It is a legal requirement for councils to have a statement of principles that sets out how the council will carry out the duties required under the Gambling Act (2005).

The Council is required, by law, to review and publish its revised Statement every 3 years. It was last updated in 2018.

This letter summarises the key changes and next steps: download letter (PDF, 216KB) 

You can also download the draft revised statement of principles (PDF, 620KB) and Appendix 2 - glossary of terms (PDF, 29KB)

You can submit comments on the changes by emailing or by writing to:

The Licensing Team
Croydon Council
Place Department
Floor 6 Zone A
Bernard Weatherill House
8 Mint Walk
Croydon CR0 1EA

All comments must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 10 November 2021.

Responses will be considered and, where appropriate, will be incorporated into the final version of the Statement.

If you'd like this information in another format, email