Have your say on our revised gambling act policy

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have launched a four week statutory consultation on proposed revisions to the Gambling Act 2005 Joint Statement of Licensing Policy.

The policy outlines how the councils will manage gambling premises and permits in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse districts and is reviewed every three years.

The policy is due for renewal in January 2019. The only changes to the policy are as follows:

  • 2.7.2 and 2.7.3: Local area profiles are now available on the councils’ websites to assist operators in developing their risk assessments which are required for the application process. 
  • 2.12: Updated to refer to Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation. 
  • Annex 4: Updated to make reference to the government review of gaming machines and social responsibility measures and the decision that maximum stakes on fixed odds betting terminals will be reduced from £100 to £2. 

There are no other significant changes. To  view the full policy, click here.

To provide your comments on the policy, please visit: https://survey.southandvale.gov.uk/s/gambling/

Responses can be submitted until Midnight on Monday 8 October 2018. 

The results of the consultation will be used to inform the final policy which each council will adopt. The councils will also publish a summary report on the feedback received and responses to any raised issues or suggestions received.

Only the names of organisations submitting responses will be included in the report, not individuals. Consultation data will be deleted after the report has been published.

For more information, help on the consultation, or to obtain a paper copy of the policy, please call 01235 422116 or email diane.foster@southandvale.gov.uk