Consultation outcome

Spalding Magistrates' Court: proposal on its future

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Impact assessment

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Detail of outcome

A total of 42 responses were received to the ‘Proposal on the future of Spalding Magistrates’ Court’ consultation. Following careful consideration of these responses, the government has decided to proceed with the closure of Spalding Magistrates’ Court.

This consultation response document provides a summary of the responses received, conclusions and next steps following the decision.

Original consultation


This is a consultation on a proposal to close Spalding Magistrates’ Court.

This consultation was held on another website.

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Consultation description

The court has not heard any cases since January 2014 due to the reduction in workload and poor standard of accommodation. The improvements needed to make the court operable would cost more than the value of the building.

All custodial work was transferred to Grantham Magistrates’ Court in July 2012. In January this year all remaining work was moved to Boston Magistrates’ Court which provides an excellent standard of facilities to all HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) users.

The proposals within this consultation aim to ensure our court estate is used more efficiently. The closure of Spalding Magistrates’ Court would offer HMCTS savings of around £40,000 a year.

The consultation is aimed at court users, magistracy, judiciary, and anyone else with an interest in the provision of local justice arrangements in Lincolnshire.

Published 1 July 2014
Last updated 25 November 2014 + show all updates
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