Licenced Betting Offices in West Dunbarthonshire 2007-13

Richard Richardson made this Freedom of Information request to West Dunbartonshire Licensing Board

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Richard Richardson

Dear West Dunbartonshire Licensing Board,

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This means that licenced bookmakers whose licences have lapsed, been surrendered or have been revoked need to be included, just information of when the currently licenced premises were first licenced is potentially misleading when analysing the trend over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

Jan Baldwin, West Dunbartonshire Licensing Board

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Heather Mackay, West Dunbartonshire Licensing Board

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Our Ref: FOI 14/1370612
Date:   08/04/2014     
If telephoning please ask for: Robert Mackie – Direct Line 01389738742
 
 

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Dear Mr Richardson,
 
RE:  FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
 
Thank you for your request for information which was received by West
Dunbartonshire Council on 03/04/2014 about:
 
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surrendered or have been revoked need to be included, just information of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.
 
 
Council’s Response
 
The information you requested is in the attached document.
 
This information has been disclosed in terms of the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002.  Information disclosed to you may be subject to
copyright laws.  By providing this information, West Dunbartonshire
Council does not waive copyright nor does it create or provide a right to
publish, disclose, reproduce, re-use or alter this information without
consent of those parties holding the copyright.
 
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* address your review request to Head of Legal, Democratic and
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Peter Hessett
Head of Legal, Democratic and Regulatory Services
West Dunbartonshire Council
Council Offices
Garshake Road
Dumbarton
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Email:        peter.hessett[1]@west-dunbarton.gov.uk
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Yours sincerely
 
 
 
Robert Mackie
Senior Officer (Licensing Services)
 
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Richard Richardson

Dear Heather Mackay,

Many thanks for your rapid and complete response:
2007 23 premises
2008 24 premises (2 granted, 1 surrendered on 17.04.08)
2009 24 premises (1 granted, 1 surrendered on 12.08.09)
2010 24 premises
2011 23 premises (1 surrendered on 24.02.11)
2012 24 premises (2 granted, 1 surrendered on 12.04.12)
2013 24 premises (1 granted, 1 surrendered on 10.05.13)

Excellent service, thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Richardson

Heather Mackay, West Dunbartonshire Licensing Board

I am currently out of the office and will return on Thursday 10 April 2014. If you have a FOI query please email: [email address].

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Unless expressly stated to the contrary, this email and its contents shall not have any contractually binding effect on West Dunbartonshire Council or its clients and any writings which are or could form the basis of any agreement are subject to contract.