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Have your say on policing as PCC and Chief Constable come to Long Stratton

Police and Crime Commissioner Lorne Green will again be taking his regular public meeting and policing Q&A ‘on the road’ as he holds the county’s Chief Constable to account.

On Tuesday 14 November, Lorne and Chief Constable Simon Bailey will head to South Norfolk for their Police Accountability Forum meeting – the first one since the Chief Constable announced his proposed changes to the county’s policing model.

The formal business of the meeting will focus on the progress being made by the Force in delivering the priorities set by the PCC in Norfolk’s Police and Crime Plan. Those priorities are based on what Norfolk residents told Lorne mattered most to them. He will be keen to seek reassurance from the Chief Constable on behalf of communities that sight of those priorities will not be lost as the change programme advances.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe this part of the meeting to find out more about policing and crime in South Norfolk, as well as how the Constabulary is working to support victims, reduce vulnerability, deliver a modern and innovative service, and ensure taxpayers’ money is used efficiently and effectively.

The meeting will then be followed by an opportunity for people to ask their crime and policing questions. Those attending the meeting will be the first to have direct public access to both the PCC and Chief Constable together since the Norfolk 2020 announcements were made. Those announcements include recruitment of more police officers, removal of the Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) role, plans for two new investigation hubs, and other changes to the police estate.

Lorne said: “Long Stratton will be the seventh location to host our regular public meeting and Q&A. We’ve had excellent turnouts in other areas, with all kinds of questions, observations and concerns shared with the Chief Constable and me on issues which clearly matter to local people.

“I’ve made a pledge to be visible, accessible and accountable to the people of Norfolk, and to ensure the Chief Constable and his officers are too. With some big announcements having been made by the Chief Constable since our last outing together, the people of South Norfolk and those attending from further afield will no doubt have questions to ask. I look forward to seeing them in Long Stratton next week.”

The location for Tuesday’s meeting, and public question and answer session, is South Norfolk House (South Norfolk Council offices), Cygnet Court, Long Stratton, NR15 2XE.
  • Police Accountability Forum meeting begins at 5pm (Read the agenda and reports)
  • The public question and answer session will follow at 7pm.