Have your say on Eastbourne’s gambling policy

File photo dated 12/01/13 of a someone using a gambling machine, as the Government announced that the maximum stake on fixed odds betting terminals is to be reduced from �100 to between �50 and �2. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday October 31, 2017. See PA story CONSUMER Gambling. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire
File photo dated 12/01/13 of a someone using a gambling machine, as the Government announced that the maximum stake on fixed odds betting terminals is to be reduced from �100 to between �50 and �2. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday October 31, 2017. See PA story CONSUMER Gambling. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire

Time is running out for people to have their say on Eastbourne’s future gambling policy.

Eastbourne Borough Council is required to renew the policy every three years and the existing one is due to expire in January 2019.

The policy lists the guidelines to be followed when it issues licences to businesses such as casinos, bingo clubs, betting shops, adult gaming centres and family entertainment centres.

The main purposes of the Gambling Act are to prevent gambling from either being a source of, or being associated with, crime and disorder or being used to support crime.

It aims to ensure gambling is conducted in a fair and open manner, and to protect children and other vulnerable people from being harmed or exploited by gambling.

A draft policy is available to download at: www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk/consultations/consideration-over-eastbourne-gambling-policy with proposed changes clearly indicated.

Please give feedback on this by clicking on the webpage link or send in writing to Licensing, Eastbourne Borough Council, 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4TW.

Closing date for response is December 24 at 5pm.

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