The Gambling Act 2005 has imposed a statutory requirement upon local licensing authorities to prepare a ‘Statement of principles’ (“Statement”) that is to be applied by the Licensing Board (“Board”), in exercise of its licensing functions. This Statement must be reviewed by the Board every three years.
The Board carried out a review of this Statement and published it in 2016. A revised Statement is now required to be published by January 2019 and will take effect from
31 January 2019. A consultation on this revised Statement will commence on 13 September and will close on 8 November 2018.
Background information on the Board’s draft Statement can be found in the report to the Licensing Board considered at its meeting on 28 August 2018.
In particular, the Board would like to hear from consultees on whether there are any additional factors that the Board might take into account in its local area profile within its Statement. The Board can have a local area profile within its Statement which outlines the local areas and risks. This can be found at sections 3 and 11 of the Board’s revised draft Statement.
A copy of the draft Statement and additional information informing the local area profile is available to download at the links below, or, is available to view at Municipal Buildings, College Street, Dumbarton G82 1NR.
If you wish to comment on the revised draft Statement, please direct any response to the Clerk to the Licensing Board at the details stated below. Any comments must be received by 8 November 2018 and all responses will be considered by the Licensing Board before the policy is revised and published. Please note that we are unable to consider responses made after the closing date of the consultation.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at:-
Depute Clerk to the Licensing Board
West Dunbartonshire Licensing Board