Act 2005 came into force in September 2007 and gave Tamworth
Borough Council new responsibilities for issuing premises licences
for betting offices, race tracks, bingo clubs, adult gaming centres
and family entertainment centres in the Borough. Permits are also
issued for gaming machines in members clubs, licensed premises and
unlicensed family entertainment centres.
Our current statement of principles (2010 – 2013) sets out how
the authority exercises its functions under the Act and the
principles it applies. The statement provides clarity for licensing
applicants and residents. When submitting licence
applications, applicants have to consider the statement and show
how they will achieve the Government’s three licensing
- Preventing gambling from being a source of crime and
disorder, being associated with crime and disorder or being used to
- Ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open
- Protecting children and other vulnerable persons from
being harmed or exploited by gambling.
We are required every three years to carry out a formal review,
consultation and republication of our statement of
principles. The consultation process must take place before
the policy can be reviewed and republished.
The draft revised statement has been prepared
in accordance with Guidance issued by the Gambling Commission and
will be adopted by the Council only after consideration of
responses from this consultation.
We have until the end of the year to publish
the revised statement of principles. This statement will last for
three years but may be reviewed from time to time.
We want your views
This web page invites you to submit your views on our
draft revised Statement of Principles.
We will be consulting widely, including
responsible authorities as prescribed in the Act, which include the
Staffordshire Police and the Fire and Rescue Authority, Local
Planning and Environmental Health, Staffordshire County Council, as
well as the Gambling Commission and Customs and Excise. We will
also be consulting representatives of existing premises licence and
permit holders and other businesses and residents in the area. We
also welcome comments and observations from any other person
interested in any of the matters covered by our draft statement of
Our draft policy can be accessed by clicking
on the link on the right.
The Guidance issued by the Gambling
Commission together with other information, can be accessed by
clicking on the link on the right.
Responding to this consultation
A consultation feedback form can be
downloaded by clicking on the link on the right hand
side. Comments and observations on our draft policy may be
sent to the Head of Environmental Health at the address
given in the "contact us" section below or by email to:
The deadline for receipt of your comments and
observations on our draft policy is the 12th
All responses where a name and a postal address have been
provided will be taken into consideration and are likely to be made
public. If you do not wish your identity to be divulged, please
make this clear in your response. It would be useful if respondents
also included details of their interest in the Council's licensing
Assets and Environment
Tamworth Borough Council
Telephone: 01827 709445
This page was last updated 12 July