BDC Gambling Act Policy Consultation

A consultation for Bolsover District Council (BDC)
Closed 22 April 2022
Opened 28 January 2022
Report Due 31 May 2022

Contact

Charmaine Terry
01246 217228
Licensing

Overview

Bolsover District Council is consulting on its Gambling Act 2005 Policy (Statement of Licensing Principles).

The policy relates to the licensing of betting shops, bingo halls, amusement arcades, etc. In particular, the policy is intended to guide decision makers, applicants, objectors and others regarding the decision making process.

The policy outlines how the Licensing Authority will consider and determine applications under the Gambling Act 2005. It also states how the Authority will work to promote the three licensing objectives, which 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; and
  • Protecting children and other vulnerable people from being harmed or exploited by gambling

The draft policy, together with a draft Local Area Profile and a table of proposed amendments can be found below. A copy of our current policy can be found on our website.

If you would like to make any comments regarding the draft policy please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also post your comments to Licensing Consultation, Bolsover District Council, District Council Offices, 2013 Mill Lane, Wingerworth, Chesterfield, S42 6NG. Please use the reference BDC Gambling Act 2005 Consultation in the subject of any correspondence.

Why we are Consulting

The Licensing Authority must legally undertake a review of the policy at the end of each three-year period and the policy is now due for review.