New chapter on opposition to SEVs and lap dance clubs

Hubbard, P., & Lister, B. (2014). ‘Sexual entertainment, dread risks and the heterosexualization of community space’. In Maginn, P. and Stienmitz, C. (eds) (Sub)Urban Sexscapes: Geographies and Regulation of the Sex Industry (London, Routledge).

For pre-proofed version of this chapter, see: https://www.academia.edu/5475694/Sexual_Entertainment_Dread_Risks_and_The_Heterosexualization_of_Community_Space

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Calderdale (Halifax) Council confirms ban on nude dancing

From Licensing Committee Minutes, 20th October, 2014

“12. APPLICATION FOR VARIATION OF THE CONDITIONS IN RESPECT OF A SEXUAL ENTERTAINMENT VENUE LICENCE – LA SALSA, 24 SILVER STREET, HALIFAX

The Head of Customer Services submitted a written report which sought consideration to an application for the variation of the conditions for the sexual entertainment venue licence in respect of premises known as La Salsa, 24 Silver Street, Halifax. La Salsa had been licensed as a sexual entertainment venue since December 2010. The current licence was due to expire on 12th December 2014. The premises were operated in accordance with the Council’s Standard Conditions for sexual entertainment venues. The conditions were attached at appendix 1. The licence holder had applied to have condition 6 removed from the licence conditions which required dancers to wear a G-string at all times. The letter from the licence holder was attached at appendix 5.

The applicant attended the meeting and addressed the Committee.

Representatives from the Women’s Centre attended the meeting and addressed the Committee.

RESOLVED that amendment to Condition 6 of the Council’s Conditions for Sexual Entertainment venues in respect of these premises be refused for the following reasons:

(i) significant concerns regarding public safety of the dancers and vulnerable members of the public in the vicinity of the Premises; and

(ii) the increased likelihood of crime and disorder.

The provisions of Committee Procedure Rule 8 having been complied with a recorded vote was taken.

The following 6 Members voted for the Resolution:

Councillor M Foster
Councillor Shoukat
Councillor Smith
Councillor Sutherland
Councillor Wardhaugh
Councillor S Young

The following 4 Members voted against the Resolution:

Councillors Hardy
Councillor Holden
Councillor Pillai
Councillor Thornber”

See also:
http://www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/news/calderdale/nude-lap-dancing-application-rejected-by-councillors-1-6906686

New Sexual Entertainment Venue planned for Southend on Sea, Essex

New club planned for Sex Entertainment Venue Club in Southend: Licence application made by Steven Laidlaw for venue at 3 Warrior House, 42 – 82 Southchurch Road, Southend-On-Sea, Essex, SS1 2LZ. Application for a Sexual Entertainment Venue Licence to provide adult entertainment (striptease, pole and lap dancing) daily between 21.00 and 02.30 the following day. Southend has two licensed SEVs currently, one a strip pub (The Forresters) the other a dedicated club. The period in which representation could be made has now passed.

See also: http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/local_news/southend/11563655.Strip_club_for_town_centre_/?ref=rss

Application for Sexual Entertainment Venue Licence in Benfleet, Essex

Application for Sexual Entertainment Venue Licence

Advertisement of Applications to the Licensing Authority
Castle Point Borough Council Licensing Department has received an application for a New Sexual Entertainment Venue Licence on 24th October 2014

Applicant: G & K Groundworks Ltd

Premises address:
Unit C7 30 Brunel Road
Manor Trading Estate
Benfleet
Essex
SS7 4PS

Licensable activities: Regulated Entertainment

Times:
Monday to Sunday 20:00hrs to 05:00hrs
1 extra hour on Bank Holidays

Deadline for representations: 24th November 2014

see also: http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/11592343.Anger_grows_at_lap_dancing_club_plan/?ref=rss