Changes to the Busking and Street Entertainment Public Space Protection Orders

Closed 8 Jan 2021

Opened 13 Nov 2020


In July 2019 Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) were introduced in certain areas of Kensington and Chelsea to address the detrimental impact some performances where having on residents and local businesses. The PSPOs have reduced busking complaints by 54 per cent in the first three months (July to Oct 2019) and between July and February by 15.5 per cent, compared to the same period in 2018/19.

A six-month review of the PSPOs was undertaken to review the effectiveness of the PSPOs and to identify if any variations are required to deal with displacement and remaining high impact areas.

Why we are consulting

A key decision report sets out the findings of the six-month review and the details the resulting proposed variations to the PSPOs, and the supporting evidence for each variation.

We would like to hear your feedback and views on the changes to the busking and street entertainment Public Space Protection Orders.

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