In preparing such a statement, authorities must follow the procedure set out in the Act as well as guidance issued by the Gambling Commission.

Fylde have produced a Draft Gambling Policy Statement (Statement of Principles) which can be found below. Views on the content of this draft policy were invited from a number of interested parties including representatives of businesses and residents in the borough, local licensing solicitors, youth organisation’s, gambling industry organisation’s and association’s, gambler support organisation’s and faith groups.

This consultation exercise was conducted between 29th September and 22nd November 2015 and the final version of Fylde’s Gambling Policy Statement has now been adopted by the Council and may be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

This policy was formally published by Fylde Borough Council on 14th December 2015, and can be viewed at the Town Hall, St Anne’s and Fylde Direct office at Clifton Drive South, St Anne’s. Copies are also available at Ansdell, Freckleton, Kirkham, Lytham and St Anne’s Public Libraries.

If you have any further enquiries about this policy document, please contact Chris Hambly on chris.hambly@fylde.gov.uk