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Gambling Act Policy Consultation

Notice of Publication of Fenland District Council Statement of Principles for Gambling

Consultation - Draft Gambling (2005 Act) Policy 2022 - 2025

The review of a Statement of Fenland District Council's Gambling Act Policy is a requirement under Section 349 of the Gambling Act 2005.  In preparing the statement, officers have given full regard to both the requirements of the Act itself and the revised guidelines issued by the Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS), Gambling Commission and where relevant, Council strategies such as crime and disorder. 

The policy will form the basis of any decision taken in respect of applications or enforcement under the Gambling Act 2005 by officers or any Committee or sub-committee involved in licensing decisions.

The objectives of the Act as set by Government are:

  • To prevent gambling from being a source of crime and 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

As part of a public consultation process, views and feedback on the draft policy are being sought before the final policy comes into effect.

The Draft Gambling Policy for 2022-2025 can be viewed via the download link on the right, alongside the existing Gambling Policy for 2019-2021.

Alternatively, hard copies are available by telephoning the Licensing Department on 01354 654321 or emailing licensing@fenland.gov.uk

Have your say

We welcome any comments you may wish to make. Views should be submitted in writing either by email to licensing@fenland.gov.uk or sent to:

The Licensing Manager, Fenland District Council, Fenland Hall, County Road, March, PE15 8NQ

Please be aware that comments must be received by 8 November 2021.  All responses will be collated and fully considered before the final policy document is prepared and presented to the Licensing Committee for recommendation to full council and adoption.

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