Greens launch petition against bid for new lapdancing venue in Southsea’s Albert Road

The former Southsea Conservative Club
The former Southsea Conservative Club
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A PETITION has been launched against plans to move a lapdancing venue to Southsea’s Albert Road.

Elegance in Granada Road, Southsea, wants to move into the former Southsea Conservative Club to attract more customers.

The plans were previously rejected in 2014 but now Elegance has put in another request to transfer.

Ian McCulloch, the Green Party’s Central Southsea local election candidate, has set up an online petition.

He said: ‘Albert Road is a shining gem in Portsmouth’s crown, independent shops with something for the whole family. Opening a new sexual entertainment venue here is not wanted, not needed, and works against the vibrant community that has established itself here.’

Elegance boss Paul Ojla believes the move would benefit the area.