Wilmslow lap dance club facing opposition to relicensing

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Three Wilmslow councillors are backing objections to the town’s lap dancing club keeping its licence.

ST Lounge bosses told the Express two weeks ago that people who want the Grove Street club to lose its  licence were the ‘blue rinse brigade’ and a ‘moral minority’.

But campaigners say it is the location of the venue they disapprove of.

Now ward councillors for Wilmslow Rod Menlove, Gary Barton and Wesley Fitzgerald have issued a statement saying: “This is not an objection to the applicant, nor a moral objection to such establishments. We believe Grove Street is wholly inappropriate for sexual entertainment venues.

“Grove Street is at the heart of our shopping centre and a strip club is significantly harmful and a blight on the character of the locality.

“We’re urgently seeking ways to support our struggling shops while encouraging a thriving cafe and restaurant culture – a process damaged by this application.

“It’s close to four major churches and almost on the doorstep of Wilmslow Prep School as well as being on the route home for Wilmslow High School pupils.

“Public opposition is significant and we support residents and the town council in recommending that this application be denied.”

From: http://menmedia.co.uk/wilmslowexpress/news/s/1599093_backing-for-club-fighters

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