Women’s bodies: Not for sale

Women are not objects

In partnership with Portsmouth White Ribbon and Solent Feminist Network, Aurora New Dawn actively supports the introduction of a nil cap on Sexual Entertainment Venues – including lap-dancing clubs – in Portsmouth.    

In March 2012, Portsmouth City Council launched a consultation on a new draft sex extablishment policy to regulate sexual entertainment venues in Portsmouth. The draft policy outlined a preliminary conclusion that there is no place in Portsmouth in which it would be appropriate to license a sex establishment – also known as a ‘nil cap’.

Aurora New Dawn submitted a response to the consultation in support of a nil cap policy on SEVs in Portsmouth. We based our response on national guidelines from OBJECT and in our submission, we highlight our reasons for supporting a nil cap. Read it here:   Aurora New Dawn Consultation response on SEV Nil Cap