Current licensing consultations

Consultation on revised Gambling Policy Statement

Cheltenham Borough Council are carrying out the statutory 3 yearly review of its Gambling Policy Statement. Members of the public and key stakeholders are being invited to comment on Cotswold District Council’s draft policy.

Read the revised policy statement


Cheltenham Borough Council is required under section 349 of the Gambling Act 2005 to review and republish its Statement of Principles every three years.

The council must also ensure that it complies with the Gambling Act 2005 (Licensing Authority Policy Statement) (England and Wales) Regulations 2006 (S.I 636 of 2006).  These regulations govern the form statements must take, the procedure to be followed in relation to the preparation, review or revision of statements and the publication of statements.


Aside from minor updates to contact details, the sections that have been updated as part of this review are:

  1. Section 5 that deals with local risk assessments for premises.  This section has been updated to strengthen and clarify the local expectations relating to risk assessments.
  2. Appendix E – updates to gaming machines stakes and prizes

The consultation period will last for 6 weeks from 26 July 2021.  Consultation responses and comments can be submitted in writing to

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