Residents of the borough are being urged to apply to become a magistrate following a shortage of volunteers. There are now vacancies at courts throughout the region including Wigan & Leigh Magistrates Court.
Magistrates contribute to the judiciary system in the most exceptional ways – giving their considerable skills, experience and time in a voluntary manner. Recruitment has now opened and the campaign will continue over the summer.
Application forms and further information on how to become a magistrate are available at www.gov.uk/become-magistrate
or you can contact the HR team if you have any queries at