Busking and Street Collection guidelines


The busking guidance for Bristol is available HERE. Buskers should follow the guidelines, which are designed to help businesses who suffer from music being played too loudly and for too long.

If your business is being disrupted by busking, please report them on 0117 922 2500 (option 3). Reports to this number will be sent to officers in the team who will attend if they are available.

The busking guidelines can also be found on the Bristol City Council website: Busking in Bristol – bristol.gov.uk


The street collection guidance for Bristol, including on how to apply for a permit, is available HERE.

There are restrictions for collecting in Broadmead:
– Only registered charities can collect in Broadmead
– Collections in Broadmead are only allowed on Saturdays or Sundays
– Only three collectors are allowed in Broadmead: our street collection map shows where they must stand
– Stands, tables or other equipment as part of a collection are not allowed