Licenced Betting Offices in Waveney 2007-13

Richard Richardson made this Freedom of Information request to Waveney District Council

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Richard Richardson

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

Yours faithfully,

Richard Richardson

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Dear Mr Richardson

Freedom of Information Request: Acknowledgement

Thank you for your request received on 31/03/14 requesting information about licensed betting offices.

This request has been allocated a reference number of 13368.

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Right2Know,

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Dear Mr Richardson

Freedom of Information Requests - 31529 (SCDC) & 13368 (WDC)

I am writing in response to your recently submitted Freedom of Information requests regarding how many Licensed Betting Offices were licensed in the borough in each year from 2007 to 2013.

Our licensing team have provided the attached reply.

I trust the information provided answers your enquiry, but should you have any further queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

If you are not happy with the way in which your request has been handled you should contact the Information Rights Officer at Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils or email [email address]

Kind Regards,

Freedom of Information Team
Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils (in partnership)
Ref: 31529/13368

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Richard Richardson

Dear Right2Know,

Thanks for this response but it is pretty incomprehensible. It consists of three tables of seemingly unrelated tables of information, without a clear definition of what each purports to represent.

What I want to understand is fairly simple. How many bookies were operating in each year 2007-2013 and for that period the council had a statutory duty to maintain the register and make it available for inspection.

If you could just give me a copy of the register or preferably one filtered to only include bookmaker licenses I can calculate the totals myself, this split of three tables is just impossible to reconcile.

How many bookies were operating in:
2007 -
2008 -
2009 -
2010 -
2011 -
2012 -
2013 -

should be easy to determine given the statutory register.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Richardson

Richard Richardson

Dear Right2Know,

Has there been any progress on this request which is now over the 20 day limit suggested by the ICO?

Please note that I want to understand the number of bookmakers operating in each year and so I need to know how many licences were issued in each year and also how many ended by being revoked/surrendered or lapsed.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Richardson

Right2Know,

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Dear Mr Richardson,

we responded to your requests on 14th April 2014.
Please find a copy of our reply attached.

kind regards
Sara Barratt
Freedom of Information Team
Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils (in partnership)
[Waveney District Council request email]
www.suffolkcoastal.gov.uk
www.waveney.gov.uk

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Right2Know,

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Dear Mr Richardson,

we responded to your requests on 14th April 2014.
Please find a copy of our reply attached.

kind regards
Sara Barratt
Freedom of Information Team
Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils (in partnership)
[Waveney District Council request email]
www.suffolkcoastal.gov.uk
www.waveney.gov.uk

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Richard Richardson

Dear Right2Know,

I received your reply dated 14th April, this was my reply dated 15th April
Dear Right2Know,

Thanks for this response but it is pretty incomprehensible. It consists of three tables of seemingly unrelated tables of information, without a clear definition of what each purports to
represent.

What I want to understand is fairly simple. How many bookies were operating in each year 2007-2013 and for that period the council had a statutory duty to maintain the register and make it available for inspection.

If you could just give me a copy of the register or preferably one filtered to only include bookmaker licenses I can calculate the totals myself, this split of three tables is just impossible to
reconcile.

How many bookies were operating in:
2007 -
2008 -
2009 -
2010 -
2011 -
2012 -
2013 -

should be easy to determine given the statutory register.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Richardson

Right2Know,

Dear Mr Richardson,

Please accept our apologies, your emails of 15th April were misfiled and had been overlooked.

I have forwarded your comments to our Licensing team and asked them to respond as a matter of urgency. I will forward their response to you as soon as possible.

kind regards

Sara Barratt
Freedom of Information Team
Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils (in partnership)
[Waveney District Council request email]
www.suffolkcoastal.gov.uk
www.waveney.gov.uk

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Right2Know,

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Dear Mr Richardson,

Please find attached some more detailed information from our licensing teams.

I hope that this now answers your query.
The information is in slightly different formats for each authority as historically it has been held on differing systems.

Please do contact us if you have any further queries.

Many thanks,
Sara Barratt
FOI Team
Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils (in partnership)
[Waveney District Council request email]

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Right2Know,

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Dear Mr Richardson,

attached are the updated responses in Excel format, we have already sent them in PDF format.

regards

Sara Barratt
FOI Team
Suffolk Coastal & Waveney District Councils (in partnership)
[Waveney District Council request email]

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Richard Richardson

Dear Right2Know,

Many thanks for this clear and complete response
Waveney
2007 - 12
2008 - 14 (+3 -1)
2009 - 15 (+3 -2)
2010 - 15
2011 - 14 (+3 -4)
2012 - 15 (+2 -1)
2013 - 15

Suffolk Coastal
2007 - 12
2008 - 6 (+1 -7)
2009 - 6
2010 - 6
2011 - 6
2012 - 7 (+1)
2013 - 8 (+1)

Thank you

Yours sincerely,

Richard Richardson