Residents, businesses and local groups have until 22nd April to submit objections.
Residents who live ‘sufficiently close to be likely to be affected’ by the activities or who have business interests which might be affected are entitled to object, as are persons who represent them e.g. residents’ groups and amenity societies.
Objections need to relate to the likely impact of the application on the promotion of the ‘licensing objectives’, which are:
– preventing gambling from being a source of crime or disorder, being associated with crime or disorder or being used to support crime
– ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way
– protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling.
Richard Brown from the Licensing Advice Project at Westminster Citizens Advice Bureau is happy to provide advice and assistance to residents in respect of this application, and to assist with drafting representations which focus on the relevant issues. Go to http://www.licensingadvice.org for further information.
Richard can be contacted on 020 7706 6029 and firstname.lastname@example.org
The Betfred licensing application documents can be viewed on the Council’s website- http://idoxpa.westminster.gov.uk/online-applications/licencingApplicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=NLVB56RP0JT00