope that helps
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Eva Cartmell

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Thank you very much Andy. Your help is much appreciated.