Harrogate Feminists


Today’s meet-up, and date for the next one
January 22, 2012, 5:57 pm
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I really enjoyed our meetup today, even though the attendees were somewhat depleted in number – I suspect they had (quite understandably) been put off by the fact that I live in the middle of nowhere! But on the bright side, we had lots of time to chat, drink tea and eat cake (we had carrot cake and lemon cake), which is clearly a key aspect of any social meet-up!

Also of course we discussed the SEV licence reapplications. Val, who couldn’t make today’s meeting, had done loads of research and drafted a fantastic letter giving her grounds for objecting to the King’s Club licence, and today we added some thoughts of our own. We’ve still got a bit more work to do on the letter itself but we will definitely get it to the council by the deadline on Thursday! We’d encourage individuals and other organisations to send their own objections as well.

We did feel a bit bad about meeting not actually in Harrogate, especially for those among us who don’t drive. But we thought the Sunday meetup was nice – it felt a bit more relaxed than an evening meetup as we didn’t feel so strung out from work, getting the kids to bed, etc. So next time we’re going to go for a weekend daytime, child-friendly meetup again, but this time in the town centre!

So, a date for your diary: Sunday, 26th February, from 10am, at Victus in Harrogate (they serve American pancakes until 11am – yum!). Children welcome.

Sarah

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Our chance to object to the renewal of SEV licences for Harrogate’s lap-dancing clubs: reminder!
January 18, 2012, 10:04 pm
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Members of the public have until 26 January to register any objections to the proposed SEV licence renewals (you don’t have to be a local resident to object, there are no restrictions on where you live) – so, if you feel even half as strongly about this as we do, please think about contacting the council to let them know your views!

The link below gives the details:

http://www.harrogate.gov.uk/Pages/harrogate-6236.aspx



Two Harrogate clubs apply to become Sex Entertainment Venues

Both Wild Cats on Oxford Street and Kings Club on Kings Road have applied to become Sex Entertainment Venues under the newly adopted legislation.  Harrogate Borough Council have invited the public to make comment, and the closing date for this is Thursday 26th January.

We will discuss this at our next meeting on Sunday 22nd January and then make a response to HBC so please email harrogatefeminists@gmail.com if you’d like to come along.