Gambling Act 2005- Statement of Principles
The Gambling Act 2005 requires us to prepare, adopt and publish a "Statement of Principles" setting out our approach to applications under the Act and the information it expects applicants to provide.
The Gambling Statement of Principles was adopted at the full council meeting on 23 November 2019 and is in effect from then until 22 November 2022.
Purpose of the Statement of Principles
The Statement of Principles guides the administration of licensing under the Gambling Act 2005 and will assist in ensuring that an appropriate balance is drawn between the interests of those wishing to provide and take part in legal gambling, and those who might be affected by such activities. We continue to work with the Police, licence holders, responsible authorities and other agencies to achieve this objective.
Revision of the Statement of Principles
The Gambling Act 2005 requires us to review the Statement of Principles from time to time, at most in a 3-yearly cycle.