Swingers’ club shock

Landlord Frank Patterson outside the Number 3 club. Pic by Josh Vosper
Landlord Frank Patterson outside the Number 3 club. Pic by Josh Vosper

Owners of a controversial swingers’ club in Chorley say they’ve been inundated - with messages of support.

The No3 Club opened its doors on Friday Street in May and made national headlines.

Furious bosses of children’s theatre company, Say Two Productions, which used the same building, quit in protest and several residents voiced their anger.

However the owner of the club has told the Guardian that the jeers have turned to cheers.

The woman, who wants to be known only as Mary, said: “It was all hype. Everything is fine.

“We’ve been sent about 50 congratulations cards and flowers.

“They’ve come from all over, including from Chorley.

“There’s nothing naughty going on. There was just a lot of gossip at the time we opened.

“We run a good business. The licensing issues have been resolved and we’ve had a meeting with the council.

“The publicity damaged trade but we’re going to stay.”

The No3 Club now has an alcohol licence and has been told it doesn’t need a sexual entertainments licence because it’s not providing any lap-dancing.

Their website says: “Relax in the friendliest swingers’ club with sexy open and like-minded people.

“Enjoy our luxurious surroundings and unbeatable atmosphere, meet new friends and enjoy modern swinging in a modern swingers’ club with people of all ages, shapes and sizes.”

The club is opened Wednesdays to Saturdays. The former mill that The No3 Club partly occupies is opened by businessman Frank Patterson.

Coun Eric Bell, who is responsible for licensing issues in Chorley, said: “We have met with the owners of the No.3 Club again. The only licence they require at this time is a premises licence, which they now have. As with any pub or club, there are conditions attached and we will be working with the owners to refine these conditions.”