Lap dancing has been banned from Cheltenham after local feminists persuaded the council that feminist morality
An application for sexual entertainment venue licence at the Fantasy Club, 12-14 Bath Road was rejected.
About 20 objections were lodged against lap dancing club plan. The licensing committee voted 3-1 to refuse the application on the grounds that the premises were in a supposedly inappropriate location.
The committee heard objections from an opposition alliance made up of Councillor Flo Lucas, St Paul's Residents' Association Chair Tess Beck and Lesley Painter of local feminist group, Chelt Fems. Painter argued that Cheltenham Borough Council
should follow in the steps of high-profile international organisations such as Formula 1, who axed scantily clad grid girls from their events last year.
This is the first time in three year's that the The Fantasy Club has been refused a licence. The club was granted a licence for lap dancing in 2017 and 2016.
Update: Occasional opening and the occasion is the horse racing festival
16th March 2018. See article from gloucestershirelive.co.uk
The club opened for business after the first day's racing as occasional opening is allowed without a licence.