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Consultations - Gambling Act 2005

Consultations: Draft Statement of Gambling Licensing Policy for Adur and Worthing - have your say by Friday 15th March 2019

Introduction

Below is a list of the applications under the Gambling Act 2005 that are outstanding and other gambling licensing policy documents that Adur District or Worthing Borough Councils are currently consulting on or awaiting hearings.

All the applications and policy documents can be viewed in full at the Licensing Unit. All licensing hearings are held, in public, at the Adur Civic Centre or Worthing Town Hall, whichever is the appropriate authority, unless otherwise noted.

For new premises licence applications, and variation applications to existing licences, that receive relevant representations from 'Responsible Authorities' and/or an interested party, and mediation is unsuccessful or impractical, a hearing is required.

For a review of a premises licence a hearing must be held.

All relevant representations received could become public documents and could be published in their entirety in any report that accompanies ;an application or policy consultation.

It is an offence knowingly or recklessly to make a false statement in connection with an application made under the Gambling Act 2005.

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Applications - Adur

  • There are currently no Gambling Act 2005 applications outstanding for Adur

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Policy - Adur

Re: Gambling Act 2005: Policy Review Consultation - Request for Views/Comments

The Gambling Act 2005 governs how gambling industry operates. The Gambling Commission is responsible for the majority of the administration and enforcement of the act and the issuing of Operator & Personal Licences. However, a number of responsibilities are placed on Local Licensing Authorities including the licensing of premises, the issuing of gaming permits and administering local lotteries.

Under the act the Licensing Authority, Adur District Council, is obliged to publish its policy with respect to the exercise of its licensing functions and re-examine that policy at least every three years. The council has decided to review its policy.

As part of its review the Council has commenced consultation on a 'Draft Statement of Gambling Licensing Policy'. A draft copy of this can be found below. All proposed changes from the current policy are highlighted in bold text.

The draft policy contains changes to the intent or direction of the policy. Consultation of the authorities, stakeholders , voluntary organisations and public will take place over a period of four weeks between 15th February and 15th March 2019.

When considering your response I would especially like to draw your attention to the fact that in both Adur and Worthing complaints regarding gambling premises have been extremely rare.

I would appreciate any comments and suggestions you have regarding the policy below, in writing before Friday 15th March 2019 so that they can be considered, noted and if necessary amendments made to the draft policy before it is presented to the Licensing Committee for consideration.

Representations can be made by post or email. Address details are shown above.

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Applications - Worthing

  • There are currently no Gambling Act 205 applications outstanding in Worthing

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Policy - Worthing

Re: Gambling Act 2005: Policy Review Consultation - Request for Views/Comments

The Gambling Act 2005 regulates how gambling industry operates. The Gambling Commission is responsible for the majority of the administration and enforcement of the act and is responsible for the issuing of operating and personal licences. However, a number of responsibilities have been placed on Local Licensing Authorities specifically around premises licences, gaming permits and local lotteries.

Under the act the Licensing Authority, Worthing Borough Council, is obliged to publish its policy with respect to the exercise of its licensing functions and re-examine that policy at least every three years or when considered necessary.

Worthing Borough Council has decided to Review its policy. A draft copy of the policy can be found below. All proposed changes from the current policy are highlighted in black text.

The policy contains the minimum of amendments to bring it up to date and no changes to the intent or direction of the policy are included. Consultation of the authorities, stakeholders and public will take place over a period of four weeks between 15th February and 15th March 2019.

When considering your response I would especially like to draw your attention to the fact that in both Adur and Worthing complaints regarding gambling premises have been extremely rare.

I would appreciate any comments and suggestions you have regarding the policy below, in writing before Friday 15th March 2019 so that they can be considered, noted and if necessary amendments made to the draft policy before it is presented to the Licensing & Control Committee.

Representation can be made by email or post. Address details are above.

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