Consultation on gambling licensing

North Tyneside Council is inviting the public to give their views on how it regulates gambling activities in the borough.

The Gambling Act 2005 gives licensing authorities a range of powers to licence gambling activities in their communities.

North Tyneside Council’s licensing policy statement provides guidance on the approach the council, as licensing authority, takes on gambling licensing matters.

It must be reviewed every three years and this includes public consultation, which will run to 13 July 2018.

As part of the review, the council is considering its current ‘no casino’ resolution, which prevents any casino operating in the borough.

Views on this, and the licensing policy statement as a whole, are being invited from North Tyneside’s residents, licence holders and businesses.

The aim is to ensure the policy accurately reflects the balance between the commercial interests of the local trade, the communities they serve and the impact upon them.

The licensing service is delivered for the council by Capita, and can be viewed on the council website at www.northtyneside.gov.uk.

One Public Estate

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The One Public Estate programme is a pioneering initiative delivered in partnership by the LGA and the Cabinet Office Government Property Unit (GPU). £3.6 million has been allocated to councils across new and existing partnerships on the programme.

Blackburn with Darwen Council

Volunteering at Birchfield Library Birmingham

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’Service Birmingham make a vital contribution to the operation of community libraries by providing the hardware and on-going support to enable libraries to offer free internet access to residents as well as to manage the book stock

Richard Davies, Head of Service for Birmingham Community Libraries

Supporting the South East Lincolnshire local plan

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This served not only to enhance the quality of his professional advice and work on specific matters, but also to foster a close and productive working relationship with all the members of the JPU

Gary Alexander, South East Lincolnshire Joint policy unit manager