Ministry of Justice

Proposed closure of Widnes Magistrates’ Court

Reference Number : CP27/09

Status: Closed - with response

Open date: 13 October 2009

Close date: 05 January 2010

Responses published: 18 March 2010

A consulation on a proposal to close Widnes Magistrates' Court.

Consultation paper


There were nine responses to the consultation. We examined our proposal, and concluded that it remains the best option to ensure good, cost-effective court services for our users.