Public Entertainment Consultation
The Council currently defines Health and Fitness establishments, including premises providing saunas and massages, as places of public entertainment. The Council has historically licensed these premises as a risk reduction approach to minimise harm, however recent police reports have indicated that this approach is no longer proving to be effective.
It is therefore proposed that:
A) Saunas and massage parlours be removed from public entertainment licensing;
B) Health and fitness parlours be removed from public entertainment licensing; and
C) Gymnasia would be kept.
The impact of this proposal would be that premises in A and B would continue to operate and would be subject to general enforcement activity through Trading Standards and Public Health powers. Any criminal or illegal activity would be a matter for Police Scotland to address.
It is further proposed that work be taken forward with NHS, Police and other partner agencies to provide support and assistance to anyone working within these establishments.
Please fill in our online survey to give us your views on the proposed changes. You will also be given the opportunity to provide your contact details, to allow us to keep you informed on the outcome of this consultation. The survey will run until 15 December 2013
Please contact us at the address provided on the right if you require any further information or wish to make any representation. Alternatively you can email us using firstname.lastname@example.org
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