Gambling policy

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council's Statement of Licensing policy under the Gambling Act 2005.

Section 349 of the Gambling Act requires all licensing authorities to prepare and publish a statement of the principles that they propose to apply in exercising their functions under the Act during the three-year period to which the policy applies. The current policy came into effect on 31 January 2016 and can be reviewed and revised by the authority at any time following consultation.

Printed copies are available on request by email or by contacting the licensing team on 01707 357925.

Please see our current policy and related appendices:


The proposed 2019-2022 policy is currently out for consultation:

Responses can be made by post to the licensing office (address below) or by email to licensing@welhat.gov.uk and must be received by 10th August 2018.

Data Protection

A summary of the consultation responses, as well as copies of all responses may be made available on the Welwyn Hatfield Council website within two months after the consultation has closed. This data will be anonymized. It is assumed therefore, that your reply can be made publicly available. Please contact the licensing team if you do not wish to make your response available.

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