We all knew this was coming....indeed it even makes some sense that the Courts have closed....the modern world and all that. However, it is typical of this Government not even to acknowledge the service history of Wells and other towns to the Courts Service.
This link (http://www.justice.gov.uk/news/announcement180310a.htm) is the official statement ref. closure. It is as dead-pan as you can make press releases!
Wells has hosted the Courts over many centuries - the service it has provided (esp. in it's current building which is now the Town Hall) is credible and worthy.
Perhaps the Government doesn't care about previous service of any thing or any body! In which case, when this bunch are removed from office in May - this Labour Administration (97-10) will be no more than a bland footnote; they deserve to be nothing more!!
Pass the black caps please Usher.......