Kimberley Chamber seeks input on busking bylaw changes

Currently buskers require City business license, not many can afford that, Chamber says

The Kimberley and District Chamber of Commerce will be consulting with the City of Kimberley on a change to the busking bylaw and would like to get some public input on what the new bylaw should look like.

Currently, buskers who want to set up and play music in Kimberley have to get a business license, a cost which Chamber Manager Mike Guarnery says most can’t afford.

“We think buskers adds to the vibrancy of a community,” Guarnery said. “We don’t want a free for all, but a bylaw with a less expensive busking license. It would be thought out and have checks and balances.

“We are looking at models that work for other communities, but we want to hear from our community too.”

If you have an idea or would like some input, please contact Guarnery at manager@kimberleychamber.com.