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Public Consultation in response to Gambling Act 2005 draft Statement of Policy

Basildon Council has launched a consultation in response to a draft policy produced regarding the Gambling Act 2005.

As the Licensing Authority, Basildon Council has a legal obligation to determine a local policy relation to the Gambling Act 2005. The council's current policy is due to expire, therefore it must be reviewed and re-adopted prior to January 2022.  Before adopting a policy, the Council must undertake a public consultation.

The Gambling Act 2005 relates to premises licences for gambling establishments such as betting shops, amusement arcades and permits and permissions for gambling machines and small society lotteries.

A draft policy has been produced in respect of the Gambling Act 2005 and the council want your comments as part of the consultation process.  Following consultation, Basildon Council will prepare and publish a revised Gambling Act 2005 policy for the three years from 31 January 2022.  As part of this consultation we are also seeking your views on the current policy in relation to casinos.  

Please first read our draft policy document that is a part of the consultation:

Once you've read through the document, to complete the consultation online, see: 

Gambling Act draft Statement of Policy consultation

Alternatively you can send us your comments on the draft licensing policies by letter to:

The Senior Licensing Officer, Licensing Team

Basildon Borough Council

The Basildon Centre, St. Martins Square

Basildon, Essex, SS14 1DL

Or by email to (opens new window)

The deadline for your comments

The consultation period for the policy will commence on 28 September 2021 and end on 30 October 2021. Comments received after this date will not be considered as part of the consultation process.

Results of the consultation

The results of the consultation will be reported back to the Licensing Committee for appraisal and appropriate amendments, before the final draft of the policy is presented to the Basildon Council Full Council for formal adoption.