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Nightclub’s striptease show faces opposition

Plans by a Limavady nightclub to bring a team of male strippers to the town has brought a storm of protest from local councillors.

The event on Friday may not now go ahead as public representatives have pointed out that the club has not been granted the proper licence from the council to hold the show.

Sweet nightclub on Main Street has an advert for the event on |its Facebook site which reads, “Sweet presents Ladies Night with Chain Gang strippers” with men barred before 11pm and admission set at £10.

However Limavady Borough Council said that, without the proper licence, the event cannot |go ahead.

In a statement released yesterday as the row over the event broke, a council spokesman said: “Associated with an indoor entertainment licence there are management rules that state, ‘The premises shall not be used for a striptease or entertainment of |a like kind to dancing which |involves nudity, without the approval of the council’.”

Objections to the event are due to be raised at a full council meeting which has been rescheduled for Thursday.

One of those opposed to the event is Councillor Leslie Cubbit, who said: “I have been contacted by people who have moral objections to this kind of thing being brought to Limavady at all, but there is a clear violation of the |entertainment licence here too.

“The owner assured the council that there would be no stripping, but the advertisement that is |running on Facebook uses the word ‘strippers’ and there is no ambiguity there.”

The North West Telegraph made several attempts to contact the owner of the nightclub, |however no one was available |for comment.

It’s not clear if the nightclub still plans to go ahead with the event.

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