A Twickenham trader who runs a table dancing club has spent £6,000 to prove to magistrates at a licensing hearing that his business causes little or no disturbance to neighbours.

Wally Angliss, who runs the Piano Lounge, in Cross Deep, spent the money on audio visual equipment to film outside the club to demonstrate that accusations his customers were a nuisance was a myth.

Mr Angliss said: “(Some people) have it stuck in their mind that Twickenham, the home of rugby, is not suitable for a table dancing club. My main aim has always been to make sure my neighbours are happy but some people try to stretch the truth.

“It was noted by magistrates that should this turn up again in court it would just be a witch hunt from two people who do not like the type of business it is.”

Mr Angles added that for six years the Piano Lounge had been open until 1am with three bouncers on the door while next door a takeaway would stay open until 2am.

He added: “My customers are gentlemen having a good time and, with a 200-room hotel opening up soon, why should its guests have to go into central London.”

South Twickenham ward member Councillor Claire Head attended last week’s hearing and was dismayed with the result which will now see the Piano Lounge open until 3am on Fridays and Saturdays.

While Twickenham Christian Concern also voiced opposition to the table dancing club.

A spokesman said: “We have consistently opposed the Piano Lounge since it opened in 2003.

“It’s totally inappropriate and has an undesirable affect on the area. We feel let down by both the Lib Dem and the last Tory administrations who have both failed to listen to our views.”