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Magistrates court again leaves Winchester
MAGISTRATES have stopped sitting at Winchester Law Courts after a temporary relocation from Basingstoke.
The magistrates returned to Winchester last September to allow for a revamp in Basingstoke.
Their sitting in Winchester was for the first time since the local courts closed in 1995.
Now rebuilding work at Basingstoke has finished, some three months late, and its work resumed on Monday, October 1.
The two magistrates’ courts in Winchester closed in the mid-1990s amid much controversy that the county town should be without one.
Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court has been extended to create a county court.