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Barrow Borough Council is responsible for several areas of licensing designed to protect public safety and promote public confidence in activities that may otherwise be open to exploitation.

In order to prevent and detect fraud, we may share information about you with other organisations including the Police, conduct searches about you using publicly available databases, check and/or share your details with fraud prevention and detection agencies.

Statement of Gambling Policy - Consultation

Barrow Borough Council is currently undertaking a review of its statement of Gambling Policy under the Gambling Act 2005 and is consulting with the Police and other interested parties.

As part of the review the council is taking the opportunity to invite residents and businesses on their opinion on how gambling licences should be managed.  A draft version of the policy has been produced and the period of consultation will  run between Tuesday 18th September and Tuesday 13th November 2018.

The Gambling Act 2005 introduced sweeping changes in the licensing of gambling and transferred authority from the Magistrates Courts’ to local authorities. The changes meant that:

The Gambling Commission license operating and personal licences and Local Authorities license the premises. Barrow Borough Council last published its Statement of Gambling Policy in 2016; this lasted for a period of three years and is now up for review. 

Copies of the draft policy are available on the council’s website, and from the Town Hall.  Any comments should be submitted in writing to Graham Barker, Public Protection Manager, Barrow Borough Council, Town Hall, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 2LD or by emailing commercial@barrowbc.gov.uk to be received no later than Tuesday 13th November 2018.

Public Registers

You can view the Licensing Public Registers held by Barrow Borough Council here.


Taxi and Private Hire Information and Application Forms
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Personal Licences, Premise Licences, Temporary Event Notices and application forms
Lotteries, Gaming Machines information and application forms
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Street Trading information and application forms
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Licensing Fees and Charges
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Street, Pub and House Collections; Animal Licensing; Tattoo, skin piercing; information and application forms