Please note: If you need to see a member of the Licensing section, they will only be available between the hours of 10.00am and 12.00 noon and 2.00pm and 4.00pm.
Gambling Act 2005
The Gambling Act 2005 came into force on 1 September 2007.
The Gambling Act has replaced most of the existing law about gambling in Great Britain and has to put in place more comprehensive structure of gambling regulation.
The Gambling Act 2005 has three objectives:
The Gambling Commission has also been established as the new, independent national regulator for commercial gambling in Great Britain.
The Gambling Act 2005 transfers all responsibility for licensing gambling premises previously held by the Licensing Justices to Local Authorities.
Local authorities will also be responsible for a number of different permits, as well as temporary and occasional use notices.
Surrey Heath Borough Council now issues premises licences for the following activities:
Surrey Heath Borough Council also issues permits for:
Surrey Heath Borough Council will also register and issue:
Use the links below for further information:
The Statement of Gambling Policy sets out the principles of how Surrey Heath Borough Council will manage the licensing of local gambling activities over the next three years.
For further information about the Gambling Act 2005, its implementation, and the roles and responsibilities of Licensing Authorities, please visit the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) web site www.culture.gov.uk Opens in a new window - Look under 'Gambling & Racing'.