Welcome To Stop The Strip Pub

Hello and welcome to the website/blog for the Stop The Strip Pub campaign. This is the movement to prevent Satchmo's on Stoke Newington Road (North London) being granted a license to put on strip shows.

On Tuesday 6th May Hackney Council rejected Satchmo's application for a Sex Encounters Establishment license. 

On 8th March  a group of nearly 100 local residents met outside Satchmo's to protest Satchmo's application.

On 11th April Hackney Council announced that they had received 525 written letters of objection - a new record for the borough.

Friday, 9 May 2008

Quote from Amanda Frayne who represented over 300 objectors at the hearing

The residents, businesses and neighbours of Palatine Road and the surrounding area are hugely relieved that Hackney Council has decided to reject Satchmo’s application to become a sex encounters establishment.

An overwhelming majority of local people have always believed that this proposal is utterly inappropriate for the local area. The strength of local feeling has been seen from the moment Satchmo’s first made their application. As an example, 525 people objected in writing to Satchmo’s application – a new record for Hackney Council.

Local people also turned out en masse to attend the hearing. The chamber of Hackney Town Hall was filled as between 80-100 people turned out to show their objection.

At the hearing the point was made again and again that this is an area where people from all walks of life live together in peace and harmony, united in their respect for each other and their community. The hearing allowed a platform for local residents and representatives of key religious and cultural centres to explain their reasons for objecting so strongly to this application to open a strip club on a residential street. We are grateful to the Council for listening to our concerns.

Our victory shows that community is important and that communities have a right to fight for what they believe in. If any good has come of this application it is the strengthening of the bonds that already existed within our community.

We thank the committee for their appreciation of the community issues at stake and understand that there were many factors that needed to be considered. We appreciate that the Council is committed to continuing the re-generation work currently taking place in our area.

We would welcome the opportunity to work with Satchmo’s in the future to make theirs a successful local business that adds something to the local community.

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