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Wakefield is no place for strip clubs says MP Mary Creagh

Bar owners have applied to open a strip club at The Hub on Market Street, Wakefield, only yards away from a nursery.
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Bar owners have applied to open a strip club at The Hub on Market Street, Wakefield, only yards away from a nursery. w321e430

A ‘strip club’ could open just yards from a children’s nursery after a licencing application was made to the council.

Wakefield Council is considering an application to open a “sex establishment” on Market Street.

If the licence was granted, the new venue at the former Hub nightclub would be over the road from Toybox Private Nursery.

A licensing notice displayed outside building shows the applicant wants to open from 10pm-5am, Mondays to Thursdays, and from 10pm-6am on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

On some days it would close just half an hour before the nursery opening.

Wakefield MP Mary Creagh said “Strip clubs have no place in Wakefield, and can change the character of a city and make it threatening to women.

“And a strip club is the last thing local parents want their toddlers to see as they’re dropping them off at nursery.

“I will be writing to the council to object to this proposal and urge people to contact my office so that we can pass on their concerns.”

Licencing regulations say a “sex establishment” is either a sex shop, sex cinema or sexual entertainment venue like a lap dancing club.

A Wakefield Council spokesman said: “An application has been received for a sex establishment licence.

“Any representation in respect of this application must be made to the Licensing team by August 15.”

 
 
 

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