Gambling consultation

This consultation has now closed.

This consultation is now closed. The results will be considered the Licensing Committee to feed into the new policy before being approved by the Council.​

​What we are consulting on

The Council is consulting on its updated Statement of Licensing Principles under the Gambling Act 2005. The policy outlines the principles we will apply when carrying out our functions under the Act.

The Gambling Commission is responsible for licensing operators and individuals who provide gambling and betting facilities. Cheshire West and Chester has a duty under the Gambling Act 2005 to license premises where gambling is to take place and to license certain other activities such as issuing permits and registering small society lotteries.

Every Licensing Authority must develop, consult on and publish a Statement of its Licensing Principles every three years. The Statement of Principles sets out the principles which Cheshire West and Chester will apply in exercising its licensing functions under the Act.

Statement of Licensing Principles

The Statement of Licensing Principles (Policy) describes the principles that Cheshire West and Chester Council will follow in relation to its gambling licensing functions.

Local Area Profile

The local Area Profile details the demographics, population estimates, and economy of Cheshire West and Chester. It also describes the gambling statistics of the borough.

If you would like a copy of the Local Area Profile please email: licensing@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk.

How to share your views

You can complete the survey online. If you would like a paper questionnaire sending to you, then please contact us.

Please note that you need to be aged 16 or over to take part in this survey.

Other ways to take part:

How your views will be used

The outcome of the public consultation will be considered by Cabinet in autumn 2019.

If you would like to know more about how we use and store the information you give us in this survey, you can find out by visiting:

Other ways of accessing information

Council information is also available in audio, braille, large print or other formats. If you would like a copy in a different format, in another language or require a British sign language (BSL) interpreter:

Please note:

We welcome views from all sections of the community and would encourage everyone to take part in this consultation. Note that the Council has a responsibility to make sure that its services are available to all, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief or sexual identity. Comments that are offensive to particular groups or considered inappropriate under the Equality Act 2010 will not be considered or published as part of this consultation.​​

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