Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The purpose of this item is to review the
Council's Statement of Gambling Principles in accordance with the
Gambling Act 2005. The document is required to be reviewed and
republished following Council approval by the end of January
That the Council endorses the revised Statement at Annex A of the Director: Delivery’s report at its meeting on the 16 January 2019.
1. Section 349 of the Gambling Act 2005 requires all licensing authorities to prepare and publish a statement of the principles that they propose to apply in exercising their functions under the Act. The Statement will last for a maximum of three years and can be reviewed and revised by the authority at any time. The present Statement was published on 31 January 2016 and therefore must undergo a review and be republished on or before 31 January 2019.
2. The amended Statement was approved by the Licensing & Safety Committee on 18 October 2018.
3. The statement considers matters of child protection in relation to gambling through enforcement, appropriate staffing levels and education.
There are no alternative options as the revision of the Statement is a legal requirement.
Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Financial Impact: No financial implications
Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No
Making Representations: In writing to the Public Protection Manager
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Public consultation portal - notification to
be sent to interested parties via email
Various statutory consultees, trade bodies,
gamblers advice organisations, parish and town councils,
Contact: Laura Driscoll, Licensing Team Leader Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01344 352517.
Report author: Laura Driscoll
Publication date: 18/12/2018
Date of decision: 18/12/2018
Decided at meeting: 18/12/2018 - Executive
Effective from: 28/12/2018