Coventry could find itself at the centre of a huge national debate if it votes for a ban on lap dancing clubs, a meeting heard.
The city council is looking at a possible ban on sex clubs and has launched a a 3 month public consultation to supposedly find out what the public thinks.
A council meeting heard the city could become a test case nationally and could be the subject of a judicial review if it decides on an outright city centre ban.
Coun Phil Townshend, cabinet member for community safety and a lawyer, told a cabinet meeting he was braced for a long legal battle…. BUT . ..he ludicrously claimed: I’m not setting myself up to be the bastion of public morality
The current policy allows up to two sexual entertainment venues in the city centre, and none in the rest of the city. There is currently only one, Heat, in the City Arcade.