New guidelines to better regulate buskers within Lancaster city centre will be launched this week.
Developed in association with the Lancaster Music Festival, the new guidelines aim to create a better working relationship with buskers within the city.
Coun Karen Leytham, cabinet member with responsibility for environmental health, said: “The number of buskers coming to Lancaster has increased in recent times and, while we welcome the vibrancy they add to the city, we have also received an increased number of complaints.
“Inconsiderate busking can cause disturbance to businesses who may find it difficult to serve customers or use telephones due to loud noise.
“Following discussions with the police as to how we could best resolve the issue, we have developed these advisory guidelines.
“Buskers’ guidelines are in use in many towns and cities and provide an easy means of advising buskers of what is regarded as acceptable.
“They also aim to create a positive working relationship so information can be shared quickly and effectively between the buskers, the council and other agencies including the police.”
The guidelines will be officially launched on Saturday during the Lancaster Music Festival.