With Children in Need on the horizon I thought I would busk with my sax to backing tracks on a small PA in my local town centre at Caldicot. Not wishing to cause nuisance or offence, I carefully researched the possibility. It transpires that I need a street collection licence should be no problem and its free. However the rub is that the music must be un-amplified, even though I would be using copyright free music it will cost £25 for an "event" licence, apparently due to recent changes in the law relating to live street music. As a lone sax often sounds forlorn I have therefore decided regrettably not to busk, the loser being Pudsey. This may only be applicable to my local area but you are advised to check it out as you may be moved on by the local constabulary.