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Oxford City Council has adopted schedule 3 to the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 (as amended by section 27 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009) so that we can licence sex shops, sex cinemas, and sexual entertainment venues in Oxford.

For the purposes of this consultation, sex establishments include:

i) Sex Shops
ii) Sex Cinemas
iii) Sexual Entertainment Venues

The Council is seeking to publish a "Sex Establishment Licensing Policy" (SELP) and to keep it under review and to republish it at least every three years. Guidance issued by the Home Office relating to the licensing of Sex Establishments has been incorporated in to the Draft Policy, which was approved by the General Purposes Licensing Committee on 19th October 2011. The period for consultation has been determined to be 14th November 2011 until 31st January 2012.

The Council is seeking comments relating to the Draft Sex Establishment Licensing Policy from the following groups:

  • Thames Valley Police
  • Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Services
  • Oxford City Community Safety Partnership
  • Stakeholders in the sex establishment industry
  • Local residents
  • Other departments of Oxford City Council.

To view the Draft Sex Establishment Licensing Policy see link below.

The consultation timetable is as follows:

  • 19th October 2011, consultation draft Sex Establishment Licensing Policy approved by General Purposes Licensing Committee.
  • 14th November 2001 - 31st January 2012, the agreed draft Sex Establishment Licensing Policy to go out for consultation. The agreed draft Sex Establishment Licensing Policy will be made available for public consultation on the Councils website and made available at libraries and public buildings.
  • TBA: a report will be submitted to the General Purposes Licensing Committee to consider consultation responses and approve the final Sex Establishment Licensing Policy, in light of the consultation responses received, and recommend Council to adopt.
  • TBA: Final Sex Establishment Licensing Policy will be submitted to Full Council to consider adoption.

You can respond to this consultation in three ways:

1. Register to this online consultation, and submit your comments.
2. Email your comments to:
3. Write to: Licensing Team Leader, Oxford City Council, Ramsay House, 10 St Ebbes Street, Oxford, OX1 1PT.

To view the Draft Sex Establishment Licensing Policy see link below.

This consultation has now closed.

Consultation Documents

Consultation Summary

NameDraft Sex Establishment Licensing Policy
DescriptionDraft Sex Establishment Licensing Policy
DatesFrom 14 Nov 2011 at 00:00 to 31 Jan 2012 at 23:59. The results were published on 02 Feb 2012.
Area CoveredBarton And Sandhills, Blackbird Leys, Carfax, Churchill, Cowley, Cowley Marsh, Headington, Headington Hill And Northway, Hinksey Park, Holywell, Iffley Fields, Jericho And Osney, Littlemore, Lye Valley, Marston, North, Northfield Brook, Quarry And Risinghurst, Rose Hill And Iffley, St Clement's, St Margaret's, St Mary's, Summertown, Wolvercote
Who we are consultingGeneral Public
Who we are consulting (others)External and internal agencies, stakeholders,
Who we are consulting (committees)
Methods UsedOnline Consultations
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