No objections as councillors give green light to sex shop

Ringwood sex shop
The shop at Forest Gate business park in Ringwood was given a one-year trial licence (Photo: stock image)

COUNCILLORS have given the go-ahead to a sex shop in Ringwood.


The bid submitted to New Forest District Council was for a trial run of a store at what is currently the wholesale showroom of Simply Pleasure at Forest Gate business park in Spring Lane.

The licence application was in the name of Symon Reeves, a director of the Poole-based company, which has already gained planning permission to use the unit for retail.

It will open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday and stock sex toys, “adult novelties” and 18-rated DVDs. The entrance would be signposted at the side of the building with a CCTV camera over the door.

A report to the council’s licensing sub-committee said the plan had received no objections from either residents, local members or the police.

After hearing the application at NFDC’s Appletree Court offices in Lyndhurst, councillors allowed a one-year licence for the Ringwood sex shop.