Gambling Policy review

Trafford Council is currently reviewing its gambling policy, with the intention that any amended policy will become effective in January 2019. 

The Council is consulting a range of bodies as part of this process including those that represent residents, local businesses, premises licence holders and other interested parties in the Trafford area.

Our Statement of Gambling Policy is a document we must produce by law. It sets out our approach to gambling licensing in Trafford.  It gives clear guidance to licence holders, applicants and people who may comment on licence applications of our policies and expectations. We are legally obliged to have regard to our Statement of Gambling Policy when we make decisions on licence applications or reviews. 

Our new draft Statement of Gambling Policy 2019-2018 is now available and we welcome your comments on the changes we are proposing to make. 

You can also view a copy of the draft policy at our offices during office hours which are Monday to Friday 10am –1pm and 2pm – 4pm at Licensing Office, Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford, M32 0TH.

If you would prefer we can email you an electronic copy of the draft policy. Please email your request to

Any comments should be sent to the Licensing Office by 5pm on the 31 August 2018.