A CAMPAIGN to keep court cells in Wrexham has moved forward after the Government revealed proposals for the new cells had been given the go-ahead.

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The news was revealed in a letter to me from the Ministry of Justice which states: “I am pleased to inform you that proposals to create new custody facilities at Wrexham Law Courts have cleared internal governance and will now be progressed into a full programme.

“HMCTS is committed to the continual provision of criminal justice services in Wrexham and the decision to construct new custody facilities at Wrexham demonstrates this commitment.”

The news that a decision on building these cells has finally been made is very welcome -; however long it has taken.

The area around Wrexham’s Law Courts is set to change dramatically in the next few years, and without a firm commitment form the Government to provide new cells, many in Wrexham’s legal profession were concerned that the future of the courts could have been put at risk.

Wrexham is the largest town in North Wales, and deserves appropriate services. Government departments need to recognise this, and I am pleased that the Ministry of Justice has made clear its commitment to the town.

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