Committee details

Licensing & Gambling Acts Committee

Purpose of committee

The Licensing and Gambling Acts Committee is a statutory Committee, having functions under the Licensing Act 2003 and the Gambling Act 2005. Meetings are scheduled monthly but can be held as and when required.


The Full Committee considered statements of Licensing Policy and makes recommendations to Council. Meetings of the Committee are scheduled twice per year but can be held as and when required.


The Committee sits as a Sub-Committee to deal with applications and reviews of licenses that cannot be conducted by officers under delegated powers.


More information on the terms of reference and responsibilities of the Licensing and Gambling Acts Committee and Sub-Committee can be found in Part 3 of the Council’s Constitution.


Statement of Licensing Policy


The Council has recently reviewed its statement of licensing policy and the revised policy will come into effect from the 1 February 2019.


The Statement of Licensing Policy can be found here.


Gambling Act Statement of Principles


The Gambling Act 2005 requires each local authority to publish a Statement of Licensing Principles outlining how the authority will deal with applications. The Council’s current Statement came into effect on 31 January 2019.


The Statement of Principles for Gambling Licensing can be found here.



Contact information

Support officer: Matthew Kerry. Governance Officer

Phone: 01246 242519