Club Kiss sex hotel in Southampton 'declares war' on council

Sex club 'declares war' on council

Owner Martin Millar pictured in one of the Club Kiss rooms in Milton House in Southampton

Club Kiss, aka Milton House in Southampton

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

YOU have declared war on us.

That is the defiant warning from council chiefs to owners of a “kinky hotel” in Southampton, after it officially opened its doors at the weekend.

Club Kiss hosted its grand opening event in Woolston on Saturday night despite not having planning permission from Southampton City Council.

As revealed by the Daily Echo earlier this month, the new hotel, in St Anne’s Road, has replaced the former JCT2 club, which operated in Salisbury Road, Calmore.

That was ordered to close after planning inspectors agreed that it was being run illegally as a business from a residential property.

Now council chiefs in Southampton have vowed to “fight tooth and nail” to make sure that the new venue is also shut down.

The Club Kiss website is already boasting a stacked programme of events throughout October and November, including a lower key “Greedy Girls Night”, which took place on Friday. Saturday’s “Couples and Singles Grand Opening Party” ran from 9pm until 2am, offering guests “the perfect night for meeting other couples and single males/females”.

The Daily Echo saw a handful of local people hanging around for a look at what was going on. Many of those going into the club were young men, while the women were older and scantily-clad.

The property, which was once used as an NHS rehabilitation centre, has been reinvented by owner Martin Millar, who has installed two “superbly equipped dungeons” and a “kinky room”.

The building, named Milton House, also features five themed “playrooms”, a “UV room” and a “mirror room”.

Mr Millar, 37, said: “I understand that some local residents are unhappy about the arrival of my venue in the area.

They are of course fully entitled to their opinions.

“We are simply opening a hotel which is also open to those who enjoy an alternative lifestyle. The events that we will be holding do not attract a large number of people, so will not cause any traffic or parking problems.”

He added: “The average age of those attending is 40-plus. It is not going to be youngsters who may get drunk and be too noisy.

“I will stress strongly to all our guests that at all times they should respect the privacy of our neighbours, especially when leaving the venue.

“If any of the residents would like to visit the venue and chat to me then I am more than happy to do that.”

Ward councillor Warwick Payne, the council’s leisure supremo, confirmed that Mr Millar had submitted a planning application to use the property as a hotel, which is yet to be considered.

Cllr Payne added: “By pressing ahead with this, the owners have declared war on Southampton City Council.

“It doesn’t have planning permission, it doesn’t have a sex licence and it is therefore operating in complete disregard of the council and the local residents.

“They are flying in the face of our regulations and flying in the face of people who don’t want this in their neighbourhood.

“We are going to fight tooth and nail to get the club closed down.”

A spokesman for Hampshire police said: “We are aware of the concerns over the opening of Club Kiss and are speaking with the council about it and monitoring the situation closely.

“At this moment in time it does not appear they are breaching any criminal laws or doing anything that requires them to a have a licence.

“However we will be keeping a close eye on what they are doing and will take robust action should this change.”

"It's not right to force it on us", say residents

PEOPLE living in St Annes Road were last night coming to terms with the fact that they now live next to a busy swingers’ club.

Everyone the Daily Echo spoke to described their horror – and bemusement – that their quiet city suburb was now a destination for those seeking kinky thrills.

They also expressed anger at the brazenness of opening before any licensing or planning permission had been granted.

Many of the neighbours are pensioners and said they felt intimidated by the late night comings
and goings.

One 79-year-old woman, who has lived in her home for 43 years, said dozens of cars were parked up and down the street on Saturday evening after the club’s car park was full, while taxis came and went with clients.

She said: “It has made me nervous. I can’t sleep properly because there is all this noise at night. There was music and loud voices. How long will this go on?”

The neighbourhood is also home to young families. One mum told the Daily Echo
how she visited the club website and became alarmed at the packed programme of events.

She said: “It is horrible. There are things on in the daytime when people are going past with  their children.

“I don’t want to tell people how to live their lives, but it not right to force it on us like this.”

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10:32am Mon 1 Oct 12

Georgem says...

It is horrible. There are things on in the daytime when people are going past with their children.


Ah, the old "The children!" routine. What relevance does this have? None whatsoever. Kids "going past" it? So what? It's not like they're aware of it. Well, not until people start kicking up this amount of fuss, anyway.
[quote]It is horrible. There are things on in the daytime when people are going past with their children.[/quote] Ah, the old "The children!" routine. What relevance does this have? None whatsoever. Kids "going past" it? So what? It's not like they're aware of it. Well, not until people start kicking up this amount of fuss, anyway. Georgem
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10:57am Mon 1 Oct 12

ohec says...

I don't understand why he doesn't find a venue that is not going to cause him or anybody else grief it must be costing him a fortune and the first thing he does is get the councils back up which means it will only be a matter of time before he is closed down, i am all in favour of clubs where like minded people can go and enjoy themselves whether it be a sex club or a golf club each to their own. But he must respect planning and licensing laws the same as anybody else, also he must realise that his sort of club is somewhat controversial and indeed objectionable to many people, i think he needs to step back and think and maybe grow up a little and then he might get the club he wants without throwing money down the drain and upsetting a lot of people including his patrons.
I don't understand why he doesn't find a venue that is not going to cause him or anybody else grief it must be costing him a fortune and the first thing he does is get the councils back up which means it will only be a matter of time before he is closed down, i am all in favour of clubs where like minded people can go and enjoy themselves whether it be a sex club or a golf club each to their own. But he must respect planning and licensing laws the same as anybody else, also he must realise that his sort of club is somewhat controversial and indeed objectionable to many people, i think he needs to step back and think and maybe grow up a little and then he might get the club he wants without throwing money down the drain and upsetting a lot of people including his patrons. ohec
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10:57am Mon 1 Oct 12

Nicole23 says...

I think its great, everyone who complains should ask themselves "How did I come into the world? ". Its only natural to have sex.
I think its great, everyone who complains should ask themselves "How did I come into the world? ". Its only natural to have sex. Nicole23
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11:23am Mon 1 Oct 12

Mr. Miyagi says...

"Everyone the Daily Echo spoke to described their horror – and bemusement – that their quiet city suburb was now a destination for those seeking kinky thrills."

I imagine there are many streets in Southampton where kinky thrills goes on, just that anybody walking past would never know. What people do behind closed doors and with curtains closed is nobody else business. As long as they don't start doing it in the street or leaving the windows open so people can hear, who are they bothering. The issue I can see that needs addressing is the parking situation.
"Everyone the Daily Echo spoke to described their horror – and bemusement – that their quiet city suburb was now a destination for those seeking kinky thrills." I imagine there are many streets in Southampton where kinky thrills goes on, just that anybody walking past would never know. What people do behind closed doors and with curtains closed is nobody else business. As long as they don't start doing it in the street or leaving the windows open so people can hear, who are they bothering. The issue I can see that needs addressing is the parking situation. Mr. Miyagi
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11:27am Mon 1 Oct 12

elvisimo says...

each to their own but he will be "screwed" by the planners. He needs hotel use - easy enough and sui generis use for the club. - He will not get that and he will not get the licence he requires.

Not the sharpest tool in the box - he could have lined this up beforehand and the council would not have been able to do anything.
each to their own but he will be "screwed" by the planners. He needs hotel use - easy enough and sui generis use for the club. - He will not get that and he will not get the licence he requires. Not the sharpest tool in the box - he could have lined this up beforehand and the council would not have been able to do anything. elvisimo
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11:29am Mon 1 Oct 12

Mr. Miyagi says...

I can only guess that this fellas' previous club in Calmore was operational for quite some time without any problem, until the council found out about it, probably from the local residents with nothing better to complain about. Some people need to be a bit more open-minded about other peoples' interests and activities. This is a growing interest by all accounts. I wouldn't be surprised if the ones who complain actually have friends or family they may frequent a club like this, just they would never broadcast the fact!
I can only guess that this fellas' previous club in Calmore was operational for quite some time without any problem, until the council found out about it, probably from the local residents with nothing better to complain about. Some people need to be a bit more open-minded about other peoples' interests and activities. This is a growing interest by all accounts. I wouldn't be surprised if the ones who complain actually have friends or family they may frequent a club like this, just they would never broadcast the fact! Mr. Miyagi
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11:37am Mon 1 Oct 12

ToastyTea says...

The locals need to get over themselves, I'm sure there is more trouble caused from the many vile people that live in Woolston (walking home from the pub etc at the weekend).
The locals need to get over themselves, I'm sure there is more trouble caused from the many vile people that live in Woolston (walking home from the pub etc at the weekend). ToastyTea
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11:45am Mon 1 Oct 12

Here, There says...

Mostly young men and scantily clad older women ?? Is this simply a relaunch of Turpins ?
Mostly young men and scantily clad older women ?? Is this simply a relaunch of Turpins ? Here, There
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11:56am Mon 1 Oct 12

sarfhamton says...

Great stuff, a bit of entertainment in the city again!
Great stuff, a bit of entertainment in the city again! sarfhamton
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12:20pm Mon 1 Oct 12

skin2000 says...

Do they have a Happy Hour?
Do they have a Happy Hour? skin2000
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12:21pm Mon 1 Oct 12

Inform Al says...

Oh dear, not only do most of Southampton's bigots, inbreds etc post on this site, but now apparently most of the city's perverts. Oh well whatever tuirns you on, but personally the thought of this activity going on near families with kids, and the sort of near humans using the facilities, does fill me with apprehension.
Oh dear, not only do most of Southampton's bigots, inbreds etc post on this site, but now apparently most of the city's perverts. Oh well whatever tuirns you on, but personally the thought of this activity going on near families with kids, and the sort of near humans using the facilities, does fill me with apprehension. Inform Al
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12:26pm Mon 1 Oct 12

wizard says...

ToastyTea wrote:
The locals need to get over themselves, I'm sure there is more trouble caused from the many vile people that live in Woolston (walking home from the pub etc at the weekend).
So woolston is full of "vile" people is it?
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: The locals need to get over themselves, I'm sure there is more trouble caused from the many vile people that live in Woolston (walking home from the pub etc at the weekend).[/p][/quote]So woolston is full of "vile" people is it? wizard
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12:33pm Mon 1 Oct 12

Pikston says...

I live quite close to it, so have a few opinions and thoughts. Although they are contrasting views. Firstly, do I want it there? No. Do I think it will directly affect me or my neighbours day to day life? No.

The building is in view from my house, and I have to say I saw nothing on Friday or Saturday night which bothered me, there wasn't loud noises, large groups of people or anything that would distinguish it as a house of ill repute (or even a business). To anyone walking past the building, they would not know anything about it. (In a strange/morbid way it was a bit of anti climax)

What does concern me, is my house price (I've noticed the house directly behind it on Temple Road has a sold sign up...I wonder how they feel!!) If people keep reporting every 'disturbance' to the police, the crime rate for St Annes Road will go through the roof, not helpful for prospective sellers. Plus if it doesn't reduce the value, it might make it less saleable.

I do think the area which is mainly elderly residents probably isn't right for something like that.

I think the chap is a chancer, and is probably only planning on trading until his permission gets rejected. Although I bet he find a way to prolong the application for as long as possible (missing bits of info etc)

Ultimately I am indifferent to it, and I think day to day it will have less of an affect than the Bowls club, the Jewsons and Scout Hut on St Annes Road, but at night we are away from most pubs and rarely have any night time disturbances, so I am worried that this may change...especially after a nice bit of front page advertising.

If anyone wants it shut down immediately I wonder how they'd cope with a fire safety inspection??
I live quite close to it, so have a few opinions and thoughts. Although they are contrasting views. Firstly, do I want it there? No. Do I think it will directly affect me or my neighbours day to day life? No. The building is in view from my house, and I have to say I saw nothing on Friday or Saturday night which bothered me, there wasn't loud noises, large groups of people or anything that would distinguish it as a house of ill repute (or even a business). To anyone walking past the building, they would not know anything about it. (In a strange/morbid way it was a bit of anti climax) What does concern me, is my house price (I've noticed the house directly behind it on Temple Road has a sold sign up...I wonder how they feel!!) If people keep reporting every 'disturbance' to the police, the crime rate for St Annes Road will go through the roof, not helpful for prospective sellers. Plus if it doesn't reduce the value, it might make it less saleable. I do think the area which is mainly elderly residents probably isn't right for something like that. I think the chap is a chancer, and is probably only planning on trading until his permission gets rejected. Although I bet he find a way to prolong the application for as long as possible (missing bits of info etc) Ultimately I am indifferent to it, and I think day to day it will have less of an affect than the Bowls club, the Jewsons and Scout Hut on St Annes Road, but at night we are away from most pubs and rarely have any night time disturbances, so I am worried that this may change...especially after a nice bit of front page advertising. If anyone wants it shut down immediately I wonder how they'd cope with a fire safety inspection?? Pikston
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12:49pm Mon 1 Oct 12

Taskforce 141 says...

Inform Al wrote:
Oh dear, not only do most of Southampton's bigots, inbreds etc post on this site, but now apparently most of the city's perverts. Oh well whatever tuirns you on, but personally the thought of this activity going on near families with kids, and the sort of near humans using the facilities, does fill me with apprehension.
And how did you come to be in this world?

I'll explain your mummy and daddy went at it, perhaps in the thrill of moment and the passion flowing, perhaps some light spanking was involved, or they just laid there grinding with their eyes closed hoping for the horrifying moment to end - I don't know, but i can say with certainty - they did not play scrabble and penetration was involved!

Now you have got over yourself, please try and understand that this is an adult club for adults, who are like minded, engaging in acts they find enjoyable without disturbing the rest of us.

Its behind closed doors, and had the Echo not decided to be busy bodies and stir the pot who exactly would of known it was a slice of kinky heaven?
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: Oh dear, not only do most of Southampton's bigots, inbreds etc post on this site, but now apparently most of the city's perverts. Oh well whatever tuirns you on, but personally the thought of this activity going on near families with kids, and the sort of near humans using the facilities, does fill me with apprehension.[/p][/quote]And how did you come to be in this world? I'll explain your mummy and daddy went at it, perhaps in the thrill of moment and the passion flowing, perhaps some light spanking was involved, or they just laid there grinding with their eyes closed hoping for the horrifying moment to end - I don't know, but i can say with certainty - they did not play scrabble and penetration was involved! Now you have got over yourself, please try and understand that this is an adult club for adults, who are like minded, engaging in acts they find enjoyable without disturbing the rest of us. Its behind closed doors, and had the Echo not decided to be busy bodies and stir the pot who exactly would of known it was a slice of kinky heaven? Taskforce 141
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12:57pm Mon 1 Oct 12

skin2000 says...

Inform Al wrote:
Oh dear, not only do most of Southampton's bigots, inbreds etc post on this site, but now apparently most of the city's perverts. Oh well whatever tuirns you on, but personally the thought of this activity going on near families with kids, and the sort of near humans using the facilities, does fill me with apprehension.
Bit harsh on the posters?
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: Oh dear, not only do most of Southampton's bigots, inbreds etc post on this site, but now apparently most of the city's perverts. Oh well whatever tuirns you on, but personally the thought of this activity going on near families with kids, and the sort of near humans using the facilities, does fill me with apprehension.[/p][/quote]Bit harsh on the posters? skin2000
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12:58pm Mon 1 Oct 12

skin2000 says...

Inform Al wrote:
Oh dear, not only do most of Southampton's bigots, inbreds etc post on this site, but now apparently most of the city's perverts. Oh well whatever tuirns you on, but personally the thought of this activity going on near families with kids, and the sort of near humans using the facilities, does fill me with apprehension.
Bit harsh on the posters?
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: Oh dear, not only do most of Southampton's bigots, inbreds etc post on this site, but now apparently most of the city's perverts. Oh well whatever tuirns you on, but personally the thought of this activity going on near families with kids, and the sort of near humans using the facilities, does fill me with apprehension.[/p][/quote]Bit harsh on the posters? skin2000
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1:13pm Mon 1 Oct 12

userds5050 says...

Mr. Miyagi wrote:
I can only guess that this fellas' previous club in Calmore was operational for quite some time without any problem, until the council found out about it, probably from the local residents with nothing better to complain about. Some people need to be a bit more open-minded about other peoples' interests and activities. This is a growing interest by all accounts. I wouldn't be surprised if the ones who complain actually have friends or family they may frequent a club like this, just they would never broadcast the fact!
I don't think that's the problem to be honest. It's all the extra traffic, cars parked in the street. He's doesn't have a license to run a business out of this property. It's got nothing to do with sex ect... Just something to throw at the prudes when they rightly complain about the disruption this business causes in their residential street.
[quote][p][bold]Mr. Miyagi[/bold] wrote: I can only guess that this fellas' previous club in Calmore was operational for quite some time without any problem, until the council found out about it, probably from the local residents with nothing better to complain about. Some people need to be a bit more open-minded about other peoples' interests and activities. This is a growing interest by all accounts. I wouldn't be surprised if the ones who complain actually have friends or family they may frequent a club like this, just they would never broadcast the fact![/p][/quote]I don't think that's the problem to be honest. It's all the extra traffic, cars parked in the street. He's doesn't have a license to run a business out of this property. It's got nothing to do with sex ect... Just something to throw at the prudes when they rightly complain about the disruption this business causes in their residential street. userds5050
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1:14pm Mon 1 Oct 12

menotyou says...

i was under the imperession that this was a brothel? calling it a sex hotel or club does not take away from the fact that the girls who work there are paid to have sex with the guests ergo that makes it a brothel dosent it?
i was under the imperession that this was a brothel? calling it a sex hotel or club does not take away from the fact that the girls who work there are paid to have sex with the guests ergo that makes it a brothel dosent it? menotyou
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1:16pm Mon 1 Oct 12

Georgem says...

menotyou wrote:
i was under the imperession that this was a brothel? calling it a sex hotel or club does not take away from the fact that the girls who work there are paid to have sex with the guests ergo that makes it a brothel dosent it?
Who's getting paid to have sex with anyone? It's a meeting place for swingers.
[quote][p][bold]menotyou[/bold] wrote: i was under the imperession that this was a brothel? calling it a sex hotel or club does not take away from the fact that the girls who work there are paid to have sex with the guests ergo that makes it a brothel dosent it?[/p][/quote]Who's getting paid to have sex with anyone? It's a meeting place for swingers. Georgem
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1:20pm Mon 1 Oct 12

Taskforce 141 says...

menotyou wrote:
i was under the imperession that this was a brothel? calling it a sex hotel or club does not take away from the fact that the girls who work there are paid to have sex with the guests ergo that makes it a brothel dosent it?
No one gets paid for sex, no one works there, it is a meeting place for like minded individuals - what happens after meeting is down to the individuals concerned.
[quote][p][bold]menotyou[/bold] wrote: i was under the imperession that this was a brothel? calling it a sex hotel or club does not take away from the fact that the girls who work there are paid to have sex with the guests ergo that makes it a brothel dosent it?[/p][/quote]No one gets paid for sex, no one works there, it is a meeting place for like minded individuals - what happens after meeting is down to the individuals concerned. Taskforce 141
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1:28pm Mon 1 Oct 12

wizard says...

ToastyTea wrote:
wizard wrote:
ToastyTea wrote: The locals need to get over themselves, I'm sure there is more trouble caused from the many vile people that live in Woolston (walking home from the pub etc at the weekend).
So woolston is full of "vile" people is it?
that's basically what I said wasn't it, problem ?
Yeah big problem!! you vile little man
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: The locals need to get over themselves, I'm sure there is more trouble caused from the many vile people that live in Woolston (walking home from the pub etc at the weekend).[/p][/quote]So woolston is full of "vile" people is it?[/p][/quote]that's basically what I said wasn't it, problem ?[/p][/quote]Yeah big problem!! you vile little man wizard
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1:31pm Mon 1 Oct 12

SotonLad says...

The previous venue in Calmore closed thanks to the immense coverage by the Echo - so well done Echo, looks like the unhappy residents in Woolston have you to blame.

And to top it off you are now providing more coverage and free advertising for the new venue!

WELL DONE DAILY ECHO!
The previous venue in Calmore closed thanks to the immense coverage by the Echo - so well done Echo, looks like the unhappy residents in Woolston have you to blame. And to top it off you are now providing more coverage and free advertising for the new venue! WELL DONE DAILY ECHO! SotonLad
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1:38pm Mon 1 Oct 12

st1halo says...

userds5050 wrote:
Mr. Miyagi wrote:
I can only guess that this fellas' previous club in Calmore was operational for quite some time without any problem, until the council found out about it, probably from the local residents with nothing better to complain about. Some people need to be a bit more open-minded about other peoples' interests and activities. This is a growing interest by all accounts. I wouldn't be surprised if the ones who complain actually have friends or family they may frequent a club like this, just they would never broadcast the fact!
I don't think that's the problem to be honest. It's all the extra traffic, cars parked in the street. He's doesn't have a license to run a business out of this property. It's got nothing to do with sex ect... Just something to throw at the prudes when they rightly complain about the disruption this business causes in their residential street.
Isnt this the same street where Jewsons is ?? I dont see how this could make it worse.
What adults do behind closed doors is their own business as long as consentual and doesnt bother me at all, although I agree he should get the necessary licences as the law is the law
(Sex licence? What is that? Do we all have to get one now?)
What does concern me is Cllr. Payne's Nazi-like language. The owners have declared war on SCC? We will fight tooth and nail to get it closed down??.... Reminds me of the taxi driver stickers affair and We will hunt them down!!
Too much power to the head if you ask me.
[quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr. Miyagi[/bold] wrote: I can only guess that this fellas' previous club in Calmore was operational for quite some time without any problem, until the council found out about it, probably from the local residents with nothing better to complain about. Some people need to be a bit more open-minded about other peoples' interests and activities. This is a growing interest by all accounts. I wouldn't be surprised if the ones who complain actually have friends or family they may frequent a club like this, just they would never broadcast the fact![/p][/quote]I don't think that's the problem to be honest. It's all the extra traffic, cars parked in the street. He's doesn't have a license to run a business out of this property. It's got nothing to do with sex ect... Just something to throw at the prudes when they rightly complain about the disruption this business causes in their residential street.[/p][/quote]Isnt this the same street where Jewsons is ?? I dont see how this could make it worse. What adults do behind closed doors is their own business as long as consentual and doesnt bother me at all, although I agree he should get the necessary licences as the law is the law (Sex licence? What is that? Do we all have to get one now?) What does concern me is Cllr. Payne's Nazi-like language. The owners have declared war on SCC? We will fight tooth and nail to get it closed down??.... Reminds me of the taxi driver stickers affair and We will hunt them down!! Too much power to the head if you ask me. st1halo
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1:40pm Mon 1 Oct 12

Sooz1988 says...

Sorry but i think hotel is a code word! i attended a few parties at the old house and i was aware that escorts rented out rooms. I don't live far from the new place and i really think the council need to get him out!! the old place was out of the way no one had a problem with it.. but this place is in a neighborhood near schools etc!
Sorry but i think hotel is a code word! i attended a few parties at the old house and i was aware that escorts rented out rooms. I don't live far from the new place and i really think the council need to get him out!! the old place was out of the way no one had a problem with it.. but this place is in a neighborhood near schools etc! Sooz1988
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1:42pm Mon 1 Oct 12

CyberWarrior says...

In an age where alcohol and drug fuelled violence are common place, why the fuss about where a few swingers park, whilst having a good (consensual) time?? I think its morally outrageous that in some areas (parts of Woolston included) you daren't even go into the shop for fear of running the gauntlet through a gang of p***ed up abusive chavs. The same goes for all decent folk who live on estates or in tower blocks and have to put up with the fall-out from various scum and their illegal activities. Try getting the council (or the Police) to act swiftly to to an end to that misery and you're on a hiding to nothing. The council should be waging war on the type of people and associated activities that bring misery to thousands of us, not a bunch of consenting adults having sex with each other in private. (Shock horror! people having sex!). The council should grow up and gets it's priorities right!
In an age where alcohol and drug fuelled violence are common place, why the fuss about where a few swingers park, whilst having a good (consensual) time?? I think its morally outrageous that in some areas (parts of Woolston included) you daren't even go into the shop for fear of running the gauntlet through a gang of p***ed up abusive chavs. The same goes for all decent folk who live on estates or in tower blocks and have to put up with the fall-out from various scum and their illegal activities. Try getting the council (or the Police) to act swiftly to to an end to that misery and you're on a hiding to nothing. The council should be waging war on the type of people and associated activities that bring misery to thousands of us, not a bunch of consenting adults having sex with each other in private. (Shock horror! people having sex!). The council should grow up and gets it's priorities right! CyberWarrior
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1:52pm Mon 1 Oct 12

menotyou says...

Georgem wrote:
menotyou wrote:
i was under the imperession that this was a brothel? calling it a sex hotel or club does not take away from the fact that the girls who work there are paid to have sex with the guests ergo that makes it a brothel dosent it?
Who's getting paid to have sex with anyone? It's a meeting place for swingers.
not sure if naming names would get me into trouble but i know for a fact that girls are paid to have sex at this establishment as i am unfortunate enough to have met one of them - this particular girl told my brother she was working in a "club" as an "events organiser" when they were together only for us to find out she was taking part in these "events"... she is on a rather good wage aswell........
[quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]menotyou[/bold] wrote: i was under the imperession that this was a brothel? calling it a sex hotel or club does not take away from the fact that the girls who work there are paid to have sex with the guests ergo that makes it a brothel dosent it?[/p][/quote]Who's getting paid to have sex with anyone? It's a meeting place for swingers.[/p][/quote]not sure if naming names would get me into trouble but i know for a fact that girls are paid to have sex at this establishment as i am unfortunate enough to have met one of them - this particular girl told my brother she was working in a "club" as an "events organiser" when they were together only for us to find out she was taking part in these "events"... she is on a rather good wage aswell........ menotyou
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1:53pm Mon 1 Oct 12

Dasal says...

wizard wrote:
ToastyTea wrote:
wizard wrote:
ToastyTea wrote: The locals need to get over themselves, I'm sure there is more trouble caused from the many vile people that live in Woolston (walking home from the pub etc at the weekend).
So woolston is full of "vile" people is it?
that's basically what I said wasn't it, problem ?
Yeah big problem!! you vile little man
I wasn't aware you lived in Woolston, "Toasty" !!!
[quote][p][bold]wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: The locals need to get over themselves, I'm sure there is more trouble caused from the many vile people that live in Woolston (walking home from the pub etc at the weekend).[/p][/quote]So woolston is full of "vile" people is it?[/p][/quote]that's basically what I said wasn't it, problem ?[/p][/quote]Yeah big problem!! you vile little man[/p][/quote]I wasn't aware you lived in Woolston, "Toasty" !!! Dasal
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2:06pm Mon 1 Oct 12

Graeme Harrison says...

Georgem wrote:
It is horrible. There are things on in the daytime when people are going past with their children.


Ah, the old "The children!" routine. What relevance does this have? None whatsoever. Kids "going past" it? So what? It's not like they're aware of it. Well, not until people start kicking up this amount of fuss, anyway.
I think I've identified the resident in question:

http://simpsons.wiki
a.com/wiki/Helen_Lov
ejoy
[quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: [quote]It is horrible. There are things on in the daytime when people are going past with their children.[/quote] Ah, the old "The children!" routine. What relevance does this have? None whatsoever. Kids "going past" it? So what? It's not like they're aware of it. Well, not until people start kicking up this amount of fuss, anyway.[/p][/quote]I think I've identified the resident in question: http://simpsons.wiki a.com/wiki/Helen_Lov ejoy Graeme Harrison
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2:13pm Mon 1 Oct 12

Stephen J says...

Who knew that Southampton City Council required all premises in which people have consensual, free-of-charge sex with one another to have a "sex licence"? The council should enforce this requirement immediately. The fines generated from non-compliance would solve all the City's financial problems in one go.

The councillor claims he will "fight tooth and nail" to get the place closed down. With a comment like that he needs to be careful he hasn't already left the council wide open to appeal if the pending planning application is refused.

Still, if Mr Millar is either chucked out of or decides to pack up in St Anne's Road, maybe he could ask to hold his "theme evenings" in the local church hall. I mean, it's not yoga, is it?
Who knew that Southampton City Council required all premises in which people have consensual, free-of-charge sex with one another to have a "sex licence"? The council should enforce this requirement immediately. The fines generated from non-compliance would solve all the City's financial problems in one go. The councillor claims he will "fight tooth and nail" to get the place closed down. With a comment like that he needs to be careful he hasn't already left the council wide open to appeal if the pending planning application is refused. Still, if Mr Millar is either chucked out of or decides to pack up in St Anne's Road, maybe he could ask to hold his "theme evenings" in the local church hall. I mean, it's not yoga, is it? Stephen J
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2:20pm Mon 1 Oct 12

Georgem says...

menotyou wrote:
Georgem wrote:
menotyou wrote:
i was under the imperession that this was a brothel? calling it a sex hotel or club does not take away from the fact that the girls who work there are paid to have sex with the guests ergo that makes it a brothel dosent it?
Who's getting paid to have sex with anyone? It's a meeting place for swingers.
not sure if naming names would get me into trouble but i know for a fact that girls are paid to have sex at this establishment as i am unfortunate enough to have met one of them - this particular girl told my brother she was working in a "club" as an "events organiser" when they were together only for us to find out she was taking part in these "events"... she is on a rather good wage aswell........
It's not going to be classified as a brothel on hearsay, though.
[quote][p][bold]menotyou[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]menotyou[/bold] wrote: i was under the imperession that this was a brothel? calling it a sex hotel or club does not take away from the fact that the girls who work there are paid to have sex with the guests ergo that makes it a brothel dosent it?[/p][/quote]Who's getting paid to have sex with anyone? It's a meeting place for swingers.[/p][/quote]not sure if naming names would get me into trouble but i know for a fact that girls are paid to have sex at this establishment as i am unfortunate enough to have met one of them - this particular girl told my brother she was working in a "club" as an "events organiser" when they were together only for us to find out she was taking part in these "events"... she is on a rather good wage aswell........[/p][/quote]It's not going to be classified as a brothel on hearsay, though. Georgem
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2:33pm Mon 1 Oct 12

Stephen J says...

All those cars in St Anne's Road on Saturday night. Could the journos and councillors who turned up to watch not have car shared so as not to cause all this nuisance?
All those cars in St Anne's Road on Saturday night. Could the journos and councillors who turned up to watch not have car shared so as not to cause all this nuisance? Stephen J
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2:37pm Mon 1 Oct 12

Chas O'Bursledon says...

I find myself reading some well considered posts and some really daft ones. Some are bigoted and some are rational. I have a simple way of considering this. Would I want it next door to me? Simple answer is no I would not. Eventually these establishments become a source of trouble. As times are hard it will inevitably attract criminal activities and euphemisms to conceal prostitution no matter how the owner tries to dress it up. His business will be hijacked based on the assumption he is a decent chap. I am no prude. Amsterdam's and Hamburg's red light districts do not bother me. They are properly policed, licensed etc etc. This establishment meets none of the criteria set by the planning regulations we have allowed our elected representatives to put in place on our behalf. I personally hope that this business is closed down and that its owner loses a great deal of money. It is a lesson he needs to learn. Be you ever so high (even in your own opinion) the law is above you!
I find myself reading some well considered posts and some really daft ones. Some are bigoted and some are rational. I have a simple way of considering this. Would I want it next door to me? Simple answer is no I would not. Eventually these establishments become a source of trouble. As times are hard it will inevitably attract criminal activities and euphemisms to conceal prostitution no matter how the owner tries to dress it up. His business will be hijacked based on the assumption he is a decent chap. I am no prude. Amsterdam's and Hamburg's red light districts do not bother me. They are properly policed, licensed etc etc. This establishment meets none of the criteria set by the planning regulations we have allowed our elected representatives to put in place on our behalf. I personally hope that this business is closed down and that its owner loses a great deal of money. It is a lesson he needs to learn. Be you ever so high (even in your own opinion) the law is above you! Chas O'Bursledon
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2:50pm Mon 1 Oct 12

George4th says...

These kind of establishments are mostly used by people who have an inability to form committed and/or loving relationships.
These kind of establishments are mostly used by people who have an inability to form committed and/or loving relationships. George4th
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2:58pm Mon 1 Oct 12

Inform Al says...

Taskforce 141 wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
Oh dear, not only do most of Southampton's bigots, inbreds etc post on this site, but now apparently most of the city's perverts. Oh well whatever tuirns you on, but personally the thought of this activity going on near families with kids, and the sort of near humans using the facilities, does fill me with apprehension.
And how did you come to be in this world?

I'll explain your mummy and daddy went at it, perhaps in the thrill of moment and the passion flowing, perhaps some light spanking was involved, or they just laid there grinding with their eyes closed hoping for the horrifying moment to end - I don't know, but i can say with certainty - they did not play scrabble and penetration was involved!

Now you have got over yourself, please try and understand that this is an adult club for adults, who are like minded, engaging in acts they find enjoyable without disturbing the rest of us.

Its behind closed doors, and had the Echo not decided to be busy bodies and stir the pot who exactly would of known it was a slice of kinky heaven?
Simple answer to your ridiculous question. Mummy and Daddy did not need to go to a seedy 'hotel' for the immaculate conception of their fortunately very modest son.
[quote][p][bold]Taskforce 141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: Oh dear, not only do most of Southampton's bigots, inbreds etc post on this site, but now apparently most of the city's perverts. Oh well whatever tuirns you on, but personally the thought of this activity going on near families with kids, and the sort of near humans using the facilities, does fill me with apprehension.[/p][/quote]And how did you come to be in this world? I'll explain your mummy and daddy went at it, perhaps in the thrill of moment and the passion flowing, perhaps some light spanking was involved, or they just laid there grinding with their eyes closed hoping for the horrifying moment to end - I don't know, but i can say with certainty - they did not play scrabble and penetration was involved! Now you have got over yourself, please try and understand that this is an adult club for adults, who are like minded, engaging in acts they find enjoyable without disturbing the rest of us. Its behind closed doors, and had the Echo not decided to be busy bodies and stir the pot who exactly would of known it was a slice of kinky heaven?[/p][/quote]Simple answer to your ridiculous question. Mummy and Daddy did not need to go to a seedy 'hotel' for the immaculate conception of their fortunately very modest son. Inform Al
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2:59pm Mon 1 Oct 12

Stephen J says...

George4th wrote:
These kind of establishments are mostly used by people who have an inability to form committed and/or loving relationships.
You sound very well informed.
[quote][p][bold]George4th[/bold] wrote: These kind of establishments are mostly used by people who have an inability to form committed and/or loving relationships.[/p][/quote]You sound very well informed. Stephen J
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3:04pm Mon 1 Oct 12

userds5050 says...

st1halo wrote:
userds5050 wrote:
Mr. Miyagi wrote:
I can only guess that this fellas' previous club in Calmore was operational for quite some time without any problem, until the council found out about it, probably from the local residents with nothing better to complain about. Some people need to be a bit more open-minded about other peoples' interests and activities. This is a growing interest by all accounts. I wouldn't be surprised if the ones who complain actually have friends or family they may frequent a club like this, just they would never broadcast the fact!
I don't think that's the problem to be honest. It's all the extra traffic, cars parked in the street. He's doesn't have a license to run a business out of this property. It's got nothing to do with sex ect... Just something to throw at the prudes when they rightly complain about the disruption this business causes in their residential street.
Isnt this the same street where Jewsons is ?? I dont see how this could make it worse.
What adults do behind closed doors is their own business as long as consentual and doesnt bother me at all, although I agree he should get the necessary licences as the law is the law
(Sex licence? What is that? Do we all have to get one now?)
What does concern me is Cllr. Payne's Nazi-like language. The owners have declared war on SCC? We will fight tooth and nail to get it closed down??.... Reminds me of the taxi driver stickers affair and We will hunt them down!!
Too much power to the head if you ask me.
Yeah, I was a bit surprised by his language. Thought it might just be the Echo taking artistic license with what he said. Someone else posted earlier that there wasn't that much noise, traffic either. So who knows?
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr. Miyagi[/bold] wrote: I can only guess that this fellas' previous club in Calmore was operational for quite some time without any problem, until the council found out about it, probably from the local residents with nothing better to complain about. Some people need to be a bit more open-minded about other peoples' interests and activities. This is a growing interest by all accounts. I wouldn't be surprised if the ones who complain actually have friends or family they may frequent a club like this, just they would never broadcast the fact![/p][/quote]I don't think that's the problem to be honest. It's all the extra traffic, cars parked in the street. He's doesn't have a license to run a business out of this property. It's got nothing to do with sex ect... Just something to throw at the prudes when they rightly complain about the disruption this business causes in their residential street.[/p][/quote]Isnt this the same street where Jewsons is ?? I dont see how this could make it worse. What adults do behind closed doors is their own business as long as consentual and doesnt bother me at all, although I agree he should get the necessary licences as the law is the law (Sex licence? What is that? Do we all have to get one now?) What does concern me is Cllr. Payne's Nazi-like language. The owners have declared war on SCC? We will fight tooth and nail to get it closed down??.... Reminds me of the taxi driver stickers affair and We will hunt them down!! Too much power to the head if you ask me.[/p][/quote]Yeah, I was a bit surprised by his language. Thought it might just be the Echo taking artistic license with what he said. Someone else posted earlier that there wasn't that much noise, traffic either. So who knows? userds5050
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3:11pm Mon 1 Oct 12

saint robbie says...

Georgem wrote:
menotyou wrote:
Georgem wrote:
menotyou wrote: i was under the imperession that this was a brothel? calling it a sex hotel or club does not take away from the fact that the girls who work there are paid to have sex with the guests ergo that makes it a brothel dosent it?
Who's getting paid to have sex with anyone? It's a meeting place for swingers.
not sure if naming names would get me into trouble but i know for a fact that girls are paid to have sex at this establishment as i am unfortunate enough to have met one of them - this particular girl told my brother she was working in a "club" as an "events organiser" when they were together only for us to find out she was taking part in these "events"... she is on a rather good wage aswell........
It's not going to be classified as a brothel on hearsay, though.
There used to be a burger van opposite the old site which me and my work mate used for lunch on a daily basis (the burger van) from here you would frequently see men of all ages driving in during the day time and occasionally the girls would come out for there lunch. Strong rumour in the local area is that it was operated as a brothel during the day time.
[quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]menotyou[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]menotyou[/bold] wrote: i was under the imperession that this was a brothel? calling it a sex hotel or club does not take away from the fact that the girls who work there are paid to have sex with the guests ergo that makes it a brothel dosent it?[/p][/quote]Who's getting paid to have sex with anyone? It's a meeting place for swingers.[/p][/quote]not sure if naming names would get me into trouble but i know for a fact that girls are paid to have sex at this establishment as i am unfortunate enough to have met one of them - this particular girl told my brother she was working in a "club" as an "events organiser" when they were together only for us to find out she was taking part in these "events"... she is on a rather good wage aswell........[/p][/quote]It's not going to be classified as a brothel on hearsay, though.[/p][/quote]There used to be a burger van opposite the old site which me and my work mate used for lunch on a daily basis (the burger van) from here you would frequently see men of all ages driving in during the day time and occasionally the girls would come out for there lunch. Strong rumour in the local area is that it was operated as a brothel during the day time. saint robbie
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3:32pm Mon 1 Oct 12

lesleya12 says...

I have met the owner of the club and two others that work there. They are not out to do any harm to anyone there just trying to earn a living and provide somewhere for single people to go and enjoy themselves and have a laugh. Im all for it and think that everyone who lives there should just give it a chance. I know that everything that is done there is done in private and behind closed doors and none of it is aimed at upsetting or disturbing the neighbours.
I have met the owner of the club and two others that work there. They are not out to do any harm to anyone there just trying to earn a living and provide somewhere for single people to go and enjoy themselves and have a laugh. Im all for it and think that everyone who lives there should just give it a chance. I know that everything that is done there is done in private and behind closed doors and none of it is aimed at upsetting or disturbing the neighbours. lesleya12
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3:41pm Mon 1 Oct 12

ToastyTea says...

Dasal wrote:
wizard wrote:
ToastyTea wrote:
wizard wrote:
ToastyTea wrote: The locals need to get over themselves, I'm sure there is more trouble caused from the many vile people that live in Woolston (walking home from the pub etc at the weekend).
So woolston is full of "vile" people is it?
that's basically what I said wasn't it, problem ?
Yeah big problem!! you vile little man
I wasn't aware you lived in Woolston, "Toasty" !!!
Why on earth would I want to live in Woolston, vile place.
[quote][p][bold]Dasal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: The locals need to get over themselves, I'm sure there is more trouble caused from the many vile people that live in Woolston (walking home from the pub etc at the weekend).[/p][/quote]So woolston is full of "vile" people is it?[/p][/quote]that's basically what I said wasn't it, problem ?[/p][/quote]Yeah big problem!! you vile little man[/p][/quote]I wasn't aware you lived in Woolston, "Toasty" !!![/p][/quote]Why on earth would I want to live in Woolston, vile place. ToastyTea
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3:43pm Mon 1 Oct 12

S!monOn says...

saint robbie wrote:
Georgem wrote:
menotyou wrote:
Georgem wrote:
menotyou wrote: i was under the imperession that this was a brothel? calling it a sex hotel or club does not take away from the fact that the girls who work there are paid to have sex with the guests ergo that makes it a brothel dosent it?
Who's getting paid to have sex with anyone? It's a meeting place for swingers.
not sure if naming names would get me into trouble but i know for a fact that girls are paid to have sex at this establishment as i am unfortunate enough to have met one of them - this particular girl told my brother she was working in a "club" as an "events organiser" when they were together only for us to find out she was taking part in these "events"... she is on a rather good wage aswell........
It's not going to be classified as a brothel on hearsay, though.
There used to be a burger van opposite the old site which me and my work mate used for lunch on a daily basis (the burger van) from here you would frequently see men of all ages driving in during the day time and occasionally the girls would come out for there lunch. Strong rumour in the local area is that it was operated as a brothel during the day time.
Thats ok... the brothel won't be called a brothel so it's all cushty :)

As an alternative, maybe he could open a burger bar with private rooms upstairs for patrons to share their burgers with strangers?
[quote][p][bold]saint robbie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]menotyou[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]menotyou[/bold] wrote: i was under the imperession that this was a brothel? calling it a sex hotel or club does not take away from the fact that the girls who work there are paid to have sex with the guests ergo that makes it a brothel dosent it?[/p][/quote]Who's getting paid to have sex with anyone? It's a meeting place for swingers.[/p][/quote]not sure if naming names would get me into trouble but i know for a fact that girls are paid to have sex at this establishment as i am unfortunate enough to have met one of them - this particular girl told my brother she was working in a "club" as an "events organiser" when they were together only for us to find out she was taking part in these "events"... she is on a rather good wage aswell........[/p][/quote]It's not going to be classified as a brothel on hearsay, though.[/p][/quote]There used to be a burger van opposite the old site which me and my work mate used for lunch on a daily basis (the burger van) from here you would frequently see men of all ages driving in during the day time and occasionally the girls would come out for there lunch. Strong rumour in the local area is that it was operated as a brothel during the day time.[/p][/quote]Thats ok... the brothel won't be called a brothel so it's all cushty :) As an alternative, maybe he could open a burger bar with private rooms upstairs for patrons to share their burgers with strangers? S!monOn
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4:07pm Mon 1 Oct 12

grant981 says...

my god people of southapton are prude and uninformed. I used to go to JCT2 before the council took the to war. im afraid wherever the owner goes SCC will stop him!
as for the crime wave thats gojng to hit, not once in the time of jct2 did i witness any crime.
And as for George4th comment "These kind of establishments are mostly used by people who have an inability to form committed and/or loving relationships."
HOW VERY DARE YOU! have you ever been to one of these places or are you the sterotypical married for years 2.4 child missionary only sexed life person that the tory govenment wish to reward. as apposed to us single people?
my god people of southapton are prude and uninformed. I used to go to JCT2 before the council took the to war. im afraid wherever the owner goes SCC will stop him! as for the crime wave thats gojng to hit, not once in the time of jct2 did i witness any crime. And as for George4th comment "These kind of establishments are mostly used by people who have an inability to form committed and/or loving relationships." HOW VERY DARE YOU! have you ever been to one of these places or are you the sterotypical married for years 2.4 child missionary only sexed life person that the tory govenment wish to reward. as apposed to us single people? grant981
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4:08pm Mon 1 Oct 12

loosehead says...

So the Echo doesn't report it?
The locals see how it goes & then it either runs along quietly & happily or it doesn't get enough clients & dies.
Or the Echo can report it,The council can declare war on it & the establishment get's all the advertising it could want?
the kids who shouldn't be out late at night will now know what it's about & curiosity will be unleashed Well aren't the Echo & council clever?
So the Echo doesn't report it? The locals see how it goes & then it either runs along quietly & happily or it doesn't get enough clients & dies. Or the Echo can report it,The council can declare war on it & the establishment get's all the advertising it could want? the kids who shouldn't be out late at night will now know what it's about & curiosity will be unleashed Well aren't the Echo & council clever? loosehead
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4:10pm Mon 1 Oct 12

Stephen J says...

I wonder how many people who are repulsed by the idea of complete strangers getting naked and cavorting round a hotel room also think that the the recent Prince Harry story was not in the public interest?
I wonder how many people who are repulsed by the idea of complete strangers getting naked and cavorting round a hotel room also think that the the recent Prince Harry story was not in the public interest? Stephen J
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4:16pm Mon 1 Oct 12

SotonLad says...

loosehead wrote:
So the Echo doesn't report it?
The locals see how it goes & then it either runs along quietly & happily or it doesn't get enough clients & dies.
Or the Echo can report it,The council can declare war on it & the establishment get's all the advertising it could want?
the kids who shouldn't be out late at night will now know what it's about & curiosity will be unleashed Well aren't the Echo & council clever?
Spot on!
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: So the Echo doesn't report it? The locals see how it goes & then it either runs along quietly & happily or it doesn't get enough clients & dies. Or the Echo can report it,The council can declare war on it & the establishment get's all the advertising it could want? the kids who shouldn't be out late at night will now know what it's about & curiosity will be unleashed Well aren't the Echo & council clever?[/p][/quote]Spot on! SotonLad
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4:21pm Mon 1 Oct 12

Stephen J says...

Looking at the photo, is it just that his trousers are perhaps a bit ill-fitting? Or is there something else going on?
Looking at the photo, is it just that his trousers are perhaps a bit ill-fitting? Or is there something else going on? Stephen J
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4:28pm Mon 1 Oct 12

Scott_OOOSH says...

My favourite thing about this article is that it was written by the aptly named 'Luke Tugby'... Made me chuckle at least!
My favourite thing about this article is that it was written by the aptly named 'Luke Tugby'... Made me chuckle at least! Scott_OOOSH
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4:40pm Mon 1 Oct 12

ottred says...

Do I have a problem with a consensual sex 'club' in Woolston? No I don't. But if it was next to my house I'd burn it down.
Do I have a problem with a consensual sex 'club' in Woolston? No I don't. But if it was next to my house I'd burn it down. ottred
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4:58pm Mon 1 Oct 12

ToastyTea says...

ottred wrote:
Do I have a problem with a consensual sex 'club' in Woolston? No I don't. But if it was next to my house I'd burn it down.
*raises eyes* I'm sure you would.
[quote][p][bold]ottred[/bold] wrote: Do I have a problem with a consensual sex 'club' in Woolston? No I don't. But if it was next to my house I'd burn it down.[/p][/quote]*raises eyes* I'm sure you would. ToastyTea
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4:58pm Mon 1 Oct 12

The Grinch says...

...I sure hope Groupon have got hold of this one.

Or perhaps a new discount voucher service could come out of this - called Hardon....
...I sure hope Groupon have got hold of this one. Or perhaps a new discount voucher service could come out of this - called Hardon.... The Grinch
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5:26pm Mon 1 Oct 12

bigal007 says...

Here, There wrote:
Mostly young men and scantily clad older women ?? Is this simply a relaunch of Turpins ?
lol
[quote][p][bold]Here, There[/bold] wrote: Mostly young men and scantily clad older women ?? Is this simply a relaunch of Turpins ?[/p][/quote]lol bigal007
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5:39pm Mon 1 Oct 12

RealTalkSouthampton says...

really strange world we live in. Sex all over tv. Kids wearing makeup and short skirts to school, the glorification of Chav culture and the list goes on... Yet this didn't happen overnight.

So my point is the next time you see somebody smoking in the car with child in the back. The next time you see a pregnant woman having a small glass of wine. Let your voice be heard!

Another point where should this type of establishment go in a modern city like Southampton
really strange world we live in. Sex all over tv. Kids wearing makeup and short skirts to school, the glorification of Chav culture and the list goes on... Yet this didn't happen overnight. So my point is the next time you see somebody smoking in the car with child in the back. The next time you see a pregnant woman having a small glass of wine. Let your voice be heard! Another point where should this type of establishment go in a modern city like Southampton RealTalkSouthampton
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5:47pm Mon 1 Oct 12

Mr. Miyagi says...

CyberWarrior wrote:
In an age where alcohol and drug fuelled violence are common place, why the fuss about where a few swingers park, whilst having a good (consensual) time?? I think its morally outrageous that in some areas (parts of Woolston included) you daren't even go into the shop for fear of running the gauntlet through a gang of p***ed up abusive chavs. The same goes for all decent folk who live on estates or in tower blocks and have to put up with the fall-out from various scum and their illegal activities. Try getting the council (or the Police) to act swiftly to to an end to that misery and you're on a hiding to nothing. The council should be waging war on the type of people and associated activities that bring misery to thousands of us, not a bunch of consenting adults having sex with each other in private. (Shock horror! people having sex!). The council should grow up and gets it's priorities right!
Well said Cyber. Can you please run for councillor.
[quote][p][bold]CyberWarrior[/bold] wrote: In an age where alcohol and drug fuelled violence are common place, why the fuss about where a few swingers park, whilst having a good (consensual) time?? I think its morally outrageous that in some areas (parts of Woolston included) you daren't even go into the shop for fear of running the gauntlet through a gang of p***ed up abusive chavs. The same goes for all decent folk who live on estates or in tower blocks and have to put up with the fall-out from various scum and their illegal activities. Try getting the council (or the Police) to act swiftly to to an end to that misery and you're on a hiding to nothing. The council should be waging war on the type of people and associated activities that bring misery to thousands of us, not a bunch of consenting adults having sex with each other in private. (Shock horror! people having sex!). The council should grow up and gets it's priorities right![/p][/quote]Well said Cyber. Can you please run for councillor. Mr. Miyagi
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5:50pm Mon 1 Oct 12

Stephen J says...

RealTalkSouthampton wrote:
really strange world we live in. Sex all over tv. Kids wearing makeup and short skirts to school, the glorification of Chav culture and the list goes on... Yet this didn't happen overnight.

So my point is the next time you see somebody smoking in the car with child in the back. The next time you see a pregnant woman having a small glass of wine. Let your voice be heard!

Another point where should this type of establishment go in a modern city like Southampton
Where? I'm not sure it really matters. Customers will probably be prepared to travel some distance to it so its actual location isn't that important.
[quote][p][bold]RealTalkSouthampton[/bold] wrote: really strange world we live in. Sex all over tv. Kids wearing makeup and short skirts to school, the glorification of Chav culture and the list goes on... Yet this didn't happen overnight. So my point is the next time you see somebody smoking in the car with child in the back. The next time you see a pregnant woman having a small glass of wine. Let your voice be heard! Another point where should this type of establishment go in a modern city like Southampton[/p][/quote]Where? I'm not sure it really matters. Customers will probably be prepared to travel some distance to it so its actual location isn't that important. Stephen J
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5:54pm Mon 1 Oct 12

Stroppy_gramps says...

While I fully support the individuals freedom to live the lifestyle they want to pursue I do think the location could have been better thought out.

I know where the previous place was (not that I ever went there because.... well because this kind of thing just isn't me) The location was much more discreet and out of the way - not close to any schools as far as my battered, beer soaked memory can remember.

Tbh a better plan would have been to meet with the owner of the previous place and sort out the legal paperwork to enable him to stay there.

A bit short sighted by the council tbh.

Thing is you see, people will always be up in arms about this kind of thing because they just don't live their lives in the same way and don't want to see this kind of thing. Because we live in a democracy both parties must be allowed an equal opportunity to live their lives as they wish.

It would have been far far better for the council and this guy to sit down and come to an agreement about where to site the place. A frank, free conversation lasting an hour would have been so much better and not led to this kind of silly story
While I fully support the individuals freedom to live the lifestyle they want to pursue I do think the location could have been better thought out. I know where the previous place was (not that I ever went there because.... well because this kind of thing just isn't me) The location was much more discreet and out of the way - not close to any schools as far as my battered, beer soaked memory can remember. Tbh a better plan would have been to meet with the owner of the previous place and sort out the legal paperwork to enable him to stay there. A bit short sighted by the council tbh. Thing is you see, people will always be up in arms about this kind of thing because they just don't live their lives in the same way and don't want to see this kind of thing. Because we live in a democracy both parties must be allowed an equal opportunity to live their lives as they wish. It would have been far far better for the council and this guy to sit down and come to an agreement about where to site the place. A frank, free conversation lasting an hour would have been so much better and not led to this kind of silly story Stroppy_gramps
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5:57pm Mon 1 Oct 12

Mr. Miyagi says...

ToastyTea wrote:
ottred wrote:
Do I have a problem with a consensual sex 'club' in Woolston? No I don't. But if it was next to my house I'd burn it down.
*raises eyes* I'm sure you would.
Which will no doubt take your own house with it. Prat!
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ottred[/bold] wrote: Do I have a problem with a consensual sex 'club' in Woolston? No I don't. But if it was next to my house I'd burn it down.[/p][/quote]*raises eyes* I'm sure you would.[/p][/quote]Which will no doubt take your own house with it. Prat! Mr. Miyagi
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5:59pm Mon 1 Oct 12

peter.maidment says...

Dear Jewsons,,as this is my idea can i have ten percent of the profits,,,how about opening an anne summers section,,for the plumbers and builders of course,,,then charge fo parking of an evening,,,,quids in, parking complaints sorted
Dear Jewsons,,as this is my idea can i have ten percent of the profits,,,how about opening an anne summers section,,for the plumbers and builders of course,,,then charge fo parking of an evening,,,,quids in, parking complaints sorted peter.maidment
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6:02pm Mon 1 Oct 12

come at me bro says...

i'm guessing most people have not bothered to read the "A spokesman for Hampshire police said: “We are aware of the concerns over the opening of Club Kiss and are speaking with the council about it and monitoring the situation closely.

“At this moment in time it does not appear they are breaching any criminal laws or doing anything that requires them to a have a licence.
"

i mean if the police say they are not braking the law and dont need a licence to do what they are doing. i think the council needs to wind thier neck in and stop trying to thier name in the paper all the time.
i'm guessing most people have not bothered to read the "A spokesman for Hampshire police said: “We are aware of the concerns over the opening of Club Kiss and are speaking with the council about it and monitoring the situation closely. “At this moment in time it does not appear they are breaching any criminal laws or doing anything that requires them to a have a licence. " i mean if the police say they are not braking the law and dont need a licence to do what they are doing. i think the council needs to wind thier neck in and stop trying to thier name in the paper all the time. come at me bro
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6:19pm Mon 1 Oct 12

Stephen J says...

Stroppy_gramps wrote:
While I fully support the individuals freedom to live the lifestyle they want to pursue I do think the location could have been better thought out.

I know where the previous place was (not that I ever went there because.... well because this kind of thing just isn't me) The location was much more discreet and out of the way - not close to any schools as far as my battered, beer soaked memory can remember.

Tbh a better plan would have been to meet with the owner of the previous place and sort out the legal paperwork to enable him to stay there.

A bit short sighted by the council tbh.

Thing is you see, people will always be up in arms about this kind of thing because they just don't live their lives in the same way and don't want to see this kind of thing. Because we live in a democracy both parties must be allowed an equal opportunity to live their lives as they wish.

It would have been far far better for the council and this guy to sit down and come to an agreement about where to site the place. A frank, free conversation lasting an hour would have been so much better and not led to this kind of silly story
I completely agree, but in reality it couldn't have been done discreetly. It would have been subject to a planning application, which invites public comment. See above to get some idea of how that would have gone. No councillor in their right mind would then support the application and run the risk of being remembered at election time as the one who "let that sex place go ahead!"
[quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: While I fully support the individuals freedom to live the lifestyle they want to pursue I do think the location could have been better thought out. I know where the previous place was (not that I ever went there because.... well because this kind of thing just isn't me) The location was much more discreet and out of the way - not close to any schools as far as my battered, beer soaked memory can remember. Tbh a better plan would have been to meet with the owner of the previous place and sort out the legal paperwork to enable him to stay there. A bit short sighted by the council tbh. Thing is you see, people will always be up in arms about this kind of thing because they just don't live their lives in the same way and don't want to see this kind of thing. Because we live in a democracy both parties must be allowed an equal opportunity to live their lives as they wish. It would have been far far better for the council and this guy to sit down and come to an agreement about where to site the place. A frank, free conversation lasting an hour would have been so much better and not led to this kind of silly story[/p][/quote]I completely agree, but in reality it couldn't have been done discreetly. It would have been subject to a planning application, which invites public comment. See above to get some idea of how that would have gone. No councillor in their right mind would then support the application and run the risk of being remembered at election time as the one who "let that sex place go ahead!" Stephen J
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7:01pm Mon 1 Oct 12

TheJoiners says...

Best quote ever

"is this the relaunch of Turpins"

Good luck with your venture Mr Millar
Best quote ever "is this the relaunch of Turpins" Good luck with your venture Mr Millar TheJoiners
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7:44pm Mon 1 Oct 12

chunky_lover says...

The council should all be fired and their work outsourced to China.
The council should all be fired and their work outsourced to China. chunky_lover
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8:11pm Mon 1 Oct 12

acid drop says...

skin2000 wrote:
Do they have a Happy Hour?
Yes buy one get one free
[quote][p][bold]skin2000[/bold] wrote: Do they have a Happy Hour?[/p][/quote]Yes buy one get one free acid drop
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8:11pm Mon 1 Oct 12

Call2Arms says...

The residents may have a point. No one wants it shoved down their throat.
The residents may have a point. No one wants it shoved down their throat. Call2Arms
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9:44pm Mon 1 Oct 12

magman says...

'war' is a pretty strong word and of course one from the politician not the actual club itself.

Why does the article in the Echo and the comments from Mr Payne mention sex licenses when the police say there's no problems re licenses required?

I went to the venue on Saturday arrived pretty late and walking along the road you could not hear any noise at all. People did tell me though that there had been a lot of noise from the festival held in the city on Saturday and that was a fair way away. Yes there were a lot of cars in St Annes Rd but they certainly weren't all heading for Club Kiss considering the number of people in the club (many of which were couples), the car park was not full as stated in the article.

Simple fact is that there is nothing that would let people know what kind of establishment the venue is, it's not like FYEO, the only reason people know what it is is because of the publicity in the Echo.

Yes there were some people there in their 20s but the vast majority were in their 40s/50s. No drunkedness, no fighting unlike a lot of the pubs in the city day in day out.

Everything happens behind closed doors, no need for any parent to worry about children walking past the club during a daytime event, they simply won't ever see anything.
'war' is a pretty strong word and of course one from the politician not the actual club itself. Why does the article in the Echo and the comments from Mr Payne mention sex licenses when the police say there's no problems re licenses required? I went to the venue on Saturday arrived pretty late and walking along the road you could not hear any noise at all. People did tell me though that there had been a lot of noise from the festival held in the city on Saturday and that was a fair way away. Yes there were a lot of cars in St Annes Rd but they certainly weren't all heading for Club Kiss considering the number of people in the club (many of which were couples), the car park was not full as stated in the article. Simple fact is that there is nothing that would let people know what kind of establishment the venue is, it's not like FYEO, the only reason people know what it is is because of the publicity in the Echo. Yes there were some people there in their 20s but the vast majority were in their 40s/50s. No drunkedness, no fighting unlike a lot of the pubs in the city day in day out. Everything happens behind closed doors, no need for any parent to worry about children walking past the club during a daytime event, they simply won't ever see anything. magman
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10:19pm Mon 1 Oct 12

dolomiteman says...

Why do the Echo keep hounding this guy, there are plenty more 'clubs' around the city that the council and Echo could shout about. If it wasn't for the echo the neighbours would not know what is going on. it is not illegal and they are not breaking any laws. Maybe Luke Tugby is just upset because he is not old enough to be a member.
Why do the Echo keep hounding this guy, there are plenty more 'clubs' around the city that the council and Echo could shout about. If it wasn't for the echo the neighbours would not know what is going on. it is not illegal and they are not breaking any laws. Maybe Luke Tugby is just upset because he is not old enough to be a member. dolomiteman
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10:41pm Mon 1 Oct 12

userds5050 says...

magman wrote:
'war' is a pretty strong word and of course one from the politician not the actual club itself.

Why does the article in the Echo and the comments from Mr Payne mention sex licenses when the police say there's no problems re licenses required?

I went to the venue on Saturday arrived pretty late and walking along the road you could not hear any noise at all. People did tell me though that there had been a lot of noise from the festival held in the city on Saturday and that was a fair way away. Yes there were a lot of cars in St Annes Rd but they certainly weren't all heading for Club Kiss considering the number of people in the club (many of which were couples), the car park was not full as stated in the article.

Simple fact is that there is nothing that would let people know what kind of establishment the venue is, it's not like FYEO, the only reason people know what it is is because of the publicity in the Echo.

Yes there were some people there in their 20s but the vast majority were in their 40s/50s. No drunkedness, no fighting unlike a lot of the pubs in the city day in day out.

Everything happens behind closed doors, no need for any parent to worry about children walking past the club during a daytime event, they simply won't ever see anything.
I think the council can require a premise to have a certain license without it becoming a police matter. I think there is is a little bit of ignorance on these boards as to the amount of power the council has. They can bring a criminal prosecution against someone without the police's involvement. The police may not be aware an offence has even been committed through sheer ignorance. The new squatting laws were only brought in because most police officers didn't know it was illegal to squat in an already occupied premise. It's simply not acceptable to say "Well the police say it's ok."
[quote][p][bold]magman[/bold] wrote: 'war' is a pretty strong word and of course one from the politician not the actual club itself. Why does the article in the Echo and the comments from Mr Payne mention sex licenses when the police say there's no problems re licenses required? I went to the venue on Saturday arrived pretty late and walking along the road you could not hear any noise at all. People did tell me though that there had been a lot of noise from the festival held in the city on Saturday and that was a fair way away. Yes there were a lot of cars in St Annes Rd but they certainly weren't all heading for Club Kiss considering the number of people in the club (many of which were couples), the car park was not full as stated in the article. Simple fact is that there is nothing that would let people know what kind of establishment the venue is, it's not like FYEO, the only reason people know what it is is because of the publicity in the Echo. Yes there were some people there in their 20s but the vast majority were in their 40s/50s. No drunkedness, no fighting unlike a lot of the pubs in the city day in day out. Everything happens behind closed doors, no need for any parent to worry about children walking past the club during a daytime event, they simply won't ever see anything.[/p][/quote]I think the council can require a premise to have a certain license without it becoming a police matter. I think there is is a little bit of ignorance on these boards as to the amount of power the council has. They can bring a criminal prosecution against someone without the police's involvement. The police may not be aware an offence has even been committed through sheer ignorance. The new squatting laws were only brought in because most police officers didn't know it was illegal to squat in an already occupied premise. It's simply not acceptable to say "Well the police say it's ok." userds5050
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10:59pm Mon 1 Oct 12

sparkster says...

I have friends who work in woolston i happen to like the place always have i can get everything i need without having to traipse into southampton, there are far more vile places than woolston but thats my opinion
I have friends who work in woolston i happen to like the place always have i can get everything i need without having to traipse into southampton, there are far more vile places than woolston but thats my opinion sparkster
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11:15pm Mon 1 Oct 12

chunky_lover says...

Call2Arms wrote:
The residents may have a point. No one wants it shoved down their throat.
Does someone wanna take this and run with it?
[quote][p][bold]Call2Arms[/bold] wrote: The residents may have a point. No one wants it shoved down their throat.[/p][/quote]Does someone wanna take this and run with it? chunky_lover
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11:17pm Mon 1 Oct 12

TheJoiners says...

chunky_lover wrote:
Call2Arms wrote:
The residents may have a point. No one wants it shoved down their throat.
Does someone wanna take this and run with it?
Run or Dribble?
[quote][p][bold]chunky_lover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Call2Arms[/bold] wrote: The residents may have a point. No one wants it shoved down their throat.[/p][/quote]Does someone wanna take this and run with it?[/p][/quote]Run or Dribble? TheJoiners
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12:25am Tue 2 Oct 12

andysaints007 says...

SotonLad wrote:
The previous venue in Calmore closed thanks to the immense coverage by the Echo - so well done Echo, looks like the unhappy residents in Woolston have you to blame.

And to top it off you are now providing more coverage and free advertising for the new venue!

WELL DONE DAILY ECHO!
Complete 100% PR*CK
[quote][p][bold]SotonLad[/bold] wrote: The previous venue in Calmore closed thanks to the immense coverage by the Echo - so well done Echo, looks like the unhappy residents in Woolston have you to blame. And to top it off you are now providing more coverage and free advertising for the new venue! WELL DONE DAILY ECHO![/p][/quote]Complete 100% PR*CK andysaints007
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8:41am Tue 2 Oct 12

Taskforce 141 says...

Inform Al wrote:
Taskforce 141 wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
Oh dear, not only do most of Southampton's bigots, inbreds etc post on this site, but now apparently most of the city's perverts. Oh well whatever tuirns you on, but personally the thought of this activity going on near families with kids, and the sort of near humans using the facilities, does fill me with apprehension.
And how did you come to be in this world?

I'll explain your mummy and daddy went at it, perhaps in the thrill of moment and the passion flowing, perhaps some light spanking was involved, or they just laid there grinding with their eyes closed hoping for the horrifying moment to end - I don't know, but i can say with certainty - they did not play scrabble and penetration was involved!

Now you have got over yourself, please try and understand that this is an adult club for adults, who are like minded, engaging in acts they find enjoyable without disturbing the rest of us.

Its behind closed doors, and had the Echo not decided to be busy bodies and stir the pot who exactly would of known it was a slice of kinky heaven?
Simple answer to your ridiculous question. Mummy and Daddy did not need to go to a seedy 'hotel' for the immaculate conception of their fortunately very modest son.
Perhaps they should have and you wouldn't be such a prude.

At the end of the day everybody gets hot and sweaty with someone even if it is at least once in their life as it is a very natural thing to do - thats how we all got here.

If i may suggest you go out and find yourself a partner to physical with, you may have a more open outlook on life and sex.
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Taskforce 141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: Oh dear, not only do most of Southampton's bigots, inbreds etc post on this site, but now apparently most of the city's perverts. Oh well whatever tuirns you on, but personally the thought of this activity going on near families with kids, and the sort of near humans using the facilities, does fill me with apprehension.[/p][/quote]And how did you come to be in this world? I'll explain your mummy and daddy went at it, perhaps in the thrill of moment and the passion flowing, perhaps some light spanking was involved, or they just laid there grinding with their eyes closed hoping for the horrifying moment to end - I don't know, but i can say with certainty - they did not play scrabble and penetration was involved! Now you have got over yourself, please try and understand that this is an adult club for adults, who are like minded, engaging in acts they find enjoyable without disturbing the rest of us. Its behind closed doors, and had the Echo not decided to be busy bodies and stir the pot who exactly would of known it was a slice of kinky heaven?[/p][/quote]Simple answer to your ridiculous question. Mummy and Daddy did not need to go to a seedy 'hotel' for the immaculate conception of their fortunately very modest son.[/p][/quote]Perhaps they should have and you wouldn't be such a prude. At the end of the day everybody gets hot and sweaty with someone even if it is at least once in their life as it is a very natural thing to do - thats how we all got here. If i may suggest you go out and find yourself a partner to physical with, you may have a more open outlook on life and sex. Taskforce 141
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9:29am Tue 2 Oct 12

Georgem says...

chunky_lover wrote:
Call2Arms wrote:
The residents may have a point. No one wants it shoved down their throat.
Does someone wanna take this and run with it?
That's what she said.
[quote][p][bold]chunky_lover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Call2Arms[/bold] wrote: The residents may have a point. No one wants it shoved down their throat.[/p][/quote]Does someone wanna take this and run with it?[/p][/quote]That's what she said. Georgem
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10:10am Tue 2 Oct 12

S!monOn says...

andysaints007 wrote:
SotonLad wrote: The previous venue in Calmore closed thanks to the immense coverage by the Echo - so well done Echo, looks like the unhappy residents in Woolston have you to blame. And to top it off you are now providing more coverage and free advertising for the new venue! WELL DONE DAILY ECHO!
Complete 100% PR*CK
That's what some of the patrons are hoping to get!!!!! :)
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SotonLad[/bold] wrote: The previous venue in Calmore closed thanks to the immense coverage by the Echo - so well done Echo, looks like the unhappy residents in Woolston have you to blame. And to top it off you are now providing more coverage and free advertising for the new venue! WELL DONE DAILY ECHO![/p][/quote]Complete 100% PR*CK[/p][/quote]That's what some of the patrons are hoping to get!!!!! :) S!monOn
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10:23am Tue 2 Oct 12

Georgem says...

S!monOn wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
SotonLad wrote: The previous venue in Calmore closed thanks to the immense coverage by the Echo - so well done Echo, looks like the unhappy residents in Woolston have you to blame. And to top it off you are now providing more coverage and free advertising for the new venue! WELL DONE DAILY ECHO!
Complete 100% PR*CK
That's what some of the patrons are hoping to get!!!!! :)
Let's hope they don't end up with anyone who's had a particular operation popular in the Jewish faith...
[quote][p][bold]S!monOn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SotonLad[/bold] wrote: The previous venue in Calmore closed thanks to the immense coverage by the Echo - so well done Echo, looks like the unhappy residents in Woolston have you to blame. And to top it off you are now providing more coverage and free advertising for the new venue! WELL DONE DAILY ECHO![/p][/quote]Complete 100% PR*CK[/p][/quote]That's what some of the patrons are hoping to get!!!!! :)[/p][/quote]Let's hope they don't end up with anyone who's had a particular operation popular in the Jewish faith... Georgem
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11:51am Tue 2 Oct 12

slavejeremy says...

to the good people of southampton and the somewhat wannabee s of the council, this is the 21st century i m a london boy and if you think a club which operates behind closed doors for like minded concenting people is a proplem......visit london, drugs, street robbery, violence, drunks, **** estates where people just dont give a flying fook and revolting neighbours who rent the house out next to your pride and joy from the local housing doo gooders...!!!! must agree martin probally not the brightest firework in the box for not sorting this during the 3 months notice of clousure the other club had but hay ho we arnt all perfect......if i do recall the council of southampton let derby road ( if spelling incorrect excuse my ignorance ) roll on for years n years before doing anything, me personally........an
d my partner......we ll give it a go.......best to go to your grave having done it than if only we had tried....!!!!
to the good people of southampton and the somewhat wannabee s of the council, this is the 21st century i m a london boy and if you think a club which operates behind closed doors for like minded concenting people is a proplem......visit london, drugs, street robbery, violence, drunks, **** estates where people just dont give a flying fook and revolting neighbours who rent the house out next to your pride and joy from the local housing doo gooders...!!!! must agree martin probally not the brightest firework in the box for not sorting this during the 3 months notice of clousure the other club had but hay ho we arnt all perfect......if i do recall the council of southampton let derby road ( if spelling incorrect excuse my ignorance ) roll on for years n years before doing anything, me personally........an d my partner......we ll give it a go.......best to go to your grave having done it than if only we had tried....!!!! slavejeremy
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11:58am Tue 2 Oct 12

magman says...

Georgem wrote:
chunky_lover wrote:
Call2Arms wrote:
The residents may have a point. No one wants it shoved down their throat.
Does someone wanna take this and run with it?
That's what she said.
It's not "shoved down their throat." Forget you know what the venue actually looks like, then walk along St Annes Rd and identify which house holds the parties, you won't be able to do it. No outside advertising whatsoever
[quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chunky_lover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Call2Arms[/bold] wrote: The residents may have a point. No one wants it shoved down their throat.[/p][/quote]Does someone wanna take this and run with it?[/p][/quote]That's what she said.[/p][/quote]It's not "shoved down their throat." Forget you know what the venue actually looks like, then walk along St Annes Rd and identify which house holds the parties, you won't be able to do it. No outside advertising whatsoever magman
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12:42pm Tue 2 Oct 12

Folkestone Saint says...

Why don't the council recommend or find suitable premisses for this guy instead of wasting thousands of pounds hounding him, here in Folkestone there is a well known knocking shop that has been here for about 20 years, it's on a main road in a row of terraced residential properties an even advertises in the local press, no fuss = no problem.
Why don't the council recommend or find suitable premisses for this guy instead of wasting thousands of pounds hounding him, here in Folkestone there is a well known knocking shop that has been here for about 20 years, it's on a main road in a row of terraced residential properties an even advertises in the local press, no fuss = no problem. Folkestone Saint
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12:50pm Tue 2 Oct 12

Georgem says...

magman wrote:
Georgem wrote:
chunky_lover wrote:
Call2Arms wrote:
The residents may have a point. No one wants it shoved down their throat.
Does someone wanna take this and run with it?
That's what she said.
It's not "shoved down their throat." Forget you know what the venue actually looks like, then walk along St Annes Rd and identify which house holds the parties, you won't be able to do it. No outside advertising whatsoever
That's what she said.
[quote][p][bold]magman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chunky_lover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Call2Arms[/bold] wrote: The residents may have a point. No one wants it shoved down their throat.[/p][/quote]Does someone wanna take this and run with it?[/p][/quote]That's what she said.[/p][/quote]It's not "shoved down their throat." Forget you know what the venue actually looks like, then walk along St Annes Rd and identify which house holds the parties, you won't be able to do it. No outside advertising whatsoever[/p][/quote]That's what she said. Georgem
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12:52pm Tue 2 Oct 12

loosehead says...

If a brothel close it if not how's it any different than the old Fridays?
women dancing in the middle men stood by the side selecting their hopeful conquest for the night?
This if the owners being truthful is a place where men & women go for free sex so leave it alone but as I've said if this is sex for sell shut it!
If a brothel close it if not how's it any different than the old Fridays? women dancing in the middle men stood by the side selecting their hopeful conquest for the night? This if the owners being truthful is a place where men & women go for free sex so leave it alone but as I've said if this is sex for sell shut it! loosehead
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1:07pm Tue 2 Oct 12

Block 34 says...

Why has it taken the Council so long to grant permission for.. wait for it... a hotel???
They are not appointed to be prudes, just to process applications efficiently, so I suggest they get on with their job & stop trying to conduct a moral crusade ("we will fight them tooth & nail" - pathetic).
I live opposite a school, with all the noise, parking problems etc etc that goes with it. I'd rather it wasn't there, but at the end of the day its just one of those things. If some residents in Woolston don't like living in a City then move to the country.
Why has it taken the Council so long to grant permission for.. wait for it... a hotel??? They are not appointed to be prudes, just to process applications efficiently, so I suggest they get on with their job & stop trying to conduct a moral crusade ("we will fight them tooth & nail" - pathetic). I live opposite a school, with all the noise, parking problems etc etc that goes with it. I'd rather it wasn't there, but at the end of the day its just one of those things. If some residents in Woolston don't like living in a City then move to the country. Block 34
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1:20pm Tue 2 Oct 12

Block 34 says...

Oh, and if the council want to close places down, why not start with Bedford Place, where most weekends there seems to be a disgraceful level of violence, assaults etc.
Maybe they don't want to lose the rates...
Oh, and if the council want to close places down, why not start with Bedford Place, where most weekends there seems to be a disgraceful level of violence, assaults etc. Maybe they don't want to lose the rates... Block 34
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3:10pm Tue 2 Oct 12

Pikston says...

Block 34 wrote:
Why has it taken the Council so long to grant permission for.. wait for it... a hotel??? They are not appointed to be prudes, just to process applications efficiently, so I suggest they get on with their job & stop trying to conduct a moral crusade ("we will fight them tooth & nail" - pathetic). I live opposite a school, with all the noise, parking problems etc etc that goes with it. I'd rather it wasn't there, but at the end of the day its just one of those things. If some residents in Woolston don't like living in a City then move to the country.
The comment about you living near a school is a bit irrelevant. You bought/rented your place opposite a school. You knew a school was there, you had the choice of saying, "you know what there's a school there, I don't think I will like all the noise, parking problems etc etc that goes with it, so I won't move in here" We aren't getting a choice in what is developed around us. So it's unfair for you to put your stupidity onto us.

Same as the person who said "you think Southampton is bad, you should try living in London" Ermmm well no, because thats why I don't live in London, I had a choice of where I live and I chose a nice quiet road. Whilst Woolston does have its bad parts (near the bridge) the actual area of St Annes Road is actually quite nice.

As I said earlier, I am indifferent to the club. Providing it doesn't directly affect me in either day to day life or the price of my house, it stays behind closed doors, and the exterior remains the same (no advertising, neon lights etc) but your comments of telling us to "grin and bear it", or it "could be worse" are quite redundant.
[quote][p][bold]Block 34[/bold] wrote: Why has it taken the Council so long to grant permission for.. wait for it... a hotel??? They are not appointed to be prudes, just to process applications efficiently, so I suggest they get on with their job & stop trying to conduct a moral crusade ("we will fight them tooth & nail" - pathetic). I live opposite a school, with all the noise, parking problems etc etc that goes with it. I'd rather it wasn't there, but at the end of the day its just one of those things. If some residents in Woolston don't like living in a City then move to the country.[/p][/quote]The comment about you living near a school is a bit irrelevant. You bought/rented your place opposite a school. You knew a school was there, you had the choice of saying, "you know what there's a school there, I don't think I will like all the noise, parking problems etc etc that goes with it, so I won't move in here" We aren't getting a choice in what is developed around us. So it's unfair for you to put your stupidity onto us. Same as the person who said "you think Southampton is bad, you should try living in London" Ermmm well no, because thats why I don't live in London, I had a choice of where I live and I chose a nice quiet road. Whilst Woolston does have its bad parts (near the bridge) the actual area of St Annes Road is actually quite nice. As I said earlier, I am indifferent to the club. Providing it doesn't directly affect me in either day to day life or the price of my house, it stays behind closed doors, and the exterior remains the same (no advertising, neon lights etc) but your comments of telling us to "grin and bear it", or it "could be worse" are quite redundant. Pikston
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3:57pm Tue 2 Oct 12

The Grinch says...

Usually the planners at the Council will never side with the little man.

Fortunately the presence of this facility gives even the little man a chance...
Usually the planners at the Council will never side with the little man. Fortunately the presence of this facility gives even the little man a chance... The Grinch
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6:49am Wed 3 Oct 12

GT KING says...

Pikston wrote:
I live quite close to it, so have a few opinions and thoughts. Although they are contrasting views. Firstly, do I want it there? No. Do I think it will directly affect me or my neighbours day to day life? No. The building is in view from my house, and I have to say I saw nothing on Friday or Saturday night which bothered me, there wasn't loud noises, large groups of people or anything that would distinguish it as a house of ill repute (or even a business). To anyone walking past the building, they would not know anything about it. (In a strange/morbid way it was a bit of anti climax) What does concern me, is my house price (I've noticed the house directly behind it on Temple Road has a sold sign up...I wonder how they feel!!) If people keep reporting every 'disturbance' to the police, the crime rate for St Annes Road will go through the roof, not helpful for prospective sellers. Plus if it doesn't reduce the value, it might make it less saleable. I do think the area which is mainly elderly residents probably isn't right for something like that. I think the chap is a chancer, and is probably only planning on trading until his permission gets rejected. Although I bet he find a way to prolong the application for as long as possible (missing bits of info etc) Ultimately I am indifferent to it, and I think day to day it will have less of an affect than the Bowls club, the Jewsons and Scout Hut on St Annes Road, but at night we are away from most pubs and rarely have any night time disturbances, so I am worried that this may change...especially after a nice bit of front page advertising. If anyone wants it shut down immediately I wonder how they'd cope with a fire safety inspection??
I also live within view of this "club" and have heard no loud noises nor seen any disturbances (gangs of drunken people and young lads hanging around). If the echo hadn't of published the article in the first place, no one would be any of the wiser. The parking issue so many of you keep bringing up will be no different than if the Conservative Club have a function on. i can recall plenty of times ive seen cars parked on both sides of the road on a saturday or sunday daytime. I'm more worried about my child being near the lorries of Jewson's than someone having consented sex behind closed doors.If anything itll be better as the "club" will generate most custom at night when the roads will be quieter. The residents who are scared of the comings and goings of people in the night are baffling me!! Do they not think people walk past there house every night when they are asleep? The people using the club will be in the area to use THE CLUB not hanger around the neighbouring houses!! In my opinion the people who will use the club will not be any different to the local residents, People who probably work hard and enjoy the company of their friends. Its not as if they are doing it in the street or in a residents front room. I have no intentions of using the club but cant quite see the fuss. I also know the the people who are buying the house in Temple Road, i told them about the "club" and have kept them up to date with noise and gangs or lack of hanging around. They dont seem to be bothered as long as it doesnt interfere with their day to day living.
A lot of fuss about nothing if you ask me
[quote][p][bold]Pikston[/bold] wrote: I live quite close to it, so have a few opinions and thoughts. Although they are contrasting views. Firstly, do I want it there? No. Do I think it will directly affect me or my neighbours day to day life? No. The building is in view from my house, and I have to say I saw nothing on Friday or Saturday night which bothered me, there wasn't loud noises, large groups of people or anything that would distinguish it as a house of ill repute (or even a business). To anyone walking past the building, they would not know anything about it. (In a strange/morbid way it was a bit of anti climax) What does concern me, is my house price (I've noticed the house directly behind it on Temple Road has a sold sign up...I wonder how they feel!!) If people keep reporting every 'disturbance' to the police, the crime rate for St Annes Road will go through the roof, not helpful for prospective sellers. Plus if it doesn't reduce the value, it might make it less saleable. I do think the area which is mainly elderly residents probably isn't right for something like that. I think the chap is a chancer, and is probably only planning on trading until his permission gets rejected. Although I bet he find a way to prolong the application for as long as possible (missing bits of info etc) Ultimately I am indifferent to it, and I think day to day it will have less of an affect than the Bowls club, the Jewsons and Scout Hut on St Annes Road, but at night we are away from most pubs and rarely have any night time disturbances, so I am worried that this may change...especially after a nice bit of front page advertising. If anyone wants it shut down immediately I wonder how they'd cope with a fire safety inspection??[/p][/quote]I also live within view of this "club" and have heard no loud noises nor seen any disturbances (gangs of drunken people and young lads hanging around). If the echo hadn't of published the article in the first place, no one would be any of the wiser. The parking issue so many of you keep bringing up will be no different than if the Conservative Club have a function on. i can recall plenty of times ive seen cars parked on both sides of the road on a saturday or sunday daytime. I'm more worried about my child being near the lorries of Jewson's than someone having consented sex behind closed doors.If anything itll be better as the "club" will generate most custom at night when the roads will be quieter. The residents who are scared of the comings and goings of people in the night are baffling me!! Do they not think people walk past there house every night when they are asleep? The people using the club will be in the area to use THE CLUB not hanger around the neighbouring houses!! In my opinion the people who will use the club will not be any different to the local residents, People who probably work hard and enjoy the company of their friends. Its not as if they are doing it in the street or in a residents front room. I have no intentions of using the club but cant quite see the fuss. I also know the the people who are buying the house in Temple Road, i told them about the "club" and have kept them up to date with noise and gangs or lack of hanging around. They dont seem to be bothered as long as it doesnt interfere with their day to day living. A lot of fuss about nothing if you ask me GT KING
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11:42am Fri 5 Oct 12

Mrs Average says...

George4th wrote:
These kind of establishments are mostly used by people who have an inability to form committed and/or loving relationships.
How totally and utterly ridiculous!! That is a very short sighted and untrue opinion. Many of the people who 'swing' are in loving serious relationships/ marriages! you only have to look on certain internet sites to see all the married men who are looking for 'fun' despite being married. At least the couples who use these type of places go along with their partner and are fully open to the fact that they 'swing'. If more married/ couples were honest with themselves and each other there might not be as many affairs and divorces!
[quote][p][bold]George4th[/bold] wrote: These kind of establishments are mostly used by people who have an inability to form committed and/or loving relationships.[/p][/quote]How totally and utterly ridiculous!! That is a very short sighted and untrue opinion. Many of the people who 'swing' are in loving serious relationships/ marriages! you only have to look on certain internet sites to see all the married men who are looking for 'fun' despite being married. At least the couples who use these type of places go along with their partner and are fully open to the fact that they 'swing'. If more married/ couples were honest with themselves and each other there might not be as many affairs and divorces! Mrs Average
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