Blackpool Council wants to create a monopoly for 1 sex shop to be allowed in the town and also it wants to ban any new lap dancing clubs, presumably on grounds of its view on morality.
Councillors are being asked to approve a new policy which would
permit only one monopoly sex shop, and which would ban new lap dancing clubs.
Four existing clubs would be allowed to continue operating, but once those licences lapse for any reason they would not be renewed. Licensing chiefs say the move
better reflects Blackpool's aim to be a 'family' resort, and its support of the White Ribbon campaign against adult entertainment.
Members of the council's licensing committee are being asked to agree to reduce the number of permitted sex shops from
the current two, down to one.
The policywill go before the council's licensing committee on Tuesday January 19 for consideration.