In response to the threats to busking across London, the Mayor and GLA have launched a new busking initiative -#BackBusking campaign which is great news.
Last month I attended a Busking Roundtable organised by the Mayor’s office which drew together, in a very positive way, a number of London local authorities and busking campaigners to discuss how we can achieve the best possible solution for London and Londoners. We are well on the way to agreeing on a new busking code as the way forward in London, building on the Liverpool experience.
But on the very same afternoon, King’s Parade, the winners of the Mayor’s GIGS competition to find the capital’s best young buskers, were being arrested for busking in Leicester Square.
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