Pyramids firm admits ’error of judgment’

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THE firm that runs the Pyramids has admitted it made an ‘error of judgment’ by taking visitors to a strip club, while being bailed out by Portsmouth taxpayers.

As reported in The News last week, Southsea Community Leisure spent £200 for a visit to Elegance lapdancing club, charged to a company credit card, even though the council was paying them more than £100,000 per month to help the company stay afloat.

The council criticised the firm for its ‘inappropriate behaviour’.

Following a meeting between company representatives, councillors and officers, Michael Lawther, the council’s strategic director, said: ‘Southsea Community Leisure has accepted that, with hindsight, spending £200 on a visit to a lapdancing club was an error of judg ment. It was agreed that this would not happen again and they have apologised for the company’s actions.’

Gary Milne, managing director of SCLeisure, said: ‘We believe we have demonstrated that we have acted in good faith and we look forward to a positive and productive relationship with Portsmouth City Council.’