Gambling Act 2005 - Statement of Policy 2019 - 2022

05 Mar 2019

Under the Gambling Act 2005, the council regulates the provision of premises for gambling (including betting shops, bingo halls and amusement arcades), the provision of gaming machines in clubs and alcohol licensed premises and small society lottery registration.

At least every three years, the council must review and adopt a Statement of Licensing Principles that details how the council will undertake its licensing functions.  The current Statement of Licensing Principles has been in effect since 31 January 2016 therefore the council has undertaken a full review. The proposed statement of principles will form the basis of the Council’s decision-making for licensing gambling premises.

The draft Statement of Principles, with proposed revisions highlighted, is open to public consultation between 5 March and 30 April 2019.

All consultation responses must be in writing and submitted by midnight on 30 April 2019. Comments can be made using the online form on the above page or sent by email to or by post to:

Commercial and Licensing Manager
Stevenage Borough Council
Daneshill House

All consultation responses may be published within a public report.