Former Epping Magistrates' Court is put on sale by agent Jones Lang LaSalle

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The former magistrates' court in Epping The former magistrates' court in Epping

THE FORMER magistrates' court in Epping has been put on the market.

The court was one of 142 closed last year as part of a Government drive to make the justice system more efficient.

Now the building, located in Star Lane behind the town's police station, has been put up for sale by HM Courts and Tribunals Service.

Offers in excess of £500,000 are invited for the three-storey red brick court house, for which estate agents Jones Lang LaSalle suggest 'a range of alternative uses would be appropriate, including office and residential.'

 

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5:19pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Jay Bee says...

I look forward to this becoming Epping's next nightspot ...
I look forward to this becoming Epping's next nightspot ... Jay Bee
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5:22pm Tue 13 Nov 12

setrac says...

Jay Bee wrote:
I look forward to this becoming Epping's next nightspot ...
NOOOOOOOOO!
[quote][p][bold]Jay Bee[/bold] wrote: I look forward to this becoming Epping's next nightspot ...[/p][/quote]NOOOOOOOOO! setrac
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9:43pm Tue 13 Nov 12

happydays999 says...

Why Oh Why....
Why Oh Why.... happydays999
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8:18am Wed 14 Nov 12

UKIP-local says...

This is all part of a programme to centralise aspects of the criminal justice system into a small number of "silos". Away from the public and convenient only for the administration.

Magistrates will be gradually phased out in favour of career judges.

The public will have to travel further to try to get justice, whether as victim, accused or witness.

I expect there will be one police silo and one central court complex in each "sub-regional authority" before long.

We don't want this and the magistrates don't want it but the political class want it. How can it be more "efficient" when it is so remote the people will not be able to easily access it and see it.

This will be law-processing not open justice.

This will contribute to the death of the northern end of the High Street which the St Johns Road development will complete.
This is all part of a programme to centralise aspects of the criminal justice system into a small number of "silos". Away from the public and convenient only for the administration. Magistrates will be gradually phased out in favour of career judges. The public will have to travel further to try to get justice, whether as victim, accused or witness. I expect there will be one police silo and one central court complex in each "sub-regional authority" before long. We don't want this and the magistrates don't want it but the political class want it. How can it be more "efficient" when it is so remote the people will not be able to easily access it and see it. This will be law-processing not open justice. This will contribute to the death of the northern end of the High Street which the St Johns Road development will complete. UKIP-local
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5:02pm Wed 14 Nov 12

AirForceOne says...

UKIP is right. The ruling classes aren't interested in justice for people, just themselves. A visible magistrates court is good for law and order - just like a visible Police station. And visible Police for that matter.
Tories and new labour are obsessed with the idea of privately running things and being more "efficient". It might be on paper but not in the real world where real people exist.
UKIP is right. The ruling classes aren't interested in justice for people, just themselves. A visible magistrates court is good for law and order - just like a visible Police station. And visible Police for that matter. Tories and new labour are obsessed with the idea of privately running things and being more "efficient". It might be on paper but not in the real world where real people exist. AirForceOne
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