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Temporary closure of Croydon Magistrates’ Court from September 2019

HM Courts & Tribunals Service is making plans for the temporary closure of Croydon Magistrates’ Court from the beginning of September 2019 until the end of the year, while we carry out work to the building.

Ministry of Justice building

The enabling works required need to be completed before we move additional court business into Croydon as part of wider work to make the best use of the most suitable buildings in the court estate, including the closure of Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court .

We have been working with contractors on what needs to be done to the Croydon Magistrates’ Court building to enable it to accommodate this extra work. The most recent and detailed reports have shown that more work is needed than was originally anticipated and will need the installation of site hoarding and internal scaffolding in the public concourse. As this would create too much disruption we will temporarily close the court for a few months while the work is carried out.

While the court is temporarily closed:

  • Criminal cases will be heard in Camberwell, Wimbledon and Lavender Hill
  • Family cases will be heard at Wandsworth County Court.

We will be updating local court users directly and will update this page with dates as soon as they are confirmed.

Published 23 July 2019
Last updated 12 August 2019 + show all updates
  1. Clarification that family cases will be heard at Wandsworth County Court
  2. First published.