Strip club licence successfully renewed

The Baby Platinum club on King Street
The Baby Platinum club on King Street

WIGAN strip club Baby Platinum has had its licence renewed, despite opposition from a number of residents as well as MP Lisa Nandy.

In a Regulation Committee held at Wigan town hall on Wednesday afternoon, councillors opted to grant the application, which also included a variation of condition 30 (g), which allows a dancer “to remove their G-string when performing a dance.”

Just shy of 20 objectors attending the meeting bringing up various points of disapproval, while three members of Baby Platinum’s directors and the King Street club’s manageress Kay Miller were also present.

After a three-hour long meeting, councillors took around 10 minutes to reach their decision.

Concluding, the committee’s chair Coun Paul Prescott said: “The committee has considered the objections raised, which include the potential impact of the licensing activity on crime, disorder and public nuisance, the proximity to other premises including charitable facilities although these operate outside the licensed hours of the venue.

“It is significant to the committee that Greater Manchester Police, a responsible authority, have raised no objections regarding the granting of the renewal of this application and have expressed no concerns of the granting of this application regarding the impact this venue may have on crime and disorder, public nuisance or an increase in danger to public safety.

“I also note that a site visit was conducted to the premises this morning to allow the committee to have a better understanding of the premises which then enabled the committee to make a more informed decision.”

Granting the application, he added: “The committee in reaching this decision has given due regard to both the applicant and the local community,.

“It is the decision of the committee to grant the application for the renewal of the sexual entertainment venue licence at Baby Platinum as the same conditions as the original grant in 2014.”

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