NEW HOPE FOR INNOVATIVE COURT SERVICES IN EVESHAM
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NEW HOPE FOR INNOVATIVE COURT SERVICES IN EVESHAM

The Ministry of Justice has responded positively to suggestions from town MP Peter Luff that new technologies could be used to continue providing county court services in Evesham after the closure of the court itself.

Justice Minister Jonathan Djanogly has written to Peter saying,

I am grateful to you and the CAB for thinking innovatively about how local people can continue to access justice. I would be interested for the CAB, the community contact centre and local court service management to discuss how the centre might be able to provide information about the county court to its users. Increasingly the services that were provided only at county court counters are now available over the telephone, by post and on-line. Anything we can do to ensure potential court users know how to access these services should be welcomed.

Commenting, Peter said,

Of course its sad the court itself will close, but, if the community works together, we can ensure the people who need these services most will be able to access them in Evesham rather than having to go all the way to Worcester. I am writing to the CAB and to Wychavon to encourage them to engage with the court service and develop a way forwards. Knowing both organisations well, Im sure they will not really need my encouragement!

ENDS


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