A CAMPAIGN to prevent a lap-dancing club opening in Accrington is gathering pace.

Hundreds of people are backing Rev Kevin Logan’s bid to stop I Candy bar from obtaining an alcohol licence.

A Sexual Entertainment Venue licence has already been granted by Hyndburn Council for the venue which would open in Blackburn Road but has yet to apply for planning permission.

More than 600 people signed a petition against the plans.

Rev Logan, former reverend at Christ Church, Accrington, will be collecting signatures of objection in Accrington Town Centre this weekend.