THE borough council has been given new powers to deal with gambling.
From September 1 the council will take over responsibility for regulating gambling from the magistrates court.
The council set the application fees for premises licences under the Gambling Act on May 29.
Anyone who wishes to hold a premises licence under the Gambling Act should apply to the council now.
If the council does not receive applications from existing operators by July 30 they cannot be sure of continuing to operate after September 1.
The fee for a converted premises licence for a business currently operating in the borough is £240.
Other fees, including the annual maintenance fee payable by each venue and fees for applications to vary a licence, have also been set.
Fees have been set to cover the estimated cost of dealing with applications, inspection and enforcement.
Permits for fruit machines in pubs are still issued by the council and the Government still sets the fees for these permits.
A full list of the premises licence fees set by the council can be obtained by contacting the licensing unit on email@example.com or 0151 356 6412.