COVID-19 precautions: significant changes have been made to the Council's licensing services in response to the outbreak. Where possible, relaxations have been introduced to support local business whilst maintaining safeguards. Where applications are still being processed, all parties are encouraged to submit applications and supporting information electronically to avoid potential delay.

We have prepared a summary (PDF, 655Kb) of the implications for all licences to assist applicants, licence holders and interested parties. More information can be obtained from the Licensing Service at 01695 585015 or 


The Gambling Act 2005 became law on the 7 April 2005 and replaced most of the existing law involving gambling in Great Britain. Its aim is to provide an improved and more comprehensive structure of gambling regulation. We will handle any information provided to us in accordance with our Privacy Notice (PDF, 416kb).

The Act implements its controls through three bodies: local authorities, the Gambling Commission (external link) and the Government.


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