New restrictions on lap dancing and sex shops in Bolton

The Bolton News: New restrictions on lap dancing and sex shops in Bolton New restrictions on lap dancing and sex shops in Bolton

LAP dancing clubs and sex shops will not be allowed to open in residential areas in Bolton, under strict new rules.

Councillors approved the council’s new sex establishment policy, which looks to limit the number of sexual entertainment venues that can open in the town.

Under the guidelines pole dancing clubs, strip shows and sex cinemas will not be allowed to open near schools, houses, parks, tourist attractions, religious buildings or any existing entertainment venues.

Cllr Nick Peel, pictured, the member in charge of licensing, said in reality it means new applicants looking to open a sexual entertainment venue in Bolton will find it very difficult.

He said: “The criteria doesn’t really leave much left in terms of areas.

“We have not been overrun with sex applications — it just doesn’t happen — but the government said we had to have a policy.

“Existing establishments will probably be okay with the new rules, as this is not retrospective and they will continue to apply for the licences every year in the usual way.”

There is currently one sex entertainment venue in the town centre — Diamonds, which is a lap dancing club — and two sex shops.

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8:09pm Fri 18 Apr 14

wsw69 says...

And I quote paragraph 4 from the above article;
'Cllr Nick Peel, pictured, the member in charge of licensing, said in reality it means new applicants looking to open a sexual entertainment venue in Bolton will find it very difficult. '

Last time I saw a picture of Nick 'the d**k' Peel he sure as hell looked nowt like THAT picture!
And I quote paragraph 4 from the above article; 'Cllr Nick Peel, pictured, the member in charge of licensing, said in reality it means new applicants looking to open a sexual entertainment venue in Bolton will find it very difficult. ' Last time I saw a picture of Nick 'the d**k' Peel he sure as hell looked nowt like THAT picture! wsw69
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3:15pm Sat 19 Apr 14

oftbewildered2 says...

perhaps he will be asked to perform at the office Christmas party
perhaps he will be asked to perform at the office Christmas party oftbewildered2
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9:58pm Tue 22 Apr 14

TonyN1965 says...

Did I miss the consultation for this? I thought the council could only pass the act if they have consulted the public. Seems the council are just putting their own morals in place.
Did I miss the consultation for this? I thought the council could only pass the act if they have consulted the public. Seems the council are just putting their own morals in place. TonyN1965
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