Harrogate Feminists

Please contact the council with your views on SEV licensing!

This is the wording of Harrogate Borough Council’s public consultation on the Licensing of Sexual Entertainment Venues:

Due to the introduction of new legislation, we have been given the choice of implementing a new governing power over Sex Entertainment Venues, which would also allow us to recognise the opinions and objections of local residents about where such premises are located.

We would like your views on the implementation of new controls to govern sexual entertainments in the district. If we decide not to adopt the new powers, then Sex Entertainment Venues will be licensed as they are now.

We would like your views on:

1. Whether we should adopt the new controls introduced

2. The proposed draft policy on Licensing of Sexual Entertainment Venues, if we choose to adopt the new powers (NB there is no presumption at this stage that we will adopt).

Visit http://www.harrogate.gov.uk/harrogate-6333 to read the draft policy and guidance and then send an email or letter with your views to:

Harrogate Borough Council
Licensing Team
Springfield House
Kings Road
North Yorkshire

01423 556843



Last night’s meeting

The group met last night and we had a new member join.  We had lots of interesting discussions about what has prompted us as individuals to get involved in challenging inequality. We also talked about our plans to raise awareness and  encourage the Harrogate population to respond to the consultation process about the licensing of lap-dancing clubs.

June 23, 2010, 1:06 am
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We have got logos! 2 different versions depending on the type of media (print/webpage) we’ll be using. The letters HG stand for Harrogate (postcode HG).

Next meeting
June 16, 2010, 6:02 pm
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Our  next meeting will be on Tuesday 22nd June at 7.30pm starting at  Hale’s in central Harrogate (but then we’re going to go for a wander round and select a good venue for future meetings).

New members of the group are always most welcome!

If you would like to come, please email us for further details harrogatefeminists@gmail.com.

Letter in today’s Harrogate Advertiser

A letter was published in today’s Harrogate Advertiser highlighting the need for Harrogate Borough Council to adopt new legislation to allow tighter controls of lap-dancing clubs, and restrict the number in the District.

Harrogate Borough Council and lap-dancing clubs

Harrogate Borough Council met on 10th June 2010 to discuss adopting the new legislation which will reclassify lap-dancing clubs as sex entertainment venues and allow tighter controls on the number of lap-dancing clubs in the district and on how the clubs are run.

At this meeting councillors agreed to a 3-month consultation period to assess whether or not to adopt the new legislation.  The report can be viewed here:


Harrogate Feminists
June 9, 2010, 12:18 pm
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We are calling ourselves Harrogate Feminists because, well, that is what we are.

We would like to raise awareness of relevant issues within our community.