Southwark Statement of Gambling Policy 2022-2025

Closed 27 Feb 2022

Opened 17 Jan 2022



Southwark Council is fully reviewing its gambling licensing policy and we welcome feedback from all stakeholders on the changes we are proposing.  The licensing policy sets out how we will make licensing decisions, how new licensed premises are likely to be permitted to operate, and how the needs of residents and businesses will be addressed.

Why your views matter

What do we already know?

The Gambling Policy for Southwark is fully reviewed every three years. The current policy is due for renewal in 2022.

What we do not know and need to find out more in detail?

The Council is not proposing any material changes to the Gambling Policy and wishes to seek your views on the current Statement of Gambling Policy.

The consultation should be read in conjunction with the draft policy, a copy of the draft policy with the proposed changes is available here:

What can be influenced by the public and what can be fixed?

The outcome of the consultation will support the Council’s decision making and assist in implementing changes to the policy.

Context of statutory and legal obligations and Council policy 

Any changes to the Southwark Licensing Policy must follow a statutory consultation.

Engagement and Consultation Plan

The Gambling Act 2005 contains a list of stakeholders whom should be consulted:

  • The chief officer of police for the authority's area, or
  • One or more persons who appear to the authority to represent the interests of persons carrying on gambling businesses in the authority's area, and
  • One or more persons who appear to the authority to represent the interests of persons who are likely to be affected by the exercise of the authority's functions under this Act.

Privacy Statement

  • The Council is required to consult on the it’s Statement of Gambling Policy under the Gambling Act 2005.
  • The information received will only be used for the purposes of this consultation and Licensing Team.
  • Any personal data will be destroyed one year after the consultation is completed.
  • Anonymised responses will be used in a published public document to report to the Licensing Committee and full Council Assembly.

What happens next



  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Local Economy and Business