West Cumbria Court to Remain Open

Copeland MP: “Victory for Common Sense”11022016 West Cumbria Court

West Cumbrian MP, Jamie Reed has hailed a ‘victory for common sense’ as it has been confirmed by the Government that West Cumbria Magistrates’ C
ourt and County Court will be retained.

This comes after a long campaign by many in the community, including local law firms, to keep the threatened-court open.

Copeland MP, Jamie Reed said:

“This is a victory for common sense and for those who worked so hard, including local law firms to keep the court open and I pay tribute to the efforts of everyone involved.

“It is essential that local people can access services such as these in a timely manner.  Today’s good news means that people won’t have to travel to Barrow or Carlisle to access court services – a vital service for my constituents.

“Last summer I warned that the planned closure was completely unjustified and it would be wrong to expect people to travel for hours to access justice in our community.  It is only right then, that the Government have seen sense and West Cumbria Court will remain open.”