Current consultations

Current consultations​


Draft Revised Statement of Principles 2022 - 2025 Consultation

Under the Gambling Act 2005, the Council as the Licensing Authority has a legal duty to review, revise and republish its Statement of Principles at least every three years.

The Statement of Principles outlines how the Council will administer and enforce its duties under the Gambling Act 2005 and how decisions are made in accordance with the three licensing objectives. The licensing objectives are:

  • a. preventing gambling from being a source of crime and disorder, being associated with crime and disorder or being used to support crime,
  • b. ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way, and
  • c. protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling.

The Council is inviting comments on the draft revised Statement of Principles for 2022 - 2025 from all interested parties including residents, councillors, relevant organisations and licence holders. The proposal is to make only minor changes to the document, for example, to address details due to the Council having relocated since the last review.

These minor changes can be seen as red text throughout the document.

The consultation period will run from 3rd June 2021 until 12th August 2021.

Comments can be emailed for the attention of Rebecca Tuck to or posted to:

Rebecca Tuck
Community Wellbeing Team
Gloucester City Council
Shire Hall
Westgate Street

Common Licensing Standards for Licensing Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers in Gloucestershire Consultation

In July 2020, the Secretary of State for Transport issued a new set of ‘Statutory Taxi and Private Hire Standards’ to Licensing Authorities aimed at safeguarding
children and vulnerable adults.

Following the publication of the Department for Transport standards the licensing authorities in Gloucestershire have collectively undertaken a review of their Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policies and have produced a County wide approach.

Having one ‘common standard’ would mean the same high licensing standards would apply anywhere in the county.

The statutory standards and proposed common standards for Gloucestershire do not cover vehicle criteria and conditions and the Licensing Authorities in Gloucestershire will, in due course, undertake further consultation on these matters.

Cheltenham Borough Council is hosting a central consultation with countywide agencies and other bodies but each local authority is undertaking consultation with its local taxi and private hire trade and local communities.

We would therefore welcome comments on the Draft Common Standards for Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers in Gloucestershire.

Click here to view the document:Common Standards for Licensing Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers

All comments must be received no later than 6th July 2021. Comments must be submitted in writing to either or Licensing Section, Gloucester City Council, Shire Hall, Westgate Street, GL1 2TG.

Fixing Hackney Carriage Fees




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