Statement of policy

West Lancashire Borough Council, acting as Licensing Authority under the Gambling Act 2005, must publish a Statement of Policy about how it will administer its responsibilities under the Act.

Consultation on draft Gambling Policy 2022-25

All Councils must publish a policy statement that outlines how they will carry out their responsibilities under the Gambling Act 2005. This policy must also be reviewed every three years and as our Council's current policy came into force in January 2019, it must be revised by January 2022. 

In approving any revised Policy, the Council must conduct a period of public consultation, during which the views of the trade, responsible authorities, the public as well as other interested stakeholders should be sought. The consultation on the draft policy (PDF, 557Kb) will be open from 16 August 2021 to 8 November 2021 and so we are seeking your views on our draft policy, and any comments we receive will help to shape our approach for the next three years, so we welcome your opinion. Your views can be submitted online though our public consultations webpage. 


Statement of Gambling Policy: 2019 - 2022

The 2019 version of the Policy was approved at a meeting of the Licensing and Gambling Committee on 4 December 2018 and Full Council on 12 December 2018, following a period of public consultation that took place between 6 August 2018 and 4 November 2018. The consultation followed the Cabinet Office Consultation principles: Guidance.

The Policy was published on 17 December 2019 and will come into force on 31 January 2019. The Policy will remain in effect for 3 years and will be reviewed in January 2022.