Buskers could be welcomed in Bracknell
Published: 22 Oct 2013 09:150 comments
Cllr Marc Brunel-Walker has said the idea of official buskers in the town centre would be a good idea and there has also been support from some residents on the News’s Facebook page. The discussion comes after Wokingham Town Council announced a proposal for a movable busking patch in its town.
Cllr Brunel-Walker, executive member for regeneration and economic development at Bracknell Forest Council, said: “I like the idea of live music and the activity that goes with it. It’s great when I’m travelling on the underground in London.
“I think it’s a nice idea and it would provide a fun atmosphere in the town centre.”
Caroline Anne Lawes, one of those commenting at www.
facebook.com/bracknellnews, said: “It’s a brilliant idea, they should be allowed in Bracknell.
“However I don’t think I’ve ever seen a busker there!” Other readers also agreed; however James Gemmell was more reserved, saying it “depended how good they were”.
Sally Armstrong added: “I think it’s a great idea.”
Daemon Farry joked: “I do a cracking rendition of Firestarter [song by The Prodigy].”
Wokingham Town Council is proposing an official busking patch where buskers can perform in the run-up to Christmas.
Potential buskers would have to send or upload a video of themselves playing, with the best then selected. Bracknell Forest Council has said buskers who want to play non-amplified music between 8am-11pm do not require a licence but do need to apply for permission.
Musicians wishing to play amplified music need a licence.
Visit www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/licencesandstreettrading or call 01344 352000.