Horsham’s PSPO banning busking, periodicals, and more…

Horsham Council is consulting on a PSPO banning a series of new activities.

It already has banned the racing of horse and carts, free running and urban gymnastics, and engaging in ‘nuisance behaviour’.

Now the council is planning a further ban on unlicensed busking, ‘selling of periodicals which include a prize draw competition dependent on skill’, nuisance behaviour in carparks (which appears to be targeted at homeless people), and the drinking of alcohol in two public places.

You might have thought that the council would have more pressing matters to deal with right now.

Even in the midst of a pandemic, some councils are continuing with their bans on everyday activities – which will remain long after Covid has receded.

You can view and respond to the consultation here.