Many of you objected to numerous of Camden’s notorious strip clubs this year. Of these, Camden has relicensed 1 club (of the notorious Secret’s chain) and ‘postponed indefinitely’ all other licensing hearings.
Two years ago (one year before first lockdown) we exposed sexual contact inside 2 of its clubs and pimps outside. The Council still hasn’t finished its own investigation into the evidence we provided.
What Camden is doing, however, is making public the names and addresses of anyone who objects.
We have challenged this as a data protection breach, safeguarding risk and an explicit breach of licensing legislation. It refuses to acknowledge this.
The moment this policy was introduced, a dozen objectors were threatened in aggressive legal letters by a strip club. The council still refused to back down.
The Information Commissioner is now considering this.