Standards Committee

The Standards Committee is made up of four Councillors from Hyndburn Borough Council and three Parish Councillors from Altham Parish Council.  The Members of the Standards Committee are currently as follows: Hyndburn Borough Council Members...

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Local Code of Corporate Governance

Governance is about how local government bodies ensure they are doing the right things, in the right way, for the right people, in a timely, inclusive open, honest and accountable manner. It comprises the systems and processes, and cultures and...

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How To Complain About Your Councillor

The Council’s Standards Committee is responsible for considering complaints that a councillor may have breached their code of conduct. You can make a complaint about a Hyndburn Borough Councillor or Altham Parish Councillor if you believe...

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Taxi Refunds

We have recently discovered that the increases in fees for Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle licences and Operators Licences were not advertised correctly. We will therefore refund any money that has been overpaid in respect of these...

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Sexual Entertainment Venues

Hyndburn Borough Council (the Council) is able to regulate sex establishments through Schedule 3 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 (the 1982 Act), in particular sex shops and sex cinemas. On 6 April 2010 the Policing and...

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Small Society Lotteries

  Any non-commercial society that wishes to promote small lotteries, raffles, prize draws or similar, in order to raise funds for a purpose of the society, must be registered with the local authority for the area in which the principal offices of...

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Temporary Use Notices

A person holding the appropriate operating licence issued by the Gambling Commission can serve a notice on the Licensing Authority regarding the temporary use of a premises for the use for gambling without the necessary operator’s licence...

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Gaming Machine Permits

 In order for a premises to site gaming machines some form of authorisation is normally required. Typically this is: an operating licence from the Gambling Commission and a gambling premises licence from a licensing authority an alcohol premises...

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Casino Premises/Casino Nights

Casino gaming includes games like roulette and blackjack where players compete against the ‘house’ or a banker, rather than against one another on equal terms. Commercial casino gaming is licensed and regulated by the Gambling...

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Bingo Premises

Cash bingo is primarily a commercial activity, and is licensed and regulated by the Gambling Commission. If you wish to provide cash bingo on a commercial basis you should consult the Commission. Prize bingo is the kind normally played in...

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