Sex shop decision next month

COUNCILLORS will meet next month to decide whether to grant a renewal of a license to a controversial sex shop in a Suffolk town.The shop, in Queens Street, Haverhill was the subject of intense protest from local people when it opened last year.

COUNCILLORS will meet next month to decide whether to grant a renewal of a license to a controversial sex shop in a Suffolk town.

The shop, in Queens Street, Haverhill was the subject of intense protest from local people when it opened last year.

But a spokeswoman for St Edmundsbury Borough Council said that just two objections have been lodged about the shop so far, with the consultation period set to end tomorrow.

That is a far cry from last year's public furore when plans for the shop were first revealed, which saw the council inundated with 120 complaints.


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Julie Lynch, principle environmental health officer for the borough council, explained the decision on whether to renew the shop's licence now rests with councillors.

She added: "The objections mean that the matter will have to go to the licensing committee on October 9.

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"We will do a report to the committee considering the objections that we've had in, then it will be up to the councillors to decide whether or not to renew the annual licence."

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