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Weymouth Bingo Hall to Reopen with Strippers?
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Weymouth Bingo Hall to Reopen with Strippers?

Buzz Bingo’s Weymouth venue sadly closed last year much to the disappointment of the local community. However, according to the Dorset Echo, the Council has received an application for new management to take over… and it could involve strippers.

The application was submitted by Brown Leisure, who own a chain of bingo clubs in places like Eastbourne and the Isle of Wight under the name Leo Leisure.

Under the proposal for the newly owned bingo hall, the entertainment on offer to local punters would be much broader. The application is for a 10am to midnight licence, with options for live music, quiz nights and karaoke. But the potential entertainment doesn’t end there.

The proposal explicitly declares that “entertainment provided on site may occasionally include stripper/s.”

Not only does this give a whole new meaning to the bingo call Sunset Strip (77), it adds an element of intrigue into what the people at Brown Leisure are planning. It’s hard to imagine their venues at Eastleigh or Ryde getting quite so hedonistic.

A spokesperson for the leisure company stated that the proposals would no doubt please the local community.

“Brown Leisure Limited has had experience of operating bingo clubs, also for many years. The company… wishes to revive the bingo club and its entertainment and applies for licences to enable it to do that. This will reduce the number of people who may be otherwise on the streets in the area looking for entertainment.”

It’s not entirely clear what the final sentence means and why people would be aimlessly wondering around the streets of Weymouth, but it is certainly reasonable to suggest that the prospect of bingo and strippers (or strippers playing bingo for that matter) would have a certain niche appeal.

The business has also assured the community that everything would be done by the book, including obtaining the necessary licences as well as employing highly trained staff to maintain public order and safety.

Should the application be granted, it is likely that new jobs will be created, though the proposal does not say how many at this stage.

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