GA05 Statement of principles

The Gambling Act 2005 requires the council to prepare, adopt and publish a "Statement of Principles" setting out the Licensing Authority's approach to applications under the Act and the information it expects applicants to provide.

Purpose of the Statement of Principles

The Statement of Principles guides the administration of licensing under the Gambling Act 2005 and will assist in ensuring that an appropriate balance is drawn between the interests of those wishing to provide and take part in legal gambling, and those who might be affected by such activities. The council continues to work with the Police, licence holders, responsible authorities and other agencies to achieve this objective.

The Gambling Act 2005 requires the council to review the Statement of Principles from time to time, at most in a three-yearly cycle.

A revised Statement of Principles was adopted by Eastleigh Borough Council on 11 November 2021, a copy is below, the policy will run from 31 January 2022 until 31 January 2025 inclusive.

Contacting the Licensing Team
Please note that these functions are administered by Southampton City Council's licensing team on behalf of Eastleigh Borough Council. 

Telephone: 023 8083 3002 (option 4, then option 1) 

Licensing Team 
Southampton and Eastleigh Licensing Partnership 
Civic Centre 
SO14 7LY

Document Exchange: DX 115710 Southampton 17

Opening hours:
Members of the Licensing Team are normally available on weekdays at the Civic Centre, Southampton, from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 4pm to assist personal callers.