Revised Statement of Principles under the Gambling Act (2005)- Have your say

Why are we doing this?

The newly revised Statement of Principles sets out how the council will exercise its functions under the Gambling Act (2005).We ask for your views and comments on the latest revised draft version of  the Statement of Principles.

The council is required, by law, to review and republish this Statement every three years and part of the review process is to circulate the revised document for consultation prior to it being adopted and published as the new Statement. 

What do we want to know?

We want to hear your views on the revised Statement of Principles and how (if at all) you will be impacted by our proposed updates to our Statement of Principles. 

Please read the letter to consultees, which summarises key changes and next steps. You may also see the revised draft Statement of Principles (also below). 

You can give your views by completing the short online survey no later than 5 November 2018. Alternatively, you can submit comments by either emailing, or writing to:-

The Licensing Team
Place Department
London Borough of Croydon
Floor 6, Zone A
Bernard Weatherill House
8 Mint Walk

All correspondence must be received no later than 5pm on 5 November 2018.

Findings will be presented and considered to the Licensing Committee on 21 November. Any subsequent amendments to the Statement of Principles will be made before being presented to Full Council on 3 December 2018; whereby a decision whether to adopt will be made. 

If you require any of the documents or the consultation materials in another format, please contact the council’s Licensing Team on 020 8760 5466 or


What we found out

On 25 September 2018, as part of the formal consultation on the proposed revisions, the draft Statement of Principles was circulated to a number of individuals and bodies, including in the gambling industry, together with a covering letter which outlined the changes proposed to the current Statement. A copy of that covering letter is attached at Appendix 1. In addition to the proposed changes to the document and as separate and distinct from the Statement of Principles, the letter also sets out the Administration’s proposal to look to begin a dialogue with interested parties around any perceived and actual public health harms in Croydon associated with gambling in the borough with a view to collating Croydon specific data on the effects, or indeed lack thereof, for Croydon residents. As will be seen, some respondents to the consultation voiced support for this initiative

What difference has it made?
Location:  London Borough of Croydon
Start date25 September 2018
End date05 November 2018
Report available03 December 2018
Reference year2018
Methods Consultation Document, Questionnaire - Online, Other
Who can take part? All - everyone invited to take part
Topic Area Business and investment, Leisure and culture