Highgate Magistrates’ Court closed by government

Bishops Road court is one of nearly 100 to be closed nationwide

HIGHGATE Magistrates’ Court will be closed by the government in a bid to save funds.

Known also as Haringey Magistrates’, the Bishops Road court is one of 93 nationwide to be shut alongside 49 County Courts, Justice Minister Jonathan Djanogly announced this afternoon.

A total of 10 magistrates’ courts and five county courts escaped the axe following a consultation by the Government.

It is estimated the closures will save the government at least �15m a year in running costs, plus an extra �22m in maintaining the buildings.

Mr Djanogly said the programme would make the justice system “better, more efficient and more modern”.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter