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Lap dancing clubs avoid complete ban in Cheltenham

Lap dancing clubs have avoided an all-out ban in Cheltenham, but have been limited to operate in the town centre away from residential areas.

Cheltenham Borough Council looked at the issue following complaints after the town's first club opened this year.

Cabinet member Andrew McKinlay said: "There was an amendment to ban lap dancing clubs across the town, which was lost by 19 votes to 18."

Venues will still need to apply for licences from the borough council.

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