More betting shops per capita in Southend than anywhere else in Essex
March 26, 2014 1 Comment
There is some interesting information on gambling in The Guardian (Gambling map of England). I have extracted some data for Essex. This shows that my borough of Southend-on-Sea is the most saturated in terms of betting shops.
|authority||Number of people per betting shop licence (people over 15
years of age)
|Ranking all local authorities on a scale of deprivation (where 1 is most deprived and 4 is least deprived) this borough is
I feel somewhat justified in my campaigning on gambling. I have never been one for banning, but I do worry about the spread of betting shops, especially as I represent a ward with two high streets.
The deprivation ranking is also noteworthy.