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Diss next stop for Norfolk PCC's policing and crime Q&A

Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and Chief Constable will be answering questions from the public at a Q&A event in South Norfolk next week.

PCC Lorne Green and Chief Constable Simon Bailey will host the event at Diss’ Corn Hall on Monday 11 March to give people the opportunity to share views, issues or concerns about crime and policing in their area.

The regular Q&A events are part of the PCC’s ongoing pledge to give the public access to the county’s senior officers while ensuring he and the wider police service are visible, accessible and accountable to all.

“As Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, it is important I continue to listen and take on board any concerns people may have about policing in the county,” said Lorne.

“It’s public feedback like that which helps me fulfil the different responsibilities which come with my role  - including setting crime reduction priorities, providing victim support services and holding our police force to account on behalf of the communities it serves.”

The Diss event is the second Q&A of 2019, with the PCC and Chief Constable already having visited The Forum in Norwich early in the new year. In 2018, five Q&A sessions were hosted across the county, with events in Watton, Downham Market, Great Yarmouth, Cromer and Taverham.

The PCC added: “My undertaking has been, and remains, to give every man, woman and child in our county the opportunity to influence local policing where they live.

“The forthcoming Q&A in Diss completes a full cycle of events, taking in each of the county’s districts.

“The Norfolk public has really bought into these events, which provide a unique opportunity to address their questions, concerns and ideas directly to the people in charge of Norfolk’s policing service.”

The Q&A will be held on Monday 11 March at 6pm in The Corn Hall, St Nicholas Street, Diss, IP22 4LB.