Newham reject lap dancing

The Victoria Cross pub in Newham

Fairly similar application blocked by the council – thanks to the Newham Recorder for sending this email –

No to poll dancing at Victoria Cross – People’s win

27 March 2009
A HUGE people’s protest has seen off plans that could have allowed Newham its first pole dancing club.

Overwhelming opposition to the erotic dance concept came from residents, children’s groups, businesses and East Ham MP Steve Timms.

And it persuaded councillors this week to reject the bid by publican Jag Sandhu for a performance licence.

He wants to stage entertainment “in the form of pole dancing’, ‘stripper’ and nudity” at his Victoria Cross pub and it sparked an outcry in the Manor Park neighbourhood.

He was granted a new drinks licence – the original had been surrendered by the previous owner – for the pub’s ground floor covering seven days between the hours of 10am to 11pm, but not for two rear beer gardens.

But they refused him a licence for “the performance of dance and the playing of recorded and live music nor is any similar entertainment of that nature.”

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