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Sex Establishment Draft Policy

We adopted Schedule 3 of the Local Government (miscellaneous provisions) Act 1982 in December 1989, so that we could licence sex shops and sex cinemas.

The introduction of Section 27 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009 has amended the above legislation so that local authorities can licence sexual entertainment venues. To exercise these powers, councils must also adopt these provisions.

This document sets out our proposed draft policy regarding the regulation of sex establishments and the procedure relating to applications for sex establishment licences.

The policy will be consulted upon between week commencing 6 December 2010 to 21 February 2011.


01706 924114

Phone: Monday-Friday 8.45am-4.45pm.

Licensing counter drop-in sessions, Number One Riverside​

Monday-Thursday: 9.30am-12noon and 2pm-4pm
Friday: ​9.30am-12noon

Licensing Unit
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU