BATLEY and Dewsbury Magistrates Court is to close next month.
The Ministry of Justice confirmed that the court will hear its last cases on March 30. Also closing is Dewsbury County Court.
It’s a shame really as it proves to be yet another nail in the coffin of this once great town.
A lot of locals will be worried as this move now takes away commerce from the town and a lot of local people will now face job losses or the prospect of having to commute to Huddersfield.