Following an application to open a licensed sex shop in the borough, Herefordshire Council has decided to retain its ‘zero number’ policy. And the Hereford Times has reported that one council committee member stated that as well as sex shops and lap dancing clubs, Herefordshire should also ban “suggestive material”.
Speaking about the decision to stick with none as the council’s number of choice, the person who applied for the licence said: “I was in Hereford the other day and walked past Ann Summers. It sells everything we wanted to sell apart from the films. It’s stupid and quite short-sighted… [the council] are missing out on revenue and the chance to employ local people.”