Gambling Policy Consultation

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Under section 349 of the Gambling  Act 2005 we are required as the Licensing Authority to produce a gambling ‘Statement of Principles’, which sets out how we have interpreted the Act and the basis on which decisions are to be made, at least every three years.

The existing Policy has been kept under review, and was last amended in January 2022.

As a result between 15 July 2024 and 30 September 2024 there is an opportunity to consult on the Council’s revised ‘Statement of Principles’ policy.

All responses must be submitted by close of business on September 30, 2024.

To assist you in replying you can download a copy of the revised policy, the current policy and a response form.

Hard copies of the Policy can be made available upon request by contacting or writing to the address below.

Alternatively copies can be viewed at the following public libraries:

St James Street, Accrington

Union Road, Oswaldtwistle

Queen Street, Great Harwood

High Street, Rishton.

Written representations can be made either by writing to the Licensing Manager, Hyndburn Borough Council, Scaitcliffe House, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 OPF


Responses can be e-mailed to

Please note any responses may be made publicly available.