Noise in the City Centre – A Public Consultation

IMG_4680 wideBirmingham City Council is responding to complaints received about obtrusive noise in the city centre. People can submit their comments on the possible introduction of measures to control excessive street noise.

The consultation is 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 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 people in the vicinity of the restricted area.

Submit your views

This is a very good opportunity for locals to say what they think about the situation.

The area under consideration can be seen in this map.

You can submit your views and comments under point 4. of the Online Survey.

The closing date is 22 June.

Background

The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 came into force on the 20th October 2014.
It allows the City Council to obtain a *Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to tackle a wide range of anti-social behaviour problems linked to noise, alcohol and nuisance dogs.
A PSPO can be obtained where it appears to the Council that such activities may be having a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality.

Article by Geoff Caine

 

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