Community Safety Scrutiny Board recommends a ‘nil’ policy for Sex Entertainment Venues in Coventry

Earlier this week we posted a letter to the Environment and Community Safety Scrutiny Board in advance of their meeting today calling for Coventry to adopt a ‘nil’ policy for sex entertainment venues.

Coventry Women’s Voices and CRASAC attended the meeting. We cited evidence from Somerset and Avon police about the impact of SEVs on violence against women.

CRASAC highlighted the fact that Coventry already has the highest rate of rape and sexual assualt in the West Midlands

This afternoon the Board voted in favour of a ‘nil’ policy. The final decision will be made by the full council in January. Watch this space for more information

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2 Responses to Community Safety Scrutiny Board recommends a ‘nil’ policy for Sex Entertainment Venues in Coventry

  1. TonyN says:

    I find it interesting that you can so surely claim this impact from Bristol when even the council members in Bristol (who must know better than anyone what is going on) https://bristol.gov.uk/committee/2011/wa/wa004/1123_mins.pdf in their own minutes say it is impossible to make claims of what it the cause of criminal events in the area. That is surely bending the truth and if I was a club owner in Bristol I might challenge what is in this post.

    • The data comes from the police. They are reporting what they have recorded. (and we know most rape isn’t reported so their figures are likely to be lower than the actual rates). I’m not bending the truth, I am reporting what Bristol police have reported. I imagine they have a better idea about rape and sexual assualt levels and where they are happening than the councillors to be honest.

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