Consultation - Gambling and Licensing Policy

What do we want to know?: 

Have your say on the statement of the principles that Southend-on-Sea Borough Council proposes to apply regarding the licensing of gambling, when exercising its functions under the Gambling Act 2005.

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, as the Licensing Authority is required to prepare and publish a statement of the principles that it proposes to apply when exercising its functions under the Gambling Act 2005. These aim to:
•Prevent gambling being a source of crime or disorder, being associated with crime or disorder, or being used to support crime;
•Ensure that gambling is carried out in a fair and open way;
•Protect children and other vulnerable people from being harmed or exploited by gambling.

The Licensing Policy Statement lasts for a maximum of three years and the first policy will end next year. Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is now consulting on a new draft policy. Those consulted will include the responsible authorities designated under the Act as well as trade groups, residents and faith groups.

The draft policy can be downloaded via the related downloads section on the Council's website.


To enable a comprehensive review of this policy, we would welcome your views these should be in writing, and should be received by 29th January 2017 at the latest. They can be emailed to or mailed to:


The Licensing Authority,

Southend Borough Council,

Civic Centre,

Victoria Avenue,



Consultation fieldwork start date01 December 2016
Consultation fieldwork end date29 January 2017
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PlaceCivic Centre
01702 215000 Debee SkinnerBuisness Intelligence