Views on sexual leisure venues will assist form a brand new licensing technique for Aberdeen.
Aberdeen Metropolis Council’s licensing committee has opened a brand new session on trade on the again of the primary one being postponed due to Covid-19.
There may be at present no authorized requirement for creating a licensing technique for these venues, apart from for the websites to be licensed for the sale of alcohol.
The licensing committee is in search of opinions from members of the general public on the suitable quantity and places of sexual leisure venues in Aberdeen, and what kind of issues ought to be considered creating a coverage.
A premises is classed as a sexual leisure venue if leisure is supplied earlier than a reside viewers.
If sexual leisure is supplied not more than 4 events a 12 months, it’s not classed as a sexual leisure venue.
Councillor John Reynolds, the convener of the licensing committee at Aberdeen Metropolis Council, mentioned: “After we launched the unique session in March 2020 it was simply because the Covid-19 pandemic took maintain. We at the moment are reopening the session and I might encourage events to make their views identified.
“When creating the SEV Licensing Coverage, care will be taken to steadiness the liberty of people to have interaction in authorized employment and actions with the proper to train acceptable management and regulation to make sure the protection, well being and wellbeing of the employees and patrons. In flip, residents also needs to profit from a secure, regulated setting.
“The aim of the laws and the query for the licensing committee is one in every of public security and never one in every of morality.”
To participate within the session, go to: https://consultation.aberdeencity.gov.uk/corporate-governance/sexual-entertainment-venue-licensing-sev-2021
The survey will finish on April 2.