GREEN STREET BETTING SHOP: Judge overturns council’s decision on gambling outlet

Newham Council, the local governing authority for the borough of Newham in east London, has had its attempt to stop a bookmakers opening in one of the borough’s popular shopping streets overturned by a magistrate. Betting shop company Paddy Power, one of the largest providers of gaming services in the British Isles, had earmarked the site of a former restaurant at the junction of Green Street and Plashet Grove to open a betting shop in its bid to attract punters in the Upton Park area. However Paddy Power’s application for an operator’s licence was rejected by the council, who feared … Continue reading GREEN STREET BETTING SHOP: Judge overturns council’s decision on gambling outlet