- Warwick District Council Licensing Department & Committee of WDC Councillors
- United Kingdom
Opened in 2008 Shades Nightclub has been offering lapdancing and is applying to renew its license. The Licensing Act requires objections to be related to 4 key grounds: to prevent crime and disorder, for public safety, public nuisance and protection of children from harm. But the application I am now told is under the Miscellaneoous Provisions Act 2003 which I have been told by a council officer allows broader objections.
Housing is close by, a new student accommodation building is being built very nearby and it is a well known area for student accommodation. The railway station is a short distance away and the High Street is a shopping area including women's clothing. A community office is around the corner, cafes close by, the Hindu Temple is only a stone's throw away, churches are in the area and the internationally famous Sikh Gurdwara attracting thousands of people is just up the road and amongst many wedding venues attracting business into the town.
We the undersigned object to the Shades Nightclub also sometimes known as a "Gentlemen's" Club, at 6a High Street, Leamington Spa, which is a sexual entertainment venue / lap-dancing club making application to Warwick District Council, especially because it is in a town centre, rather than in an isolated location.
We have concerns about the need to prevent crime and disorder, for public safety, public nuisance and protection of children from harm.
It is also near student accommodation, religious venues and a shopping area and not far from schools as well as being degrading to women, who feel uncomfortable and vulnerable when nearby. Such a venue detracts from the proud heritage of a spa town linked to good health and wellbeing and does not reflect how most decent people of Leamington want to see the town develop.
The Stop Lapdancing in Leamington High Street and the Town petition to Warwick District Council Licensing Department & Committee of WDC Councillors was written by Lightbringer and is in the category Gender Rights and Issues at GoPetition.