Gambling licensing and permits

Regulated under the Gambling Act 2005.

Westmorland and Furness Council are consulting on their draft Statement of Gambling Policy, from 1st October 2023 to 31st December 2023.

Statement on Gambling Policy 2024-2027
The Gambling Act 2005 requires that the Council, acting as the Licensing Authority to prepare, consult on and publish a Statement of Gambling Policy every three years, setting out how the Authority will manage the licensing of local gambling premises.

This will be Westmorland and Furness Council’s first Statement of Gambling Policy and once adopted will be in force from 1st April 2024. The former Barrow Borough, Eden and South Lakeland District Council legacy policies will remain in place until 31st March 2024.

A copy of the draft policy can be downloaded here:
Draft Statement of Gambling Policy 2024-2027

Please send your comments us via email:

or by post to:

Head of Public Protection
Westmorland and Furness Council
Barrow Town Hall
Duke Street,
Cumbria. LA14 2LD

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  • bingo premises
  • betting premises
  • track betting
  • adult gaming centres (AGCs)
  • family entertainment centres (FECs).
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