Licenced Betting Offices in Harrow 2007-13

Richard Richardson made this Freedom of Information request to Harrow Borough Council

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Richard Richardson

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This means that licenced bookmakers whose licences have lapsed, been surrendered or have been revoked need to be included, just information of when the currently licenced premises were first licenced is potentially misleading when analysing the trend over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

Andy Appleby,

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Dear Sir/Madam
Thank you for your information request. We will forward it to the
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Harrow Council
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Richard Richardson

Dear Andy Appleby,

Has there been any progress with this FOI request which is now over the 20 working day limit?

Yours sincerely,

Richard Richardson

David Corby,

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Dear Mr Richardson,

Please find your response regarding betting shops attached.

Kind regards
David Corby
Environmental Services Manager- Community Engagement
EE-Support Services
[email address]

Richard Richardson

Dear David Corby,

Many thanks for this clear response
2007 - 39
2008 - 39
2009 - 39
2010 - 41
2011 - 46
2012 - 50
2013 - 51

Please can you confirm that bookies whose licences have been revoked/lapsed or surrendered have been included in these figures. I am almost certain that they have been but unfortunately other councils have left out closed shops from the figures, resulting in a cumulative trend.

I am pretty sure you have not done this but I would appreciate a confirmation of this given that others have failed to include closed shops

Once again thank you and apologies that I have to seek this confirmation when I suspect your figures are 100% correct and do include all shops

Thank you

Yours sincerely,

Richard Richardson

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