Published: August 2, 2010
Shock as Burnham cafe seeks to introduce 'occasional strippers'

Councillors have this week reacted with shock at plans by this Burnham-On-Sea cafe to apply for a licence to introduce "occasional topless bar staff and strippers."

The surprise application emerged on Monday evening (August 2nd) when the owners of Alfie Blu's in Pier Street sought formal permission from Sedgemoor District Council to change its Premises Licence and add a bar serving alcohol along with occasional late night entertainment, theatrical events and live music.

Councillors considered the application at Monday's Town Council meeting in Jaycroft Road, where the proposals received little support.

Cllr Eric Gill told "I am shocked and utterly amazed that such an inappropriate scheme has been put forward here."

And Cllr Neville Jones added: "To have occasional late night events here until 3am would be inappropriate for a building at such a principal junction in Burnham."

Town Clerk Eileen Shaw stressed at the meeting that the bid to introduce occasional topless bar staff was just one small part of the overall application to change the Premises Licence, which also covers the introduction of a range of entertainment.

A final decision on the scheme now rests with Sedgemoor District Council. A council spokesman told that responses from interested parties are being invited until August 10th. The full application can be viewed online here.


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