Licenced Betting Offices in Gloucester 2007-13

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Richard Richardson

Dear Gloucester City Council,

Please could you release to me information on how many Licensed Betting Offices were licensed in the borough in each year from 2007 to 2013.

For clarity: I wish to understand the total number of bookmakers licenced in each year 2007-13 and how that has changed over time.

This means that licenced bookmakers whose licences have lapsed, been surrendered or have been revoked need to be included, just information of when the currently licenced premises were first licenced is potentially misleading when analysing the trend over time.

Some councils make their current register available online,
unfortunately this gives just the current number not the historic trend.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Richardson

Ruth Silk, Gloucester City Council

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Thank you for your request for information received on 1^^st April 2014.

Your request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(FOIA).

Please find below Gloucester City Council’s response to your request for
information. 

 

Please could you release to me information on how many Licensed Betting
Offices were

licensed in the borough in each year from 2007 to 2013.

Having consulted colleagues in Environmental Services I can confirm the
following figures:

YEAR    Licences in existence   Licences surrendered   
2007    15      1      
2008    16      1      
2009    17      2      
2010    17      1      
2011    16      3      
2012    14      0      
2013    15      1      

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Gloucester City Council

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Richard Richardson

Dear Ruth Silk,

Thank you for this clear and complete rsponse

Yours sincerely,

Richard Richardson