Gwent magistrates' courts: consultation response

Government response on close consultation to Abergavenny Magistrates' Court and Caerphilly Magistrates' Court.


The department received 31 responses to this consultation.

As a result of this consultation, the Lord Chancellor, has decided that Abergavenny Magistrates’ Court and Caerphilly Magistrates’ Court should close.

The majority of the workload should then be moved to Newport Magistrates’ Court and Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court.

Following the response the local Judicial Business Group (JBG) is invited to consult on potential changes to Local Justice Area (LJA) boundaries.