Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

If you could provide the following details, I would be most grateful:

1 - How many betting shops have been set up on the Wirral Borough between 2010 - 2019, and how many are fully licensed?
2 - How many, if any, have had their licenses revoked?
3 - What percentage of these shops are in areas of deprivation?
4 - From January 2017 - January 2018, how many applications were made to set up these kinds of stalls, and how many were successful?
5 - From January 2018 - January 2019, how many applications were made to set up betting shops, and how many were successful?
6 - What plans do the council have moving forward to tackle issues relating to gambling addiction on the borough?

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

April Ryan

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear  Ms Ryan

 

Further to your recent Freedom of Information request, please see below
Wirral Council’s response to your enquiry.

 

 

1 - How many betting shops have been set up on the Wirral Borough between
2010 - 2019, and how many are fully licensed? - 12 licences have been
granted between 2010 and 2019, and 61 premises are currently licensed in
total.

 

2 - How many, if any, have had their licenses revoked? -  0

 

3 - What percentage of these shops are in areas of deprivation? -
Geographical information (ie address) for all licensed betting shops is
available via
[1]https://www.wirral.gov.uk/licences-and-p...

 

4 - From January 2017 - January 2018, how many applications were made to
set up these kinds of stalls, and how many were successful? - 0

 

5 - From January 2018 - January 2019, how many applications were made to
set up betting shops, and how many were successful? - 2 applications made
and both were successful

 

6 - What plans do the council have moving forward to tackle issues
relating to gambling addiction on the borough? - The Licensing Authority
is working with Wirral Ways to Recovery to provide training to staff to
identify issues relating to gambling addiction and to sign post
individuals to the appropriate support agencies.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Lynette Paterson

Principal Information Management Officer

Business Management

 

Treasury Building

Argyle Street

Birkenhead

Wirral

CH41 1AH

 

Tel: 0151 691 8201

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