Consultation outcome

Avon and Somerset local justice areas: proposed merger

This consultation has concluded

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Consultation response

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Detail of outcome

This post-consultation report for the consultation paper, the report covers:

  • background to the report
  • summary of the responses to the report
  • detailed response to the specific questions raised in the report
  • next steps following this consultation

Original consultation


Proposals to merge local justice areas for magistrates' court cases in Avon and Somerset.

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Consultation description

The consultation asks for views on proposals to merge some of the local justice areas in Avon and Somerset:

  • Bristol
  • Gloucestershire
  • North Avon
  • Somerset

The proposals include 2 options for merging the existing benches.


Published 18 May 2016
Last updated 15 September 2016 + show all updates
  1. Consultation response published.
  2. First published.