Stop rubbish treatment of Bin Man Busker, says Corpus
Corpus students receive an email over attitude towards a busker playing outside the college.
by Rosie Sargeant
Tuesday 31st January 2012, 14:30 GMT
Corpus students received an email this morning requesting that the ‘Bin Man’ Busker outside of the college be treated with more respect.
Corpus JCR President James Black reported in the email sent out to Corpus students that, “there have been a number of incidents involving students and this busker, most recently seeing fart bombs thrown into the bin during one of his performances, but also extending to the bin being attacked with bleach”.
With the busker also playing in the vicinity of King's and St Catharine's College, Black was keen to stress that those responsible are not necessarily Corpus students and could also be members of the public.
The Head Porter of Corpus and Black claimed that “such acts of vigilantism and vandalism are obviously unacceptable”, and threatened offending students with punishments from the Dean.
Although Black admitted that “it is completely understandable” that some students find the ‘Bin Man’ a “real nuisance”, he outlined his legal right to “ply his trade”, and that Cambridge City Council has received very few official complaints from students, meaning that it is unable to remove the busker from his pitch.
However, the JCR President attached a form “outlining the fairly straightforward process for alerting the Council whenever the "Bin Man" is breaking the Street Performers' Code of Practice”, adding that “evidence would suggest he does regularly, by playing too loudly, too frequently, and for more than one hour a day”.
If they succeed in moving the busker elsewhere, Black assured Corpus students that “the problem should hopefully be resolved well before exam term”.