Busking and other forms of street entertainment are part of Bath city life, creating an enhanced atmosphere and providing pleasure to local residents and visitors alike. Buskers and street entertainers in Bath are asked to follow a Code of Practice, which can be downloaded below.
Under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 noise in the street from musical instruments may be a statutory nuisance and the Local Authority is able to take legal action to abate the nuisance and prohibit or restrict its recurrence.
It should be noted that Bath and North East Somerset do not license buskers. If you encounter problems with street entertainers/buskers please contact the following people:
For matters relating to obstruction of the ‘public highway’ and offensive behaviour, please contact the Police on 01275 818181
For matters relating to noise control please contact Bath & North East Somerset Council on 01225 477563
The Voluntary Busking Code of Practice can be downloaded here.