Galway’s busking community is preparing for a marathon performance in the city this weekend to highlight opposition to proposed busking regulations.
It’s as public consultation is underway on the local authorities proposed ‘Street Performance and Busking Bye-Laws 2019′.
The bye-laws were first adopted last May following much debate.
However, last month a new draft for the bye-laws was drawn up – after officials received legal advice stating the whole process was to be restarted – as the original proposal did not contain a commencement date.
Included in the draft plan are restrictions on amplification, permitted busking hours and permits for those under 16.
The Galway Busker’s Community believes the draft bye-laws will negatively impact on busking and street performances.
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Public meeting in Ballinasloe to discuss concerns about waste facility
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A public meeting about a controversial licence for a waste facility in Ballinasloe will take place next week. (26/8)
It’s being organised by the ‘Ballinsloe Says No’ campaign group to discuss environmental and health concerns in relation to the planned waste facility.
Last year, the High Court overturned a decision by the county council granting the waste permit, however a new application for a licence has now been submitted.
The meeting will take place in Gullanes Hotel in Ballinasloe next Monday evening at 7 o’ clock.
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Traffic delays expected in Oranmore following major watermain burst
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Motorists are being advised to expect traffic delays in Oranmore this evening following a major watermain burst in the village.
Crews are currently working at the site of the burst at the Maldron Hotel and it’s expected the works will take a number of hours to complete.
Residents in the immediate area are being advised they may be without water until late tonight.
Traffic management measures are currently in place.