COURT CLOSURES: THE HUMAN COSTS: WATCH THE MOVIE

Suffolk Law Centre has produced a short video, available on Youtube, to highlight the human impact of court closures.

THE VIDEO

The video shows the human cost (and the actual cost) of travelling to court centres that are now a long distance from the communities they are supposed to serve.  The journey costs £30.08 and takes more than 2 hours by train.

ANY MORE BUDDING FILM MAKERS OUT THERE?

Court closures took place based on (often inaccurate) statistics.  The human costs are ignored. Are there any other film makers who can show the journey from their home to the nearest court? Th

ALSO READ: SUE’S COURT GETS THE RUNAROUND

Sue James’ article in The Justice Gap – Selling off our courts is like selling off the family silver.

“My local court is closing for the third time. It’s hard not to take it personally. I don’t want it to close, as my work got transferred there just two years ago, when Hammersmith Court was shut. But the decision has been made. Meanwhile Hammersmith Court, newly built, still stands empty – now used for filming court room scenes.”