This is an extract from a LBB circulation:
The review of the Statement of Gambling Policy takes place every 3 years and LBB is currently preparing its draft. The main changes that can be considered are developing a ‘Local Area Profile’ and ‘local risk assessments’. These issues arise because of the newly strengthened Social Responsibility code. We need to represent Penge by stating that we need to consider a Local Area Profile and we need to have evidence to support this view.
Penge already has too many Gambling Shops and there are rumours circulating of more to come.
The Gambling Commission has recommended that LBB seek the views of ward councillors, social housing landlords, charities, public health, mental health, education, community welfare groups, and safety partnerships.
The evidence has to relate to one of the 3 statutory Licensing Objectives, which are:
- Preventing gambling from being a source of crime or disorder, being associated with crime or disorder, or being used to support crime.
- ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way.
- protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling
If you belong to one of the organisations above and have a view to put forward or have any evidence to support a review for Penge please contact us and we can give you more information.
The timeline for responses is very short so we need to give this our urgent attention.