bans 'unauthorised music' in Burnham's Manor Gardens
controls to ban unauthorised 'amplified music' and anti-social behaviour
in Burnham-On-Sea's Manor Gardens are set to be introduced next
District Council is putting in place a new Public Space Protection
Order to halt the playing of 'amplified music' without permission
in the gardens.
new rules have been requested by Burnham-On-Sea Police following
complaints from local residents about noise.
council will be able to serve Fixed Penalty Notices with fines of
up to £100 on those who break the rules and it can also prosecute
breaches of the Order.
spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The new Public
Space Protection Order means that people in the gardens will have
to seek permission to play amplified music."
added: "The Order states that people will not 'play amplified
music unless with prior consent by Sedgemoor District Council'.
person who fails without reasonable excuse to comply with an Authorised
Persons request under this provision may be liable to fixed
penalty notice of up to £100 or may be liable to prosecution."
added that new Order will have no impact on organised music events
in the gardens, such as the annual Jazz In the Park, or other outdoor
events which have permission from the council.
was a request of the local police team as they attended a number
of incidents over the last year. It will go live on Monday but will
not take effect until appropriate signage is erected."
events that have permission to be held in the Manor Gardens will
not be affected. The Order is targeting unauthorised amplified music.