Councillors call for JP court closure u-turn

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Councillors debated the plans to close Cumbernauld Justice of the Peace Court during North Lanarkshire Council’s full meeting last Thursday.

Councillor Heather McVey lodged a motion calling for the local authority to ask the Scottish Government to reverse the decision.

Councillor Tom Johnston, however, argued against the motion.

A Scottish Government spokeswoman said the closure will take place in November.

For full story, see this week’s Cumbernauld News or Kilsyth Chronicle dated Wednesday, June 26.