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

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