Draft Gambling Policy 2019-2022
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Cabinet considered the Draft Gambling Policy 2019-2022. Licensing authorities were required to prepare and publish a statement of their Gambling policy every three years. The existing Gambling Policy for Dartford was adopted on 3 January 2016 and was due to expire on 2 January 2019. The draft Gambling Policy was approved for consultation purposes by the Cabinet on 26 July 2018. Consultation had been carried out in accordance with national guidance. The draft policy was made available on the Council’s web site, at the Civic Centre and public libraries. It was also sent to all “responsible authorities” as defined by the Gambling Act 2005, as well as to numerous trade associations and persons representing gambling businesses in the area. A comprehensive review of the draft Gambling Policy was also undertaken by the Licensing Committee at its meeting on 26 September 2018. The Licensing Committee did not make a formal response to the consultation but requested that two additional conditions should be added to Appendix 2 of the draft Gambling Policy relating to overt advertising and doors remaining closed. No other responses were received to the consultation.
1. That the Cabinet notes that no responses were received to the consultation on the Draft Gambling Policy 2019-2022; and
2. That the Draft Gambling Policy attached at Appendix A to the report, be recommended to the General Assembly of the Council for adoption.
Publication date: 07/01/2019
Date of decision: 06/12/2018
Decided at meeting: 06/12/2018 - Cabinet
Effective from: 07/12/2018