Draft gambling policy consultation

Every three years, we're required under the Gambling Act 2005 to produce a Gambling Policy [pdf] which sets out our approach to licensing premises used for gambling such as amusement arcades, betting shops, bingo halls, casinos and clubs and pubs that provide gaming machines including other permits and notices issued under the Gambling Act 2005.

We've produced a draft revision of the Statement of Principles [pdf] for gambling and we'll be consulting with local residents, businesses, responsible authorities and other partner agencies.

We appreciate that Licensed premises play a prominent and important part in our local communities and we welcome your views on our licensing objectives in Warrington.

The licensing objectives under the Gambling Act 2005 are

  1. To prevent gambling from being:
    • a source of crime and disorder
    • associated with crime and disorder
    • used to support crime
  2. To ensure gambling is conducted in a fair and open way.
  3. To protect children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling.

Before completing this questionnaire we suggest that you take time to read the revised draft policy [pdf], area profile [pdf] and summary of changes [pdf], alternatively you can request a hard copy via email.  

Please note that the closing date is Thursday 27 December 2018.