Gambling and Licensing Act Policies

We are seeking views from interested residents and stakeholders on draft Gambling and Licensing Act policies which have been updated in accordance with the Licensing Act 2003 and the Gambling Act 2005. 

This consultation is now closed

Licensing Policy

The council issues licences to supply alcohol, provide entertainment or hold a one off event.   


Powys has over 1000 licensed premises including:

  • Pubs, bars and nightclubs
  • Cinemas
  • Theatres
  • Schools and Community Premises
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels & Guest Houses
  • Members Clubs
  • Shops and Supermarkets
  • Late Night Food Venues 



Download the draft Licensing Policy

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Gambling Policy

The council is responsible for licensing premises in the county to site a gaming machine or allow gambling on their premises.

Powys currently has 50 premises benefiting from a club premises certificate issued under the Licensing Act 2003, the South of Powys is home to the largest number of clubs, of these currently 20 of benefit from either a Club Gaming Permit or Club Machine Permit which permits higher pay out machines.

There are roughly 400 pub/bars in Powys of which half benefit from a notification authorising up to 2 category D machines, only 3 premises benefit from a Gaming Machine Permit authorising more than 2 such machines.

The area hosts a number of temporary gambling activities notably trotting races authorised by way of Temporary use notices.

Download the draft Gambling Policy

Send comments by email:

* Note: Draft documents are available in English only. Approved documents will be available bilingually.