Responsible authorities are public bodies that must be notified of all applications and are entitled to make representations to the licensing authority if they are relevant to the licensing objectives.  Section 157 of the Gambling Act 2005 (the Act) defines those as:

Section 211 (4) of the Act provides that in relation to a vessel, but to no other premises, responsible authorities should also include navigation authorities within the meaning of Section 221 of the Water Resources Act 1991 that have functions in relation to the waters where the vessel is usually moored or berthed or in any waters where it is proposed to be navigated at a time when it is used for licensable activities.  These would include:

The Responsible Authorities in Bath and North East Somerset are:

Licensing Services

Bath & North East Somerset Council
Lewis House
Manvers Street
Bath
BA1 1JG
licensing@bathnes.gov.uk

The Gambling Commission

Victoria Square House
Victoria Square
Birmingham
B1 4BP
info@gamblingcommission.gov.uk

Police

Avon & Somerset Constabulary
PO Box 3259
Bristol
BS2 2EJ

Telephone 0117 945 5172
liquorlicensing@avonandsomerset.pnn.police.uk

Fire Brigade

The Licensing Team
Avon Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters
Temple Back
Bristol
BS1 6EU
BathCFSEnquiries@avonfire.gov.uk

Environmental Health/Environmental Protection

Environmental Health Protection Manager
Bath & North East Somerset Council
Lewis House
Manvers Street
Bath
BA1 1JG
environmental_protection@bathnes.gov.uk

Planning

Planning Services
Bath & North East Somerset Council
Lewis House
Manvers Street
Bath
BA1 1JG
development_management@bathnes.gov.uk

Child Protection

Local Safeguarding Children Board
PO Box 3343
Bath
BA1 2ZH
child_protection@bathnes.gov.uk

HM Revenue & Customs

HM Revenue & Customs
National Registration Unit
Portcullis House
21 India Street
Glasgow
G2 4PZ
nrubetting&gaming@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk

 

If the premises is a boat the following are also Responsible Authorities:

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Cardiff Marine Office
Anchor Court
Keen Road
Cardiff
CF24 5JW
nick.sheldon@mcga.gov.uk

Environment Agency

The Environment Agency
South West Regional Office
Manley House
Kestrel Way
Exeter
EX2 7LQ
enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk

Canal and River Trust

Canal and River Trust
Head Office
First Floor North,
Station House
500 Elder Gate
Milton Keynes
MK9 1BB
customer.services@canalrivertrust.org.uk

 

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