A SINGLE objection will result in a public hearing to renew the sexual entertainment licence for the Wiggle venue in New Street, Weymouth.

The business has been licensed since 2011 and, according to council reports, has “operated in a responsible manner,” since then.

But this year’s renewal application has attracted an objection from a new person who has just bought a seafront property in the area. The objection automatically triggers a council licensing panel hearing which will take place, online, this Thursday.

The letter of objection, from which the council has redacted the name says: “Having just moved to the area and be (sic) in the process of setting up a holiday rental apartment at 46 The Esplanade, Weymouth, DT4 8DH, I was horrified to see the notice for the above application.

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"I would like to complain strongly against this type of venue or establishment being allowed in this area, which is currently very pleasant and peaceful (in the main). I believe that this type of establishment encourages poor behaviour, will undoubtedly increase noise volumes, particularly late at night, and be detrimental to society in the local area.”

The agenda for the council committee meeting, at 10am on Thursday, notes that neither the police nor any other statutory consultee has objected to renewing the licence.