THE LibDem candidate for the Warrington South seat at the next General Election is interested to hear views on controversial proposals for a lap dancing venue in the town centre.
Cllr Graham Gowland is not only the LibDem candidate for Warrington South, but is also on the Licencing committee for Warrington Borough Council.
After hearing about the licensing application for a Sex Entertainment Licence at The Truth Nightclub in the town centre Graham commented: “Like many I was surprised to see the application for the Lap Dancing club at Truth nightclub, which would be the first such club in Warrington since ‘Delicious’, on Legh Street closed.
“Talking to residents there is a mixed response, from dismay, through to acceptance – it would be a legal, licenced operation, but it’s important if it is allowed that we ensure everyone – from the people who work there to people in the town, are appropriately protected.
“I’d be interested to hear people’s views on the licence application – any objections need to set out why it would be “inappropriate” regarding the character of the area on Friars Gate, the use of any premises in the vicinity and the layout, character or condition of the premises in respect of which the application is made.
“As a council, we can also reject the application if it’s considered that the number of lap dancing clubs is equal to or exceeds the number appropriate for the “relevant locality”.
It’s worth pointing out that it’s not within the scope of the approval process to consider objections that are based on “moral grounds/values”.
If you’d like to lodge your comments, they can be made in post to the Licensing Section, Warrington Borough Council, Town Hall, Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1UH or by email to [email protected]
The licence application is for a Sex Entertainment Centre, including, lap dancing, streaptease and table dancing seven days a week from 7pm to 3am.