UK Sex Sells News

 2018

2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015   2016   2017   2018   Latest  


 Updated: Can we have a few spaces safe from the PC lynch mob?...

Sheffield University has a masterplan to impose its brand of PC intolerance on a local lap dancing club


Link Here 20th June 2018  full story: Lap Dancing in Sheffield...The usual nutter protests
spearmint rhino sheffieldSpearmint Rhino, which has been on Brown Street in Sheffield for more than 15 years, has applied for its sexual entertainment venue licence to be renewed.

And now the local university, Sheffield Hallam, has decided to initiate a morality campaign against the venue.

A Sheffield Hallam University spokesperson claimed the club could seriously undermine its multimillion-pound masterplan for the area.

However not all university students follow the intolerance extreme and PC that once has come to expect from academia. A female student who wrote to support the application said removing a safe workplace for women is irresponsible. She said:

Removing a safe workplace for a great many women without consulting with them or whether that is what they want and need is irresponsible at best and at worst will cause direct harm.

However the university said students walk past around the clock and are entitled to feel safe and secure. A spokesperson also claimed it undermines equality and diversity.

Councillors are due to consider the club's application on 19 June.

Update: Women protest in support of Spearmint Rhino

20th June 2018. See  article from bbc.com

Campaigners for and against a strip club have demonstrated outside a council meeting to discuss the licence renewal for Spearmint Rhino in Sheffield.

Sheffield Hallam University, leading objections, said a lap dancing club so close to a world class university was ludicrous.

But Charlie Murphy, of Sheffield Students' Union Labour group, said:

Feminism is not about telling other women what to do with their bodies and what jobs to do.

Women should have full autonomy. Shutting down a strip club claiming it is feminism whilst simultaneously putting women out of work is not feminist.

All labour is exploitative. Claiming that women are being exploited by Spearmint Rhino is no different to saying you are being exploited when you work in a supermarket.

Single mother Rachel McCoy who performs at the club, described women in the industry as strong and supportive. She said financially the job had transformed my family's world.

 

 Obituary: Peter Stringfellow...

Now in the lap of the gods


Link Here 8th June 2018
stringfellowsPeter Stringfellow, noted lap dancing club owner, has died aged 77 of lung cancer.

He started his career is nightclub management in 1962 in Sheffield. He started by renting St. Aidan's Church Hall in Sheffield every Friday night, operating the Black Cat Club, booking some notable bands at the time. He worked his way upwards with ever bigger nightclubs featuring ever more famous bands.

n 1986, he opened Stringfellow's New York which was frequented by New York celebrities. In 1989, he opened Stringfellow's Miami, and then Stringfellow's  Los Angeles in 1990.

In 1990, Stringfellow introduced table dancing to his New York club with a licensing deal with Michael J. Peters. This became Stringfellow's Presents Pure Platinum. In 1996, Cabaret of Angels, a table-side dancing club was opened for three nights a week at Stringfellow's Covent Garden.

In 2006, Stringfellow opened his second adult entertainment club named Angels in Wardour Street, Soho. He was the first club owner to gain a fully nude licence from Westminster City Council. In 2009, he criticised the Policing and Crime Act 2009, saying the licensing changes with regards to lap dancing were unnecessary and he would be appealing to the European Court of Human Rights if his current licences were not renewed.

In 2012, he was granted the necessary Sexual entertainment venues (SEV) Licence for Stringfellow's Covent Garden and Angels Soho, and was able to successfully market Angels as providing rooms for the entertainment in privacy of young women in lingerie.

Stringfellow's Covent Garden is still operating and will continue to feature table side dancing.

 

  Lets just ban everything, criminalise everybody, and continue on the path to poverty...

Feminist campaigners are granted a Judicial Review to challenge the Sheffield licence for Spearmint Rhino claiming that wider issues of gender equality should have been considered by the council


Link Here 27th April 2018  full story: Lap Dancing in Sheffield...The usual nutter protests
spearmint rhino sheffieldFeminist campaigners have been granted a judicial review against Sheffield's strip club licensing policy.

The review has been brought by a Sheffield resident referred to as Irene. Activists backing her case launched a CrowdJustice crowdfunding campaign on Thursday to cover the legal costs.

A Judicial Review examines whether official bodies followed correct and legal procedures eg when making licensing decisions.

It seems that moralist campaigners feel that the council should consider wider  impact on women and gender equality, rather than just the wellbeing of those specifically affected by the Sheffield club.

The outcome could of course affect clubs and councils nationwide.

In a statement accusing the council of ignoring important evidence, the Time's Up For Strip Clubs Coalition claims:

Sheffield have said they only have to consider the impact on women working in the club, women customers or 'vulnerable people' in the local area. In fact, the council has a legal duty to consider the negative impact on all women when deciding on a policy like this.

Spearmint Rhino, which has been open for 16 years and is the only strip club in Sheffield, is an interested party in the judicial review and so get a chance to air their views in the case.

 

  Feminists vs Gentlemen...

Moralists carry the day as a Birkenhead night club is refused planning permission to offer table dancing


Link Here 20th April 2018  full story: Lap Dancing in Lancashire...Whingers in Accrington
peachezPeachez lap dancing club has been refused planning permission and deemed totally inappropriate - six months after it is believed to have opened.

The club has planning permission to operate as a nightclub but the council deemed it required planning permission to operate as a nightclub offering table dancing.

Wirral Council did not offer a particular reason beyond a moral objection to lap dancing and deeming this to be 'inappropriate'.

Councillors heard a moral objection from Josephine Wood a feminist campaigner from the Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre. Her statement said it was unbelievable the plans were being considered for a development promoting objectification and sexualisation of women for male titillation and 'pleasure'.

The refusal, which is subject to appeal, now means the club will be issued an enforcement notice requiring it to become a nightclub once more.

 

  An inelegant justification...

Portsmouth councillors reject change of venue for lap dancing club


Link Here 16th March 2018
elegance portsmouthPortsmouth City councillors have rejected a plan to open up a new strip club in Southsea's Albert Road.

Paul Ojla had been planning to move his Elegance Club from Granada Road, Southsea, to the former Conservative club in Albert Road.

Moralist councillors provided little justification for the decision only claiming theta the location was 'inappropriate'.

At a previous meeting, Ojla said if he was unable to open up Elegance in Albert Road, he would re-open the venue at its current base in Granada Road.

 

  Fillies banned from Cheltenham...

Cheltenham feminists convince council to ban lap dancing venue with the argument that grid girls were banned from Formula 1 so lap dancers should be banned from the horse racing festival


Link Here 16th March 2018  full story: Lap Dancing in Cheltenham...The Salvation Army goes to war
fantasy cheltenham logoLap dancing has been banned from Cheltenham after local feminists persuaded the council that feminist morality should prevail.

An application for sexual entertainment venue licence at the Fantasy Club, 12-14 Bath Road was rejected.

About 20 objections were lodged against lap dancing club plan. The licensing committee voted 3-1 to refuse the application on the grounds that the premises were in a supposedly inappropriate location.

The committee heard objections from an opposition alliance made up of Councillor Flo Lucas, St Paul's Residents' Association Chair Tess Beck and Lesley Painter of local feminist group, Chelt Fems. Painter argued that Cheltenham Borough Council should follow in the steps of high-profile international organisations such as Formula 1, who axed scantily clad grid girls from their events last year.

This is the first time in three year's that the The Fantasy Club has been refused a licence. The club was granted a licence for lap dancing in 2017 and 2016.

Update: Occasional opening and the occasion is the horse racing festival

16th March 2018. See  article from gloucestershirelive.co.uk

The club opened for business after the first day's racing as occasional opening is allowed without a licence.

 

  Dream Lounge gets wake up call...

Swindon Council threatens its two lap dancing clubs with onerous conditions


Link Here 8th March 2018
dream lounge swindon logoThe owners of Swindon's two lap dancing clubs have protested against mierbale new rules being imposed by the council. It is feared that new rules could destroy the viability of the clubs threatening 105 jobs.

Foxies and Dream Lounge, both based at Regent Circus, have lodged objections to a new council licence conditions for sex establishments.

Under the new policies, club bosses are asked to ensure that no performer dance nude or semi-nude unless a floor supervisor is within five metres of the dancer. And dancers are banned from straddling customers or touching them below the chest.

Borough councillors agreed to adopt national licence arrangements for gentlemen's clubs and sex shops in late 2016.

In documents filed with the borough's licensing team, club bosses say that: n Strict rules govern relationships between dancers and customers, with CCTV, security patrols and clear lines of sight through clubs ensuring dancers' safety.

The protests are expected to be discussed at an upcoming meeting of the borough's licensing committee.

 

  Morality vs democracy...

Sheffield Council faces legal harassment of its policy on lap dancing limits


Link Here 6th March 2018  full story: Lap Dancing in Sheffield...The usual nutter protests
spearmint rhino sheffieldAn anonymous Sheffield feminist is taking the council to court after they said their should be no limit on the number of sexual entertainment venues in the city.

A woman using the fake name of Irene Gladdison has raised nearly 5,000 in order to launch her legal challenge to over turn the policy.

A draft council report published in December 2016 said there would be a a limit of two strip clubs in Sheffield. Sheffield currently has Spearmint Rhino in the city centre and La Chambre swingers club in Attercliffe. It is a bit confusing as only Spearmint Rhino can be considered a strip club. So it is a bit confusing as to whether the limit is based on number of licenses or number of strp clibs.

Anyway after further consultation the two-club limit was deleted.

'Gladdison' said:

I'm a 54 year old grandmother, with five grandchildren. A lifelong feminist and a proud Sheffielder. I refuse to be cowed by the city council and allow them to 'OK' the sexual objectification of our girls. Because we will never have an end to the 'President's Club' attitudes when men can buy women as sexual entertainment at strip clubs.

'Gladdison' is backed by campaign group Not Buying It. She is being represented by lawyer Louise Whitfield who claimed:

The law is very clear that if a particular issue is highly relevant for gender equality, a public body must look very carefully at any negative impact on women.

Unfortunately, the council has taken a very narrow approach and only considered extremely limited evidence about the adverse effect these clubs have on women performers. We hope that as before, the council will recognise their errors and agree to think again. If not, my client has no choice but to pursue her legal challenge.

 

  A rather quaint take from Surrey's local press...

Mary Millington: A look back at Mole Valley's world famous porn star of the 1970s


Link Here 4th March 2018
Respectable - The Mary Millington Story DVD

 

  It's difficult to compete with free...

The BBC reveals a significant fall in the number of sex shops and lap dancing clubs licensed by local authorities


Link Here 23rd February 2018

BBC logoLap dancing clubs, sex shops and sex cinemas numbers in England have fallen by a third in the past five years.

The BBC England Data Unit sent Freedom of Information requests to all local councils responsible for issuing sex establishment licences with 281 out of 327 responding to how many they had issued. The total number of ex establishment licences issued by councils dropped from 386 in 2013 to 256 in 2018.

The figures reveal the number of sex establishment licences rose between 2011 and 2013 as lap dancing clubs had to apply for new licences after the introduction of the Police and Crime Act 2009. Previously, such clubs had been regulated under laws designed to control pubs and nightclubs. Since 2013 the number of active licences has declined every year.

The data supplied by local authorities shows no major city in England has seen an increase in the number of sexual entertainment licences since 2013.

They also suggest the number of active licences has fallen by two-thirds in London. The local authority area of Westminster which takes in Soho, an area synonymous with the British sex industry, has seen the biggest fall in the number of active licences, from 31 in 2013 to four at the beginning of 2018.

 

 Offsite Article: Strippers don't need to be saved...


Link Here 9th February 2018
Spiked logo A former stripper at the Windmill Club confronts the feminists trying to shut it down.

See article from spiked-online.com

 

 Commented: Ground down...

London's Windmill lap dancing club closed down after feminists hired private eyes to snitch on touching in private dances


Link Here 17th January 2018

windmill international logoWestminster Council has shut down the Windmill table dancing club after an anonymous feminist group hired private detectives to snitch on no touch rules being broken for private dnances.

The club has 21 days to appeal.

The Windmill is a relic of the area's colourful past as it was previously the venue hosted a long running erotic show.

The Sun visited The Windmill this week to find its glory days are long gone. Low lighting hides stained carpets and scuffed leather seats. On the stage, Eastern European dancers swayed moodily to music. The Sun noted that a private dance costs 40, and a bottle of Becks beer 8.

Offsite Comment: putting women out of work is about the most un-feminist thing possible.

17th January 2018. See article from dazeddigital.com

east london strippers collective logo I've been dancing in strip clubs since 2006, and I query the method and motives behind campaigns to shut down clubs. Closing down a venue may feel like a victory to those who champion the abolition of the industry, but taking work away from women relying on it is tantamount to taking food from our mouths. Thousands of girls who otherwise have less value in the wider job market (foreign nationals, single mums, anyone with any sort of disadvantaged background) are turning to stripping and other forms of sex work to survive. According to the English Collective of Prostitutes, record numbers have moved into the sex industry under austerity, which disproportionately affects women, particularly single mothers. In fact, putting women out of work is about the most un-feminist thing possible.

... Read the full article from dazeddigital.com

Update: The Soho Society

9th February 2018. See article from bbc.com

The move  against Windmill Club came after a women's rights group complained the club was breaching conditions banning physical contact between dancers and clients.

The group had hired former police officers to collect evidence and one of them described how a dancer rubbed herself up and down on him and touched him intimately. He also said the dancer paid the security guard 210 to look the other way.

The Soho Society said it was concerned women working for the Windmill may end up in a working environment where they are even more vulnerable than they are at present.

 



2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015   2016   2017   2018   Latest  

melonfarmers icon
 

Top

Home

Index

Links

Email
 

UK

World

Media

Info

US
 

Film Cuts

Nutters

Liberty

Cutting Edge

Shopping
 

Sex News

Sex+Shopping

Advertise
 


 
UK Sex News

US Sex News

World Sex News

UK P4P News
 
US P4P News

World P4P News

Sex Aware

Sex Toys News

Gay News
 
Satellite X News

UK Extreme Porn News

UK Sex Shops News

UK Legal News

Magazine News

Sex for Fun News

Internet Porn News

Latest R18s
 



 
Site Reviews

Latest Reviews

Online Shop Ads

Adult DVD + VoD Ads

New Releases & Latest Offers

Sex Sells Links
 

Sex Machines

Satellite X List

Lap Dancing List

Sex Shops List


Adult DVD+VoD

Online Shop Reviews
 

Online Shops

New Releases & Offers
 
Sex Machines
Fucking Machines
Adult DVD Empire
Adult DVD Empire
Simply Adult
30,000+ items in stock
Low prices on DVDs and sex toys
Simply Adult
Hot Movies
Hot Movies