Consultations - Gambling Act 2005


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.

When considering an application under the Gambling Act 2005 the Licensing Authority, must have regard to the licensing objectives as set out in section 1 of the Gambling Act 2005. The three licensing objectives are:

  • Preventing gambling from being a source of crime or disorder, being associated with crime or disorder or being used to support crime
  • Ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way
  • Protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or
    exploited by gambling

The Licensing Authority when deciding an application will consider written representations regarding the above from:

  • A person who lives sufficiently close to the premises to be likely to be affected by the authorised activities
  • A person who has business interests that might be affected by the authorised activities
  • A person who represents someone in any of the above two categories

All relevant representations received regarding a Gambling Act 2005 application will be forwarded unredacted to the applicant as required by the legislation. This will include a representor's name, address and contact details. The Gambling Act 2005 encourages mediation and an applicant will be encouraged to contact representors directly to discuss the application and mediate.

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

Any person who desires to make objection to the said grant should set out, in writing, a brief statement of the grounds of his/her objection and send to:

  • The Licensing Unit, Adur & Worthing Councils, Town Hall, Chapel Road, Worthing, BN11 1HA

Or email:

There are currently no Gambling Act 2005 applications outstanding in Adur

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Policy - Adur

There are currently no Gambling Act 2005 policy documents outstanding in Adur

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Applications - Worthing

Variation to the Bingo Premises Licence at:

Buzz Bingo

An application for a 'variation' to the Bingo premises licence at 'Buzz Bingo'. The bingo & social club is located at The Plaza, Rowlands Road, Worthing, BN11 3JS.

The Gambling Act 2005 Bingo premises licence authorises the provision of gambling facilities. The application sought to vary the existing licence to:

  • make alterations to the layout of the premises

No other changes were proposed.

Licence holder and applicant: Buzz Group Ltd

Consultation closed: Sunday 19th May 2024

Committee Hearing: Cancelled

No authority or public representations were received in relation to the application and therefore the application was approved as applied for as per the terms of the Gambling Act 2005


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Policy - Worthing

There are currently no Gambling Act 2005 policy documents outstanding in Worthing

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Page last updated: 20 May 2024

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