Got a lap dancing club in your area? Is its licence due for renewal? Want to challenge it? Use these documents from pressure group OBJECT.
Strip Club Licensing - Write to your Council (Downloads a model Word Document that you can adapt)
Strip Clubs: Council Licensing Obligations (Send this also when you email your Council)
Facts About Lap Dancing (Send this too when you email your Council)
Please also contact us for help and support and to co-ordinate action: [email protected]
Lap dancing/pole dancing & 'gentlemen clubs' (aka Strip Joints) used to be licensed like cafes until pressure group, OBJECT, successfully lobbied for them to be licensed as part of the sex industry.
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Bristol: 2 clubs allowed to continue operating despite mass objection including by MPs and police authorites. Entire licensing policy currently being reviewed.
Camden: Has 7 clubs despite a 'zero policy', all pre-existing clubs were allowed to continue operating when policy introduced (a breach of equality and licensing law). No Clubs allowed private booths. 2018 successfully challenged one club in High Court to stop its private booths
Cheltenham: 2018 One licensed club shut due to delapidation. But town is a hot spot for 'pop up brothels' that cannot be regulated
Portsmouth: 2018 New application refused, town currently has 2.
Sheffield: 2018 Its one current Club's licensing coming up for renewal, private booths allowed. Object here. Council previously found in breach of equality law when it granted this license last year. Council also faces legal challenge over its entire licensing policy that now places no limit on club numbers