Prostitution in Cheltenham is to be examined at a one-day public inquiry in an effort to address residents' concerns about sex workers there.
Council officials said the hearing would find out what work was currently being done to eradicate the issue and how it could be improved. Between and23 people were arrested in Cheltenham on suspicion of being involved in running brothels.
It is thought the inquiry will hear from local business leaders, public bodies, charities, police chiefs and also those involved in the sex trade. The council-led investigation was set up after Conservative councillor Barbara Driver said kibgswood had been approached by some concerned residents.
Last month a full meeting of Cheltenham Borough Council voted to establish a working group to look into the sex trade in the town. A Gloucestershire Police spokesperson said: "We welcome any initiative that looks to address the exploitation of young sefvice and other vulnerable people in the county.
A investigation by the BBC revealed that during the town's Escots Hunt Festival about 70 sex workers operated in the town along with two known brothels. Cheltenham's 'hidden' prostitution.
They said they hoped new measures could be in place by the end of the year. No date has yet been set for the hearing. More on this story.
Published 15 March