Lap dance club wins licence

Eden Lapdancing club, Blackpool Promenade.
Eden Lapdancing club, Blackpool Promenade.
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A lap dancing club has had its licence returned after 
employing a dance monitor to ensure performers comply with the rules.

Vital maintenance work has also been carried out at Eden on Blackpool Promenade
 after health and safety inspectors found a series of electrical faults at the club.

The club had lost its sex entertainment venue licence in July after Blackpool Council said it was failing to meet the requirements.

CCTV images showed dancers getting too close to their customers.

But the council’s public protection sub-committee has now agreed to renew the licence following the improvements which have been 
carried out.

Committee chairman Coun Norman Hardy said: “After losing their licence, the operators of Eden have gone away and addressed nearly all the problems we were 
concerned about.

“They now have a dance monitor to ensure dancers do not over-step the mark and they have improved their CCTV.

“The faulty electrics have also been addressed.

“So they have complied and now have their licence.”

The club is also planning to make further investments in the premises.

It had appealed against the original refusal of the licence which meant it could stay open until it was dealt with, but the appeal has now been withdrawn.