Braintree Council set to agree sex shop policy

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree Council set to agree sex shop policy Braintree Council set to agree sex shop policy

A council is drawing up a policy which will decide whether to grant licences to sex shops.

There are currently no licensed sex shops, sex cinemas or sexual entertainment venues in Braintree district.

But Braintree Council is creating new guidelines to deal with any future applications.

Local authorities have the power to grant or refuse requests based on the proposed location, for instance if it is near community facilities, or the suitability of the applicant.

A licence would cost a new applicant £2,136.

Braintree Council’s licensing committee is due to discuss the policy at a meeting tonight.

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8:12pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Jack222 says...

Let them exist but in some out of the way area. No-one is forced to go to them.
Let them exist but in some out of the way area. No-one is forced to go to them. Jack222
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11:27pm Wed 22 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Is that a picture of the actual proposed Sex Shop in question?

It's hard to tell because the bush growing in front of the sign has obscured every word except Braintree.

However, an awful lot of furtive looking weird people have recently been seen going up and down those steps so I suppose it could well be the place in question.
Is that a picture of the actual proposed Sex Shop in question? It's hard to tell because the bush growing in front of the sign has obscured every word except Braintree. However, an awful lot of furtive looking weird people have recently been seen going up and down those steps so I suppose it could well be the place in question. OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 10

3:31pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Fidget0610 says...

So if there are no sex shops in the Braintree district then what is the shop that is next to Berni's cafe on coggeshall road? That to me is a sex shop! Am I wrong?
So if there are no sex shops in the Braintree district then what is the shop that is next to Berni's cafe on coggeshall road? That to me is a sex shop! Am I wrong? Fidget0610
  • Score: 8

7:26am Fri 24 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Fidget0610 wrote:
So if there are no sex shops in the Braintree district then what is the shop that is next to Berni's cafe on coggeshall road? That to me is a sex shop! Am I wrong?
Thank you Fidget. Of all the times I walked down Coggeshall Road I never noticed Berni's Café before.

Can't think why.

Ha ha. What a wonderful advertisement for Berni's Café.
[quote][p][bold]Fidget0610[/bold] wrote: So if there are no sex shops in the Braintree district then what is the shop that is next to Berni's cafe on coggeshall road? That to me is a sex shop! Am I wrong?[/p][/quote]Thank you Fidget. Of all the times I walked down Coggeshall Road I never noticed Berni's Café before. Can't think why. Ha ha. What a wonderful advertisement for Berni's Café. OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 7

8:03am Sat 25 Jan 14

Fidget0610 says...

OMPITA wrote:
Fidget0610 wrote:
So if there are no sex shops in the Braintree district then what is the shop that is next to Berni's cafe on coggeshall road? That to me is a sex shop! Am I wrong?
Thank you Fidget. Of all the times I walked down Coggeshall Road I never noticed Berni's Café before.

Can't think why.

Ha ha. What a wonderful advertisement for Berni's Café.
It was the only way I knew how to explain it lol!
[quote][p][bold]OMPITA [Intl][/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fidget0610[/bold] wrote: So if there are no sex shops in the Braintree district then what is the shop that is next to Berni's cafe on coggeshall road? That to me is a sex shop! Am I wrong?[/p][/quote]Thank you Fidget. Of all the times I walked down Coggeshall Road I never noticed Berni's Café before. Can't think why. Ha ha. What a wonderful advertisement for Berni's Café.[/p][/quote]It was the only way I knew how to explain it lol! Fidget0610
  • Score: 3

8:51pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Kevman28 says...

Fidget0610 wrote:
So if there are no sex shops in the Braintree district then what is the shop that is next to Berni's cafe on coggeshall road? That to me is a sex shop! Am I wrong?
My thoughts exactly! I don't get this article at all. That shop has been there for years, so is it illegal? - in which case why has it been allowed to stay open so long?
[quote][p][bold]Fidget0610[/bold] wrote: So if there are no sex shops in the Braintree district then what is the shop that is next to Berni's cafe on coggeshall road? That to me is a sex shop! Am I wrong?[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly! I don't get this article at all. That shop has been there for years, so is it illegal? - in which case why has it been allowed to stay open so long? Kevman28
  • Score: 1

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