Consultation on licensing and gambling policies

beer and gamble machine

Lewes District Council has launched a six week public consultation on two key policies that cover licensing and gambling.

The council is proposing various changes to its current licensing policy, including permissions for outside drinking areas and the hours of sale of alcohol by shops, stores and supermarkets.

The authority is also asking for views about the procedure for obtaining a permit for three or more gaming machines in licensed premises.

Councillor Sean Macleod, Chair of Licensing Committee, said: "I often think that the council's licensing role isn't as widely recognised and understood as it should be. It is a really important function and I know that many residents will have a view on these proposed changes in policy."

Residents can take part in the consultation by visiting

Alternatively you can submit your comments by email to

You can also contact Customer First to request the consultation information in a different language or format, such as paper copy. The closing date for responses is Monday 20 September at 5pm.