Aylesbury Magistrates Court proposed for closure

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Aylesbury Magistrates Court could be closed under new plans announced by the Justice Secretary Michael Gove today (Thursday).

A consultation has been launched on plans to close 91 courts across the country, as part of Government plans to reform courts and tribunals in England and Wales.

Aylesbury Magistrates Court, based in Walton Street, which also houses the county and family courts, is one of those earmarked for closure.

The document appears to suggest that the crown court, currently located in Market Square, would then be re-located to the magistrates building.

The nearest magistrates courts to Aylesbury are in Wycombe and Milton Keynes – which are not proposed for closure.

The consultation covers the proposed closure of 57 magistrates, 19 county, two crown and nine combined courts plus four tribunal hearing centres.

It closes on October 8 and can be viewed in full here on the Ministry of Justice website.