Search

Islington massage parlour owner gets council caution

12:23 16 November 2012

Islington Town Hall took the action against the Pleasure Garden.

Islington Town Hall took the action against the Pleasure Garden.

Archant

A woman has been cautioned for operating a sauna and massage parlour without a licence.

Pleasure Garden, in Caledonian Road, Islington, which has since closed, was charging punters £10 for using its facilities which included a large steam room, a sauna and three rooms containing mattresses.

But although it was providing special treatments, such as massages, it had no licence.

This was discovered when officers from the Metropolitan Police and Islington Council visited the premises and spoke to the 10 women who were present.

A 52-year-old woman from Romford, Essex, who was later identified as the owner of the business, admitted using or permitting premises to be used as an establishment for special treatments without a current licence in force, an offence under the London Local Authorities Act 1991.

On October 22, she accepted a caution administered by the council. The business has since closed.

Cllr Paul Convery, Islington Council’s executive member for community safety, said: “Residents were pleased with this enforcement and we will further take action as needed to stop such businesses from operating in our communities.”

To report anti-social behaviour in Islington, call the council’s anti-social behaviour team on 020 7527 7272 or go to www.islington.gov.uk/reportasb

Latest News Stories

14:00
Cllr Andy Hull joins headteacher Harsha Patel, staff and pupils at Copenhagen Primary School to celebrate the school's accreditation as a Living Wage employer.

The town hall took a swipe at Arsenal’s pay conditions as it geared up for gala celebrations to mark Living Wage Week.

An image of a suspect in the robbery of a Ladbrokes in Islington has been released (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

CCTV of a masked suspect wearing an Arsenal football shirt during the terrifying robbery of a Ladbrokes in Islington has been released by police.

The fake 'store' set up in Finsbury Park - it is actually the Atom Gallery (Picture: Darren Cullen/Pocket Money Loans)

A “worse than Wonga” shop which appears to advertise payday loans for children has appeared in Finsbury Park.

07:00
Aston Merrygold of JLS Pic: Joe Giddens/PA

A Finsbury Park man who collects celebrity website names for cash has been forced to hand over an address to a member of boyband JLS.

Most read news

Armageddon actress Liv Tyler dressed up her baby bump as a bun in the oven for Halloween.

It’s cost Rio Ferdinand a £25k fine and a three-match ban, but what do people think of the word sket?

The fashion giant’s have been called out for promoting an unhealthy body image with their skeletal dummies.

Apple’s CEO has used an editorial piece in the US to come out as gay.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the $m.global.archantvariables.NewspaperTitle e-edition today E-edition