Licensing Consultations

19th April 2018

Gambling Act Policy Review

Three Rivers District Council is the Licensing Authority for the Three Rivers District. One of the requirements of the Act is that the Licensing Authority has in place a Statement of Gambling Principles, which must be reviewed every three years. This is the third review of the Council’s Policy since it was issued in 2007.

This Review is the appropriate time to make any changes to the Policy considered necessary in light of the previous 3 years’ experience in determining applications and conducting hearings, and based upon any representations made by consultees in this consultation period.

Section 349(3) of the Act requires the Licensing Authority to consult on its Statement of Principles with the police, those who represent the interests of gambling businesses in their area and those which represent interested persons likely to be affected.

The Gambling Policy consultation

  1. The consultation period begins on 19 October 2018 and you are invited to comment on the draft statement of policy (pdf) by 3 December 2018. After reading the draft policy please email any comments to or alternatively write to: Licensing Team, Three Rivers District Council, Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth Hertfordshire WD3 1RL

Any comments you make should include your name, any organisation or persons you may be responding on behalf of and your address.  It would also be helpful if you would give a brief description of any specific interest you have in gambling matters, if applicable (for example, you may be involved in some capacity with existing gambling premises or vulnerable person’s/children’s groups).  All comments received, including names and addresses, will be made public via Council agendas and this website.  

At the end of the consultation period any comments received will be considered and the Policy will be amended as necessary before being approved by Full Council.  The final Policy Statement will be published by no later than 3 January 2019 and will take effect on 14 January 2019.

We look forward to receiving your comments.