Lap dancing nights in Cheltenham may still happen next year alongside race events as a licence renewal has been tabled.
European Events Consultants Ltd has applied to Cheltenham Borough Council to extend its licence to hold sexual entertainment in Club Covert while events such as The Festival are being held.
The Bath Road nightclub was used as a venue for lap dancing earlier this year after it was granted the licence in February 2019.
Dates are yet to be confirmed for many of the race events next year, although the company wants to hold the sexual entertainment nights between March 15 and March 21, 2021.
According to a public notice, when the dates are confirmed the racy nights “will coincide with the dates and as and when confirmed by Cheltenham Racecourse” – so schedules may change.
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The annual horse racing event garners £100,000,000 for the local Gloucestershire economy each year and the average attendance over the four-day period is 65,000 people.
As it stands however The Jockey Club, which owns Cheltenham Racecourse, has said that it is following the latest Government coronavirus advice and racing will remain behind closed doors “until further notice”.