Castleford social club applies for permission to sell alcohol just weeks after licence is revoked

An application has been submitted to sell booze at a Castleford social club, a month after it was stripped of its licence for violence.

Thursday, 27th February 2020, 1:58 pm
Updated Thursday, 27th February 2020, 1:58 pm
An application has been submitted to sell booze at a Castleford social club, a month after it was stripped of its licence for violence.

The Ex-Services Club on Powell Street was refused a court appeal in January after Wakefield Council decided to revoke the premises’ licence in light of several altercations.

The club was initially warned to tighten up on security, but following further incidents was hauled before the licensing committee last year where the licence was revoked.

The incidents included a glassing while an altercation caught on CCTV showed a committee member attacking a drinker, leaving him almost unconscious.

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The Castleford branch of the Royal British Legion has now applied to re-open the site and sell alcohol from 11am to 11.30pm daily, and until 10.30pm on Sundays.

The club had been called the Royal British Legion before its name was switched to the Ex-Services Club.