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Leave busker alone
THE heavy hand of council officialdom shames our city (The Press, March 8).
Because a licensed busker uses a bit of ingenuity to outwit a petty council official impost to promote his CDs to the public, quite legally by the sound of it, the normally faceless licensing officers surface to badger him for daring to cock a snook at authority.
Johnny Walker’s actions and comments are spot on. The bureaucracy of our well-staffed council departments is hindering enterprise and needlessly pushing up council tax bills. The council head responsible comes out with the usual auto-speak that shows not an ounce of common sense in dealing with matters that aren’t covered in the council rule book.
Council employees should remember that buskers’ licences are paying towards their jobs.
Geoff Robb, Hunters Close, Dunnington.