7 Noise Complaints Made in Wakefield Every Day

More than 2 and a half thousand noise nuisance calls were made to Wakefield Council last year - it's been revealed.

And there are now fears that the potential closure of the Magistrates Court could stop trouble-makers being brought to justice.

An average of 7 calls per day were made, and councillor Maureen Cummings says the issue does need to be tackled.

She's told Ridings FM that not all cases do end up with a court hearing - but she worries that if plans to close the court do go ahead, problems will escalate:

"Attrition rates particularly since Pontefract Magistrates closed have gone up because people aren't getting to court and they're dropping the cases.

"If we have to go to Leeds then they'll drop off altogether." 

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