A plaque could be put up at the spot where a  much-loved street entertainer performed in King’s Lynn.

West Norfolk Council has said a number of people would like a memorial to ‘Juggling Jim’.

The busker, whose real name was Anthony Bowen, died last Monday after suffering a heart attack.

Council leader, Brian Long, said: “If this is something there is a lot of local support for, we’d like to try and make it happen. We’d be happy to contact the owners of the building, to see what could be possible.”

Mr Long said he was aware that an online fundraising page has been set up to raise money to go towards Mr Bowen’s funeral costs or a memorial.

“I’d like to invite the organiser to get in touch,” he said. “Donations have also been made in cash, and if I can help to get these two funds together so they can do the most good, I’d like to do that.

“We were all very sad to hear that Mr Bowen had died. He was one of our town’s best-known characters and he will be missed by many.”

The council has since had to move a makeshift shrine from Lynn’s High Street – where Mr Bowen used to perform – because it was blocking a fire exit. Mr Long said: “We have to make the difficult decision of when to clear these away, and, while we completely understand the depth of feeling that has prompted people to leave them, the doorway is a fire exit for nearby businesses, and we can’t allow their safety to be put at risk.”

The shrine (pictured) has been moved to New Conduit Street.

A funeral service will be held for Mr Bowen at the King’s Lynn Minister on Wednesday, February 15 at 12.30pm.

Family funeral directors, A J Coggles,1 Blackfriars Street, King’s Lynn will also open a book of tributes for members of the public to write in from noon to 4pm on Saturday, February 11. The book will be placed in Mr Bowen’s coffin prior to the funeral.  A collection for mental health charity, West Norfolk Mind, will be held at the service before a private burial at Gayton churchyard.

Online donations can be made on www.ajcoggles.co.uk by following the link to memorygiving.