Mayor renews call for betting shop curbs

Posted on June 18, 2013 by admin
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Hackney’s Mayor, Jules Pipe has responded to news that Newham Council has lost it’s battle to stop the betting shop chain Paddy Power opening yet another branch in its borough. ¬†Hackney, like Newham, has a very high number of betting shops, and over the past six years, Mayor Pipe has repeatedly made the case to Government Ministers that councils do not have the powers they need to stop the proliferation of betting shops on high streets, despite high levels of community concern.

Read the full article on Hackney Council News online.