Swingers’ club will stay despite protest

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

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

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Pressure is growing on the owners of a Chorley swingers’ club.

The No.3 Club opened its doors on Friday Street at the weekend.

The owners of the club insist that no sex actually takes place on the premises, but the assurance has done nothing to allay the fears of locals.

The Guardian has been told by Chorley Council that the No.3 Club does not have a licence to sell alcohol or to be a sexual entertainments venue.

Now the council has written to the owners requesting a meeting, to establish if any rules have been broken.

According to the club’s website, the venue is run by a woman called Mary, but she declined to comment when contacted by the Guardian yesterday.

Frank Patterson owns the former mill where the No.3 Club is based, and he said he did not think any rules had been broken, but declined to comment further.

The furore over the club’s opening has made national headlines, and has been the subject of several lurid comments on swingers’ websites.

It has already prompted the boss of children’s theatre company, Say Two Productions, which uses the same building, to quit in protest.

Opposition to the club from residents in the area is growing.

One dad, who lives in nearby Primrose Street, said the arrival of the club had reduced his partner to tears.

“Who in their right mind is going to want to buy a house opposite a club like that?” said the father-of-one, who asked not to be named.

“The street has lots of children and to have such a club is totally out of order.”

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