Pole dancing coming to town

PROPOSALS have been submitted to start pole dancing at a popular bar in Ipswich, licensing bosses have confirmed.

PROPOSALS have been submitted to start pole dancing at a popular bar in Ipswich, licensing bosses have confirmed.

The borough council said it has been in contact with owners of the Curve in Princes Street about the proposal.

The bar - which is currently undergoing a major refurbishment - will not have to apply for a change in licence because it already holds one allowing “adult entertainment”.

A spokesman for Curve declined to comment saying they would prefer to release more details nearer the time of the opening, which is planned for mid to late July.

It is believed the pole dancing would take place on the upstairs floor of the bar.

A spokesman for the council said: “There's likely to be some form of dancing taking place but there is a difference between pole dancing or table dancing and lap dancing, which is defined as a sexual encounter experience.

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“There are various licence related issues - such as the appointment of door staff and various requirements for safety - but the owners don't need a new licence per se.

“If there is any rowdiness then the licence would be reviewed. We're told that we can't object purely on moral grounds.”