Corpus Christi Social Club Sets Out New Licence Application!

After speaking with many local residents, about the reopening of the Corpus Christi Social Club. My opinion is that most of them, have been mostly excited at the prospect of this important social and leisure facility springing back into life! The Closure of this longstanding Social Centre had robbed the local community of an important leisure and social centre. There were many people who approached me at the time horrified that the community had lost a much loved facility.

So this next bit of information will I expect be greeted with huge interest by our community.

The New Owners of the Corpus Christi Social Centre (2022), Ashmore Avenue, Wolverhampton, WV11 2LH – have now set out their new application for Licencing.

Councillor Phil Bateman said “This is the program of events and times that the new owners will be seeking licencing approval from The City Council Licensing Authority for.

The application is as follows:

Films, Live Music, Performances of Dance
Monday to Sunday 1200 to 0000 Hours

Indoor Sporting Events
Monday to Sunday 1000 to 0000 Hours

Recorded Music
Monday to Sunday 1000 to 0030 Hours

Late night Refreshments
Monday to Sunday 2300 to 0000 Hours

Supply of Alcohol on the premises
Monday to Thursday 1000 to 0000 Hours
Friday to Saturday 1000 to 0100 Hours
Sunday 1100 to 0030

Councillor Bateman further added ” Read on and you will see the requirement of the Social Club to also display their application. The City Councils Licensing Authority will be expecting the applicant to have displayed a blue notice outlining details of the application at the premises for a period of not less than 28 days. ”

Councillor Bateman went onto say “The public can make any representations as they may wish to make in regard to the application. Residents and the community must however understand that any comments they make must be made in writing and received no later than 21st March 2022 to Licensing Services.

A notice will also appear in the local press,to this end also.

If you want to make any representations, those representations, must be relevant to the application that has been made and not just generalised comments. I hope that this is clear. Finally -Representations must be in relation to the Licensing Objectives only. Personal references and or none Licensing Objective comments will not be taken into account.”

Residents and the Community at large must also be aware that – For a Representation to be accepted, It must be in the time period set out above; It must be in writing (email is acceptable); It shall be concerning how the likely effect a grant of licence would not promote the four Licensing Objectives.

1. Prevention of Crime and Disorder
2. Public Safety
3. Prevention of Public Nuisance
4. Protection of Children from Harm

For further information on the application or if you require any additional assistance or clarification, please contact

Anita Chonk
Senior Licensing & Compliance Officer
Tel. Office: 01902 553834


Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more