Draft Statement of Gambling Policy

Why are we doing this?: 

A consultation on this draft policy was conducted earlier this year and closed on 2nd April. However, following review, a further opportunity is being made for interested parties to provide feedback and comments before the draft policy is considered by full Council.

In accordance with the Gambling Act 2005, the statement of licensing policy is a very important part of the architecture of local gambling regulation and it is expected that licensing authorities will use it to set out the local issues, priorities and risks that inform and underpin its approach to local regulation.

It provides the opportunity for licensing authorities to agree and set out how gambling is to be managed in different parts of the local authority area to deal with local concerns and issues. It provides clarity of expectation for licensees and prospective licensees about how their businesses are likely to be treated in different localities. The existence of a clear and agreed policy statement will provide greater scope for licensing authorities to work in partnership with local businesses, communities, and responsible authorities to identify and mitigate local risks to the licensing objectives.

Once published the Statement of Licensing Policy shall (subject to any further reviews and consultation) be in force for a further period of three years.

Where the policy statement is reviewed and changes proposed, licensing authorities must consult on any revision.  

What do we want to know?: 

We are seeking the views of citizens and stakeholders on the Draft Statement of Gambling Policy by no later than 23 November, 2023.

Please forward your feedback and comments to:  licensingservice@wrexham.gov.uk

Should you wish to provide feedback in an alternative format, please email your request or contact the Licensing Team on 01978 298990.

Consultation start date 20 March 2023
Consultation end date 23 November 2023


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