Lobby your council on lap dancing licensing
Local councils can now license dancing clubs as part of the sex industry rather than as 'leisure venues'.
This is a 2-step process. Councils must first adopt the new license and then need to decide how to apply it.
Use our simple step-by-step guide to lobby your council at both stages of the process!
Find out if your council has passed any resolutions by the full council on 'Sexual Entertainment Venues' (lap dancing clubs) by:
- Contacting the licensing department of your local council
(the telephone number for the main switchboard will be on your council's website)
- Or searching your council's website
Step 2: Download the relevant Toolkit and take action!
To be used if your local council has not already taken up the new licensing regime.
To be used after your council has adopted the new licensing regime.
Other Useful Information
to add your organisation as a signatory
Spread the word
Download Stripping the Illusion campaign images. Spread the word in your community, workplace or home.
Download Stripping the Illusion posters featuring testimony from women formerly in lap dancing :
Protests and activism
to find out about action taking place in your area. To date, OBJECT activists have protested outside Parliament, City Hall in London, Spearmint Rhino's Christmas party and held our own 'Stripping the Illusion' awards. Click below to watch these actions on youtube:
Student and trade unions
for more information.