Gambling Policy 2019 to 2021

Closed 18 Sep 2018

Opened 14 Aug 2018

Results expected 16 Nov 2018

Feedback updated 11 Jan 2019

We asked

We sought the views of residents, businesses, gambling operators, responsible authorities and other interested parties on the content of our Gambling Policy for the coming three years.

You said

Four responses were received during the consultation period, one of which was from an organisation and one from a representative of gambling operators.

We did

The proposed policy and details of the consultation responses, together with officer observations, were reported to the full council on 15 November 2018. The policy was approved and subsequently published on our website in December 2018. The new policy will take effect on 1 February 2019.


The Gambling Act 2005 requires licensing authorities to publish a statement of policy every three years. The current policy is due to expire in January 2019 and so we are consulting on a replacement policy that will be in effect from 1 February 2019 until January 2021.

Why your views matter

The Gambling Policy sets out how we will carry out our responsibilities under the Gambling Act 2005. We want to hear the views of residents, businesses, gambling operators, responsible authorities and other interested parties on the content of the policy for the coming three years.

What happens next

The draft Gambling policy for 2019-21 will be submitted to full Council on 15 November 2018, together with the consultation responses and any relevant comments from officers. The full Council will then approve the policy, which will be published no later than 3 January 2019.


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