Sex establishments banned in Havering

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Sex establishments banned in Havering

It is the London borough that's taken their fight against sex establishments head on. 

Havering Council has introduced a new rule banning the likes of lap dancing clubs unless they have a license. 

It's hoped the new policy will protect vulnerable adults, women and girls in the area. 

The area doesn’t actually have any sex establishments in that area currently, but that is the way they want to keep it.

Councillor Osman Dervish, Havering's Cabinet Member for Regulatory Services said:

”We’re a suburban borough, with family values with lots of families that live there, so we want to protect that community.”

This does not mean that businesses cannot apply for a licence to run establishments such as these, but Councillor Dervish says that the business applying would have to go through a ‘robust policy.’

Previously there has been an application for a lap-dancing club, it was denied.

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