Bournemouth: ‘Wiggle’ club faces opposition at SEV renewal

“A Bournemouth lap-dancing club could lose its licence amid allegations performers have been getting too close to customers.

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Wiggle, in Old Christchurch Road, is facing claims its staff have breached strict rules on the sexual entertainment it can offer.

Its sexual entertainment licence is currently up for renewal and both Dorset Police and Bournemouth council’s licensing department have raised objections.

They claim the applicants, Portsmouth-based Wellhot Ltd, are unsuitable to continue to hold such a licence. The matter will be discussed at Bournemouth’s licensing board meeting on Thursday, when councillors will decide what action to take.”

From:
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/10786993.Lap_dancing_club_could_lose_licence_after____staff_get_too_close_to_customers___/

The attached documents include details of the police objection, and detail sexual simulation, touching of customers and breaches of licensing conditions.

There were, however, no public objections to relicensing. The outcome will be known tomorrow: watch this space for details.

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UPDATE: Defended by Phil Kolvin QC, the premise has retained its licence on a six month basis with the Chair of the Committee Cllr Morgan telling the owner “We’re giving you a lifeline here”.

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