Councillor suggests that lap dancing clubs could help town centre trade

Cumbria councillor suggests that lap dancing clubs could help regenerate town centre trade

CUMBRIA councillors have called for a member of the opposition to be disciplined after he suggested lap dancing clubs could help regenerate town centre trade.

Conservative Andrew Gardiner, who represents Grange on South Lakeland District Council, made the controversial comments at a meeting in Kendal on Tuesday night.

Discussing the SLDC council plan to improve trade in Kendal town centre he said: “Where are the lap dancing clubs, where are the bowling alleys?

“Where are the things that will encourage people to live and work here?

“I’m trying to get people to think outside the box.”

In response to the comments, Liberal Democrat councillor Phil Walker has called on the Conservative party to discipline Cllr Gardiner.

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Secrets lap-dancing club in Finchley Road is about to close down and be converted into a “high-quality” night club

Secrets owner Stephen Less said they have decided to close down the club in West Hampstead, which has been established there since 1999, because it “wasn’t quite the right location” for a table-dancing club. 

Events company Aquila who have established a reputation of being “at the forefront of London’s Night Club industry” will reopen the venue as a “high-end night club”. They said “careful research has established that Finchley Road would be a suitable location for a high quality nightclub. The market need is established.”

A new licensing system will ban unlicensed sex establishments in Havering Borough

A new licensing system will be brought in to place to ban unlicensed sex establishments in the Borough from 1 March.

The new system, agreed at Full Council on 28 January, will apply to sex cinemas, sex shops, sex encounter establishments, hostess bars and sexual entertainment venues.

Anyone wishing to open this type of venue will need to apply to Havering Council for a license to do so.  Under the new system, a license will also be required for lap dancing venues, which could previously be licensed as a category of “music and dancing” and licenses will expire after one year.

The Council’s Sex Establishment Licensing Policy states that there should be no sex establishments in Havering which means that licenses will only be granted if applicants have established exceptional circumstances.

‘Blaze’ in Acton fails to obtain Sexual Entertainment Licence

Not widely reported it appears, but an application for a new SEV in Acton was rejected last week by Ealing Council on grounds of locality. 

Interesting as the area is non-residential, and the policy for sex establishments in Ealing only identifies Acton Town Centre as suitable for a club, and the residential districts as unsuitable, so not clear how this locality was regarded. It appears that being opposite a ‘family’ leisure centre was the clincher here. The venue obtained an alcohol licence, however. 

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