The MoJ has published the list of county courts that will be closed in England and Wales. The BBC has the full list here (it includes county courts and magistrates’ courts).
The government claims that 85% of people will still be within 1 hr (by public transport) of a county court, but, to paraphrase a great man, that seems to me to be using statistics as a drunken man uses a lamppost – for support, rather than illumination. As anyone who has ever defended a rent arrears possession in, say, Kidderminster County Court can tell you, the odds of your client making it to Kidderminster are remote and the odds of making it to Birmingham (which, presumably, is where the work will go), at a cost of several pounds in public transport, are, to put it mildly, vanishingly small.
And so we say, so long Epsom, farewell Redditch, au revoir Cheltenham and auf wiedersehen Kidderminster. I’ve got no doubt that the government has a great plan to ensure all of your citizens have access to high quality justice. They just haven’t told us what it is yet.