In line with the requirements of the Gambling Act 2005, the Borough of Poole has a duty to consult and determine its Statement of Principles. Following a review of all relevant documents we are consulting on the Borough of Poole's Gambling Act 2005 Draft Statement of Principles. The Draft Statement of Principles document in the download section opposite explains how the Borough of Poole will continue to implement those parts of the Gambling Act that the Council are responsible for.
How Do I make a Comment?
A link to the document is being sent to all businesses in Poole who currently hold a Gambling Act licence with us and to all parties who are involved in the welfare of individuals who are involved in the Gambling Industry.
Any person or company may register an interest by completing one of the attached questionnaires or by emailing Environmental Services with your comments. Please place Gambling Act 2005 in the subject line. If you have any queries regarding the draft policy or would prefer a paper copy of the document then please contact Frank Wenzel on 01202 261700.
The consultation will run from 13th March 2017 until the 21st May 2017 inclusive, and any comments received in that time will be considered.
What Happens Next?
Any comments made will be assessed for their relevance to the Gambling Act 2005 and the Statement of Principles. Where appropriate amendments suggested may be incorporated into the document.
Once consultation has been completed the document will be presented to the Full Council of the Borough of Poole to be adopted. The finalised Statement of Principles will be published on this web page and replace the existing Gambling Act 2005 Statement of Principles. The statement of principles is not a finite document and will be reviewed every 3 years. Any major changes will be consulted on.