The Gambling Act 2005 covers all commercial gambling in England and Wales and includes the regulation of gambling.
Full council adopted the licensing authority’s current policy in December 2015. The policy is valid for a maximum period of three years; during this period we will monitor any developments or changes in legislation and will update and consult on the policy as required. Download our Gambling Policy Statement 2016-2019 [pdf] 519KB.
A draft Statement of Principles for Gambling [pdf] 1510KB has been prepared for 2019-2022 and will be open to public consultation from the 1st June until the 31st August 2018. Should you wish to comment on the draft document please contact Licensing or write to Licensing, Ashford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1PL.
Three licensing objectives underpin the legislation: