The clubs had to reapply for their licences after they were reclassified as “sexual entertainment venues”. The applications were granted this afternoon (Friday, 14th June) by a panel of Leeds City Council’s Licensing Committee, which has been sitting throughout the week.
The clubs are no longer going to be allowed to use “hummers” to promote themselves and any discarded flyers littering the streets close to where they were handed out will have to be cleared up by 6 A.M.
The clubs’ opening hours will be restricted to 10pm – 4am (weekdays) and 10pm – 5am (weekends) from 1st October.
Campaign to continue
One of them, Leeds West MP and Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rachel Reeves, said she was disappointed over the decision, but would keep up the campaign and try and broaden its support.
She told her followers on social media site Twitter:
Fellow campaigner Leeds Labour councillor Rebecca Charlwood said some important restrictions had been won but there was “much further to go”.
Thanks to @AndyCharlwood for info on the result.