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HAVE YOUR SAY: Should lap dance club be allowed in Accrington?

MORE than 1,500 people have signed a last-ditch petition to stop a lap dancing club opening in Accrington.

Hyndburn councillors will meet today to decided whether to give planning permission for the iCandy bar in Blackburn Road.

Officers have recommended the plans get the green light, saying the club would “maintain the character and vitality of the town centre”.

They have already granted an alcohol and Sexual Entertainment Licence to proposers, Candy Leisure Ltd.

Reverend Kevin Logan has compiled the petition, and will be speaking at today’s meeting.

He said: “I fear what this club will do to the area.

“Accrington is a strong, respectable, Lancashire town, and the people are proud of that.

“The council might gain a few pounds by allowing it, but at what cost? As the saying goes, what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world, but loses his soul?”

If given the go-ahead, the club would open on Monday to Friday from 7pm to 1am, and on weekends and bank holidays from 7pm to 3am. The entrance would be from a side door to the building in Dutton Street.

The interior of the premises will not be visible from the outside and patrons will not be permitted to leave with alcohol.

Council planning officers said in a report: “The lap dancing club would be open during the evening only. Additional footfall in the town centre at this time would have a positive impact on vitality and viability in terms of the night time economy.”

The report to the planning committee also states that the proposal would “seek to diversify the range of entertainment facilities” in the town.

Susan Cunliffe, 56, signed the petition. She said: “I think it will attract the wrong kind of people into Accrington.

“We need to bring this area up, not down.”

Catherine Sykes, 22, of Cato’s World, in Blackburn Road, said: “The town hall haven’t let us know about these plans as local traders, so I’m shocked to hear of them.

“We need to know exactly what is going to happen there.

“I can understand why the council don’t object to it being set up, because it will attract people into the town centre, but I can see why people don’t want it too.

Jenny Sykes, 61, also of Cato’s World, said: “I suppose the worry is that it could invite idiots into the town centre. I think a study needs to be done on other areas where a lap dancing place has opened up.”

Accrington resident Paul Murray, 33, said: “I don’t think it will be here in six months time anyway - people will go once to see what it’s like, and that’ll be it.

“I think we need to move with the times. We’re not still in the 1960s when everything like this is considered bad.”

The club would be above Quattro's Bar & Brasserie A spokesman for the bar said: “It’s a completely separate business and whatever happens, happens. We have not signed the petition.”

Candy Leisure Ltd declined to comment.

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12:17pm Wed 11 Apr 12

useyourhead says...

Dance, dance, wherever you may be!
Dance, dance, wherever you may be! useyourhead
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12:25pm Wed 11 Apr 12

makaveli96 says...

“We need to bring this area up, not down.”

This is my favorite quote in the article!
“We need to bring this area up, not down.” This is my favorite quote in the article! makaveli96
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12:28pm Wed 11 Apr 12

bobbymoore1992 says...

Bring on the boobies!
Bring on the boobies! bobbymoore1992
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12:29pm Wed 11 Apr 12

Your ferret stinks says...

makaveli96 wrote:
“We need to bring this area up, not down.”

This is my favorite quote in the article!
Which area's that then?...lol
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: “We need to bring this area up, not down.” This is my favorite quote in the article![/p][/quote]Which area's that then?...lol Your ferret stinks
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12:29pm Wed 11 Apr 12

batesempire says...

Get with the times people Its only women dancing for money
Get with the times people Its only women dancing for money batesempire
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12:49pm Wed 11 Apr 12

useyourhead says...

Methinks the Rev is just peeved because their congregation will be bigger than his, as will the collection tin lol.
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Methinks the Rev is just peeved because their congregation will be bigger than his, as will the collection tin lol. - useyourhead
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1:00pm Wed 11 Apr 12

Wandering Sufi says...

Haha what a joke the following statement....'Accrin
gton is a strong, respectable, Lancashire town, and the people are proud of that'
LOL yh right, its a place full of skanks, drug dealers & all sorts of criminal inbreds !!
Haha what a joke the following statement....'Accrin gton is a strong, respectable, Lancashire town, and the people are proud of that' LOL yh right, its a place full of skanks, drug dealers & all sorts of criminal inbreds !! Wandering Sufi
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1:00pm Wed 11 Apr 12

Wandering Sufi says...

Haha what a joke the following statement....'Accrin
gton is a strong, respectable, Lancashire town, and the people are proud of that'
LOL yh right, its a place full of skanks, drug dealers & all sorts of criminal inbreds !!
Haha what a joke the following statement....'Accrin gton is a strong, respectable, Lancashire town, and the people are proud of that' LOL yh right, its a place full of skanks, drug dealers & all sorts of criminal inbreds !! Wandering Sufi
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1:00pm Wed 11 Apr 12

cat woman says...

Ever been out in Accy during the evenings? There's enough "the wrong kind of people" out and about anyway,I can't imagine this will attract a different evening clientele. Not sure why traders are complaining as it's only open in the evenings. If women want to dance and be paid to have men perve at them, that's their choice.
Ever been out in Accy during the evenings? There's enough "the wrong kind of people" out and about anyway,I can't imagine this will attract a different evening clientele. Not sure why traders are complaining as it's only open in the evenings. If women want to dance and be paid to have men perve at them, that's their choice. cat woman
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1:18pm Wed 11 Apr 12

Your ferret stinks says...

Bring on the dancin girls, if you don't like it then don't go. how hard can it be......?
As for drunkeness and disruption you can bet your bottom dollar that these people won't get through the door, which is a good thing is it not?
The rev will be asking to bring back prohibition next.
Stop driving things underground as everyone looses that way.
Bring on the dancin girls, if you don't like it then don't go. how hard can it be......? As for drunkeness and disruption you can bet your bottom dollar that these people won't get through the door, which is a good thing is it not? The rev will be asking to bring back prohibition next. Stop driving things underground as everyone looses that way. Your ferret stinks
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2:38pm Wed 11 Apr 12

Malthus says...

"if you don't like it then don't go. how hard can it be......?" Not very I'd say.
"if you don't like it then don't go. how hard can it be......?" Not very I'd say. Malthus
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2:45pm Wed 11 Apr 12

New World Order. says...

batesempire wrote:
Get with the times people Its only women dancing for money
Are you 100% sure that it will be women dancing..?
"remember this is Taccy we are on about and it's not that far from dingleton.
[quote][p][bold]batesempire[/bold] wrote: Get with the times people Its only women dancing for money[/p][/quote]Are you 100% sure that it will be women dancing..? "remember this is Taccy we are on about and it's not that far from dingleton. New World Order.
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3:34pm Wed 11 Apr 12

wulver says...

Wandering Sufi wrote:
Haha what a joke the following statement....'Accrin

gton is a strong, respectable, Lancashire town, and the people are proud of that'
LOL yh right, its a place full of skanks, drug dealers & all sorts of criminal inbreds !!
Totally agree with you there mate, Accrington used to be a great town 30 years ago but no longer I'm sorry to say.....
[quote][p][bold]Wandering Sufi[/bold] wrote: Haha what a joke the following statement....'Accrin gton is a strong, respectable, Lancashire town, and the people are proud of that' LOL yh right, its a place full of skanks, drug dealers & all sorts of criminal inbreds !![/p][/quote]Totally agree with you there mate, Accrington used to be a great town 30 years ago but no longer I'm sorry to say..... wulver
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4:10pm Wed 11 Apr 12

EricWatson says...

“I suppose the worry is that it could invite idiots into the town centre. I think a study needs to be done on other areas where a lap dancing place has opened up.”

As it happens, here's some info from the London Borough of Camden.

http://www.whatdothe
yknow.com/request/90
429/response/221725/
attach/html/5/APPEND
IX%20E.doc.html
“I suppose the worry is that it could invite idiots into the town centre. I think a study needs to be done on other areas where a lap dancing place has opened up.” As it happens, here's some info from the London Borough of Camden. http://www.whatdothe yknow.com/request/90 429/response/221725/ attach/html/5/APPEND IX%20E.doc.html EricWatson
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4:15pm Wed 11 Apr 12

Your ferret stinks says...

wulver wrote:
Wandering Sufi wrote:
Haha what a joke the following statement....'Accrin


gton is a strong, respectable, Lancashire town, and the people are proud of that'
LOL yh right, its a place full of skanks, drug dealers & all sorts of criminal inbreds !!
Totally agree with you there mate, Accrington used to be a great town 30 years ago but no longer I'm sorry to say.....
Totally agree and i bet this place will have more style and class than Henry Africa's nightclub that used to be next to the railway arch ever had!
Oh the days of Lar-de-Dars and waking up on Sunday morning in Huncoat!
[quote][p][bold]wulver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wandering Sufi[/bold] wrote: Haha what a joke the following statement....'Accrin gton is a strong, respectable, Lancashire town, and the people are proud of that' LOL yh right, its a place full of skanks, drug dealers & all sorts of criminal inbreds !![/p][/quote]Totally agree with you there mate, Accrington used to be a great town 30 years ago but no longer I'm sorry to say.....[/p][/quote]Totally agree and i bet this place will have more style and class than Henry Africa's nightclub that used to be next to the railway arch ever had! Oh the days of Lar-de-Dars and waking up on Sunday morning in Huncoat! Your ferret stinks
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4:19pm Wed 11 Apr 12

EricWatson says...

I'll try that again

http://www.whatdothe
yknow.com/request/90
429/response/221725/
attach/html/5/APPEND
IX%20E.doc.html
I'll try that again http://www.whatdothe yknow.com/request/90 429/response/221725/ attach/html/5/APPEND IX%20E.doc.html EricWatson
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5:01pm Wed 11 Apr 12

Keep Darwen Green says...

Of course it should, how else can I make some decent money. Better off shovin tenners down mi trollies than wasting it on drugs. I'll put it to some good use. New shoes.
Of course it should, how else can I make some decent money. Better off shovin tenners down mi trollies than wasting it on drugs. I'll put it to some good use. New shoes. Keep Darwen Green
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5:09pm Wed 11 Apr 12

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

Skanccrington
Skanccrington Michael@ClitheroeSince58
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5:14pm Wed 11 Apr 12

Keep Darwen Green says...

Your ferret stinks wrote:
wulver wrote:
Wandering Sufi wrote:
Haha what a joke the following statement....'Accrin



gton is a strong, respectable, Lancashire town, and the people are proud of that'
LOL yh right, its a place full of skanks, drug dealers & all sorts of criminal inbreds !!
Totally agree with you there mate, Accrington used to be a great town 30 years ago but no longer I'm sorry to say.....
Totally agree and i bet this place will have more style and class than Henry Africa's nightclub that used to be next to the railway arch ever had!
Oh the days of Lar-de-Dars and waking up on Sunday morning in Huncoat!
Get well soon :0)
[quote][p][bold]Your ferret stinks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wulver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wandering Sufi[/bold] wrote: Haha what a joke the following statement....'Accrin gton is a strong, respectable, Lancashire town, and the people are proud of that' LOL yh right, its a place full of skanks, drug dealers & all sorts of criminal inbreds !![/p][/quote]Totally agree with you there mate, Accrington used to be a great town 30 years ago but no longer I'm sorry to say.....[/p][/quote]Totally agree and i bet this place will have more style and class than Henry Africa's nightclub that used to be next to the railway arch ever had! Oh the days of Lar-de-Dars and waking up on Sunday morning in Huncoat![/p][/quote]Get well soon :0) Keep Darwen Green
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6:51pm Wed 11 Apr 12

Your ferret stinks says...

Keep Darwen Green wrote:
Your ferret stinks wrote:
wulver wrote:
Wandering Sufi wrote:
Haha what a joke the following statement....'Accrin




gton is a strong, respectable, Lancashire town, and the people are proud of that'
LOL yh right, its a place full of skanks, drug dealers & all sorts of criminal inbreds !!
Totally agree with you there mate, Accrington used to be a great town 30 years ago but no longer I'm sorry to say.....
Totally agree and i bet this place will have more style and class than Henry Africa's nightclub that used to be next to the railway arch ever had!
Oh the days of Lar-de-Dars and waking up on Sunday morning in Huncoat!
Get well soon :0)
Thanks for your good wishes KDG, however it will only contribute to the conspiracy theory running on here at the moment.......or did you write this reply to yourself?
Anyway stick a tenner down me keks and i'll feel much better.
[quote][p][bold]Keep Darwen Green[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Your ferret stinks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wulver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wandering Sufi[/bold] wrote: Haha what a joke the following statement....'Accrin gton is a strong, respectable, Lancashire town, and the people are proud of that' LOL yh right, its a place full of skanks, drug dealers & all sorts of criminal inbreds !![/p][/quote]Totally agree with you there mate, Accrington used to be a great town 30 years ago but no longer I'm sorry to say.....[/p][/quote]Totally agree and i bet this place will have more style and class than Henry Africa's nightclub that used to be next to the railway arch ever had! Oh the days of Lar-de-Dars and waking up on Sunday morning in Huncoat![/p][/quote]Get well soon :0)[/p][/quote]Thanks for your good wishes KDG, however it will only contribute to the conspiracy theory running on here at the moment.......or did you write this reply to yourself? Anyway stick a tenner down me keks and i'll feel much better. Your ferret stinks
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8:08pm Wed 11 Apr 12

Keep Darwen Green says...

Your ferret stinks wrote:
Keep Darwen Green wrote:
Your ferret stinks wrote:
wulver wrote:
Wandering Sufi wrote:
Haha what a joke the following statement....'Accrin





gton is a strong, respectable, Lancashire town, and the people are proud of that'
LOL yh right, its a place full of skanks, drug dealers & all sorts of criminal inbreds !!
Totally agree with you there mate, Accrington used to be a great town 30 years ago but no longer I'm sorry to say.....
Totally agree and i bet this place will have more style and class than Henry Africa's nightclub that used to be next to the railway arch ever had!
Oh the days of Lar-de-Dars and waking up on Sunday morning in Huncoat!
Get well soon :0)
Thanks for your good wishes KDG, however it will only contribute to the conspiracy theory running on here at the moment.......or did you write this reply to yourself?
Anyway stick a tenner down me keks and i'll feel much better.
Exactly, theres nowt like the green stuff to make you feel a bit better about eveything.
[quote][p][bold]Your ferret stinks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keep Darwen Green[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Your ferret stinks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wulver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wandering Sufi[/bold] wrote: Haha what a joke the following statement....'Accrin gton is a strong, respectable, Lancashire town, and the people are proud of that' LOL yh right, its a place full of skanks, drug dealers & all sorts of criminal inbreds !![/p][/quote]Totally agree with you there mate, Accrington used to be a great town 30 years ago but no longer I'm sorry to say.....[/p][/quote]Totally agree and i bet this place will have more style and class than Henry Africa's nightclub that used to be next to the railway arch ever had! Oh the days of Lar-de-Dars and waking up on Sunday morning in Huncoat![/p][/quote]Get well soon :0)[/p][/quote]Thanks for your good wishes KDG, however it will only contribute to the conspiracy theory running on here at the moment.......or did you write this reply to yourself? Anyway stick a tenner down me keks and i'll feel much better.[/p][/quote]Exactly, theres nowt like the green stuff to make you feel a bit better about eveything. Keep Darwen Green
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11:15pm Wed 11 Apr 12

M Foster says...

Not if the person is wearing high heels - it is too painful.
Not if the person is wearing high heels - it is too painful. M Foster
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12:39am Thu 12 Apr 12

accy lad and proud says...

Michael@ClitheroeSin
ce58
wrote:
Skanccrington
****- Heroe !!!!
[quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: Skanccrington[/p][/quote]****- Heroe !!!! accy lad and proud
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6:41pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

accy lad and proud wrote:
Michael@ClitheroeSin

ce58
wrote:
Skanccrington
****- Heroe !!!!
I'm amazed that an Accrington Lad even knows what the C word is, watches thousands of Accrington girls nod there heads in agreement lol Yes they named the town after us Clitheroe lads as we know how to press that button :)
[quote][p][bold]accy lad and proud[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: Skanccrington[/p][/quote]****- Heroe !!!![/p][/quote]I'm amazed that an Accrington Lad even knows what the C word is, watches thousands of Accrington girls nod there heads in agreement lol Yes they named the town after us Clitheroe lads as we know how to press that button :) Michael@ClitheroeSince58
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