Gambling Act 2005


Every 3 years, the Licensing Authority is required to consult and publish a Statement of Principles relating to the carrying out of its functions under the Gambling Act 2005.

In accordance with the Gambling Act 2005 and Gambling Commission Guidance to Local Authorities, East Cambridgeshire District Council reviewed its Statement of Principles relating to the Gambling Act 2005 to come into effect on 31 January 2013.

Public consultation on the revised Statement of Principles took place from 23 July 2012 to 14 October 2012.

The revised Statement of Principles was adopted by Full Council on 10 December 2012.

A copy of the Statement of Principles may be viewed below or at public libraries within the district at:

  • Ely Library 6 The Cloisters Ely CB7 4ZH
  • Burwell Library Village College Burwell CB25 0DU
  • Haddenham Library Arkenstall Centre Station Road Haddenham CB6 3XD
  • Littleport Library Town Hall Victoria Street Littleport CB61LU

A copy may also be viewed at the offices of East Cambridgeshire District Council, The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely, CB7 4EE between the hours of 09.00 to 16:30 Monday to Thursday and 09.00 to 16.00 Friday.

Consultation 2015

The Licensing Authority is currently consulting on a revision to the Gambling Act 2005 - Statement of Principles to have effect from 31 January 2016. Should you wish to make a comment on the draft document, you must do so by 5pm 27 August 2015 by emailing or by writing to Licensing, East Cambridgeshire DC, The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely, CB7 4EE.  The revisions can be found in the first section of the draft policy, and in the table below.

Key Changes
Licence conditions code of practice (LCCP) – Section 16.12, page 13.The insertion of information regarding the Gambling Commission’s “licence conditions code of practice” (LCCP) which has been amended to include “local risk assessments”. This measure will have an impact on premises licence holders, and new applicants from April 2016.
Improvement to the section dealing with permits – Section 28, page 22 & Section 30, page 23More detail provided
Improvement to the section dealing with lotteries – Section 33, page 25.More detail provided
Slight amendments to the general layout of the policyTidy up of the general layout of the policy