We are keen to hear residents views on the introduction of a licensing scheme for Sexual Entertainment Venues (SEV) in the area.
While there are currently no SEV in West Dunbartonshire, the introduction of a licensing scheme now means we are prepared for any potential operator requests and can have proper oversight of the industry.
Applying for a licence will mean the Council can assess whether the operator is a fit and proper person, recommend suitable opening hours, ensure appropriate signage is used and other elements which may impact on nearby communities.
Without the scheme, operators would be free to open and operate in the area without any input or oversight from the Council.
The consultation is available at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk and is open until 23/12/2022.
Alternatively, you can give your views in writing to West Dunbartonshire Council, Licensing Regulatory and Regeneration Services, Municipal Buildings, College Street, Dumbarton G82 1NR or by emailing licensing.