Sex Establishment Policy – Your Say

The Council has adopted the legislation to regulate sexual entertainment venues and is now conducting consultation on the draft policy and standard conditions. The consultation will run until 20 October 2010.

Sex shops and sex cinemas have been regulated in Cornwall for some time however, on 6 April 2010 the Policing and Crime Act 2009 extended this power to include a new class of premises, namely sexual entertainment venues.

As a result of the adoption of the new legislation, the Council is taking the opportunity to review existing policies and create a new single policy to apply to the whole of Cornwall, which will incorporate the new class of sex establishment as well as those currently regulated.

The draft policy and consultation documents are available from Cornwall Council’s Licensing Service. Here is the link Consultation

The Council is keen to receive views on the content of the proposedpolicy and the consultation document details what the Council is particularly seeking views on, although general comments about the draft policy are also welcome.  Response forms are attached to the end of the consultation document for ease of response.

As part of the consultation the Council is planning to hold a public forum on 24 September 2010.  More details will be provided on the Council’s website nearer the date of the event.

So now is the time to comment on this draft policy before any final decision is made on it.

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