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”.