The Introduction of Public Spaces Protection Order to Control Noise Nuisance from Busking and Street Speaking in the City Centre

Closed 29 Jun 2015

Opened 13 May 2015

Feedback Updated 14 Oct 2015

We Asked

for your views or comments on the possible introduction of a public spaces protection order to control excessive noise from buskers, street entertainers and street speakers in the city centre.

You Said

Over 650 responses were received and 60/40 were against the idea of a PSPO.

We Did

This proposal was discussed with Cllr James McKay who taking all into account no longer plans to proceed with the PSPO and will seek to address the issues of concerns in other ways.

Results Updated 11 Sep 2015

Over 500 responses were received to this consultation.  The responses have been forwarded to the officers concerned who are in the process of compiling a report which will then be fedback to cabinet and committee members for a decision on what action can be taken.

Overview

This consultation welcomes views or comments on the possible introduction of a Public Spaces Protection Order to control excessive noise from Buskers, Street Entertainers and Street Speakers in the City Centre by the prohibiting:

1. The use of amplification in the restricted area by Buskers, Street Entertainers and Street Speakers.

2. Noise from Buskers, Street Entertainers and Street Speakers that is so loud that it has, or is likely to have a detrimental effect on the quality of life of peopl ein the vicinity of the restricted area.

Why We Are Consulting

The consultation gives people a chance to make their views known over measures to tackle noise nuisance from Buskers, Street Entertainers and Street Speakers in the City Centre of Birmingham.

What Happens Next

Any feedback after the 6 week consultation will be reported back to the Cabinet Member and Strategic Director and will influence the final PSPO, including whether it is to apply at all times, or only at specified times, or at all times except those specified. The final decision as to whether th PSPO is introduced will be put before Full Council.

Areas

  • ACOCKS GREEN
  • ASTON
  • BARTLEY GREEN
  • BILLESLEY
  • BORDESLEY GREEN
  • BOURNVILLE
  • BRANDWOOD
  • CITY CENTRE
  • CITY-WIDE
  • EDGBASTON
  • ERDINGTON
  • HALL GREEN
  • HANDSWORTH WOOD
  • HARBORNE
  • HODGE HILL
  • KINGS NORTON
  • KINGSTANDING
  • LADYWOOD
  • LONGBRIDGE
  • LOZELLS AND EAST HANDSWORTH
  • MOSELEY AND KINGS HEATH
  • NECHELLS
  • NORTHFIELD
  • OSCOTT
  • PERRY BARR
  • QUINTON
  • SELLY OAK
  • SHARD END
  • SHELDON
  • SOHO
  • SOUTH YARDLEY
  • SPARKBROOK
  • SPRINGFIELD
  • STECHFORD AND YARDLEY NORTH
  • STOCKLAND GREEN
  • SUTTON FOUR OAKS
  • SUTTON NEW HALL
  • SUTTON TRINITY
  • SUTTON VESEY
  • TYBURN
  • WASHWOOD HEATH
  • WEOLEY

Audiences

  • All residents
  • Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • Minority Ethnic people
  • Carers
  • Young people
  • Older people
  • Disabled people
  • Children
  • Council tenants
  • Women
  • Councillors/MPs/MEPs
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender people
  • Children in Care/looked after
  • Gypsies/Travellers
  • Internet users
  • Parents/Carers/Guardians
  • Older people
  • Patients
  • People with Disabilities
  • People with Learning Disabilities
  • Men
  • Students
  • Visitors/tourists
  • Homeless
  • Offenders
  • People‚Äôs panel
  • Victims of Crime
  • Cyclists
  • Motor Vehicle Drivers
  • Pedestrians
  • Local Residents
  • Age All
  • Public Sector Bodies
  • Businesses
  • Faith groups
  • Community groups
  • Voluntary Organisations
  • Staff
  • Service user groups
  • Newly arrived groups

Interests

  • Crime & Community Safety