Agenda item

    Community Lottery

    Decision:

    The Cabinet:

     

    1.1       Approved the establishment of a local lottery for Lichfield District and the attached Business Case.

     

    1.2       Approved the preferred option to appoint an External Lottery Management (ELM), approve a waiver of the contract procedure rules and authorise the Cabinet Member Housing and Communities, in consultation with the Head of Regulatory Services Housing and Wellbeing to appoint Gatherwell Ltd as the ELM for a period of 3 years.

     

    1.3       Agreed that the Head of Regulatory Services Housing and Wellbeing and the Partnerships, Community Safety & Licensing Manager be appointed to be responsible for holding the licence and submitting the necessary application to the Gambling Commission and to approve good causes applications to raise funds through the lottery.

     

    1.4       Agreed that Authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing and the Head of Regulatory Services, Housing and Wellbeing to determine a name for the Lottery.

     

    1.5       Recommended that Council approve the policies listed below to govern the operation of the lottery and that the Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, in consultation with the Head of Regulatory Services Housing and Wellbeing be authorised to make any minor amendments that may be required to the policies in the future:

     

    ·      Social Responsibility in Gambling

    ·      Protection from Crime and Disorder

    ·      Implementation Procedures

    ·      Fair and Open Gambling

    ·      Children and Vulnerable Person Protection

     

    1.6       Agreed that the Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, in consultation with one of the license holders, is authorised to determine if any good cause should be removed or rejected from being a member of the lottery.

     

    1.7       Appointed We Love Lichfield (administered/governed by the Community Foundation for Staffordshire) to distribute the share of the proceeds the Council is allocated to distribute (10%) received from the lottery on the same basis as they administer the Council’s Small Grants Fund.

     

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