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Agency to help keep Edinburgh strippers safe

posted 24 Aug 2013, 05:49 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 25 Aug 2013, 09:22 ]

There are already regulatory bodies for everything from architects to dentists – and now Edinburgh’s strippers are set to get in on the act.

Managers at Club Rouge in Lothian Road said efforts were under way to create an independent agency which would cooperate with licensing officers and police to ensure safety in strip clubs and adult entertainment venues across the Capital and Scotland.

They said the body would issue “certificates of good practice” to businesses only after they introduced measures to clamp down on abusive customers, unhygienic working environments and unfair charges imposed on dancers when clubs are busy or when they phone in sick.

Day-to-day monitoring and enforcement would be carried out by police and licensing officers, they added.