Sex shop gets green light for another year
A CONTROVERSIAL sex shop has been given permission to continue trading for a second year.
Pulse & Cocktails Ltd, in Toll Bar Way, Sawtry, was granted the renewed licence by Huntingdonshire District Council despite persistent objections from local residents.
At a meeting of the council’s licensing and protection applications sub-group yesterday, it was agreed to approve the application for a sex shop licence for a further 12 months.
A spokeswoman for the council said: “We are well aware that there is considerable public feeling about this establishment.
“In reaching our decision today we have had to have at all times regard to the relevant legislation concerning the licensing of sex shops.
“A number of people are very unhappy in relation to these premises.
“On balance and having heard all of the evidence today we are content that these premises have been well run for the previous year, no harm to any individual has been evidenced before us.”
The shop also saw its two new horizontal advertising boards outside the premises approved, but a proposed six-metre high totem pole advert will not be allowed.