Decision details

Review of Statement of Gambling Principles

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 2019.


That the Council endorses the revised Statement at Annex A of the Director: Delivery’s report at its meeting on the 16 January 2019.

Reasons for the decision:

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.

Alternative options considered:

There are no alternative options as the revision of the Statement is a legal requirement.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: No financial implications

Declarations: None

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, Police

Contact: Laura Driscoll, Licensing Team Leader Email: 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

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