Managers of Wakefield's only lap dancing club ask for permission to keep it running

A city centre bar which accommodates Wakefield's only lap dancing club has asked for permission to keep it running.

Tuesday, 10th November 2020, 10:25 am
The club first opened in 2015.

Truth, on Westgate, has applied to Wakefield Council for an extension to its sexual entertainment licence, which is only valid for 12 months at a time and expires in the new year.

The venue was formerly known as Brickworks before changing its name earlier this year.

Lap dancing was first permitted within a separate part of the premises known as PC Lounge in 2015 and the council has renewed the licence every year since.

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The club operates within a separate part of Truth Bar, on Westgate.

Under conditions revealed at a hearing in 2019, the club is required to operate discreetly and not promote itself on social media.

The venue, like all others across England, is currently closed because of lockdown.

Truth manager Kevin Spencer said: "Because of the restrictions I don't think we'll be able to open until next spring or summer now.

"We were originally hoping to open before Christmas again but I don't think that will happen now.

"It's frustrating for everybody, but we're all in the same boat.

"The lap dancing club's been operating for five years and there's been no issues, so hopefully there's no reason why it won't go through."

Members of the public have until December 2 to comment on the application.

Local Democracy Reporting Service