Cambridge bingo to burlesque plan rejected

Burlesque enthusiasts led by burlesque performer Kimberley Holladay attempt to break the record for the World"s Largest Burlesque Dance in Trafalgar Square, London.
Image caption The city council considered whether the grant the licence for alcohol and live music and dance shows

Plans to turn a former bingo hall in Cambridge into a burlesque and cabaret club with dancers and other entertainments have been rejected.

Milton Keynes-based company No Saints wanted to open the Greene Room venue at 42 Hobson Street in the city.

The firm applied to Cambridge City Council's licensing committee to be allowed to sell alcohol, put on plays, live music and dance performances.

But the plan was turned down after police opposed the scheme.

No Saints argued the new entertainment venue would be "fantastic" for Cambridge.

It asked for a licence to extend until 0230 GMT.

But Cambridgeshire Police expressed concern about the impact of the club which it said would produce "adverse consequences for crime and disorder".

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