Reports

Victory for sex workers as council votes to keep strip clubs open in Bristol

Years of fraught campaigning draw to a close, with a move performers say will protect them from being forced into more dangerous work in less regulated workplaces.

Sex workers and women’s groups respond to consultation showing strong support for strip clubs

Safe workplace or damaging to society? Cable readers share views on plans to ban Bristol’s strip clubs

Callouts

Have your say: Should Bristol ban strips clubs?

Bristol is considering a ban on strip clubs, officially known as sexual entertainement venues, which has sparked a divisive debate in the city. This week, the...

Have your say

Features

Battle over Bristol’s strip clubs reignited as licenses renewed for now

Local Elections 2021

Revealed: Pornographer mayoral candidate faces assault and ‘pimping’ allegation

Councillors approve public consultation on controversial strip club ban

Plans to ban sexual entertainment venues have been cricitised by councillors, sex workers and the nighttime economy sector. But now the public will have its say.

Investigation: Bristol’s invisible sex trade

The police are struggling to deal with sexual exploitation happening online. How does this off-street sex trade operate in this city?

Should strip clubs be banned?

The renewal of the licenses for two strip clubs in Bristol in March reignited debate in the city about the presence of sexual entertainment venues...

One25: Helping women off the streets

The charity's chief executive tells the Cable about supporting sex workers with love, and trying to help women off the streets.

Sex-work offences dramatically decline in Bristol as debate rages

Whilst the debate around criminalisation of sex work rages,there has been a steep decline in sex work related offences recorded by police within Bristol.