Stop closure of Cambridge magistrates court


Cambridgeshire Liberal Democrats are trying to stop the closure of the Magistrate Court.

The court serves residents across Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire and even East Cambridgeshire. The magistrates court in Ely was closed a few years ago, when people were told they would have to use the Cambridge court.

As a result of the proposed closure people from Cambridge and Ely will be forced to travel to Huntingdon or Peterborough to attend a hearing.  For the majority of people this will result in an increase in travel costs, particularly when public transport connections are limited.

The step will also dilute the sense of place and the mutual community responsibility valuable in underpinning the most local level of the justice system.

South East Cambridgeshire MP Lucy Frazer is Minister of Justice and could help to save the court from closure.


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