Gambling Policy Review – your chance to comment

West Oxfordshire District Council is currently reviewing its Gambling Policy Statement and is encouraging the public and parish councils to comment during the consultation period.

 

The Council, as the Licensing Authority for the area, is responsible for processing various types of premises licence and issuing gaming machine permits in premises licensed to sell alcohol.

 

Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member responsible for Licensing said, “The policy contains the vision for gambling in our district and we are consulting with the gambling trade, local businesses and parish councils, as well as encouraging residents to have their say.”

 

As part of the Gambling Act 2005, the Council is required to review and consult on its Gambling Policy Statement every three years.

 

The Council is also responsible for licensing the sale of alcohol and regulated entertainment as well as taxi and street trading.

 

For more information and to have your say, visit www.westoxon.gov.uk/news .  Consultation ends on 13 September 2015.