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PCC continues tour of county to talk about what matters most to people about policing

Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner will continue his tour of the county in December to talk to residents about the current and future challenges facing policing in Norfolk. 

PCC Giles Orpen-Smellie has so far visited areas including Downham Market, Gorleston, Norwich and Great Yarmouth and is now planning visits to the Breckland, West, North and South areas of Norfolk. 

Giles will be at the following locations with local officers and is keen to speak to as many people as possible about any policing concerns, they may have, while gauging public opinion and perception of the police and highlighting resourcing challenges and requirements. 

Meet your PCC:

The meeting at Thetford Library on 8 December has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. Giles will now be at the library in January. See below.

Friday 9 December – 10am to 2pm, Cromer Library, Prince of Wales Road, Cromer, NR27 9HS.

Friday 9 December – 3pm to 5pm, North Walsham Library, New Road, North Walsham, NR28 9DE.

Tuesday 13 December – 11.30am to 12.30pm, Fakenham Library, Oak Street, Fakenham, NR21 9DY.

Tuesday 13 December – 10am to 11am, Holt Library, 9 Church Street, Holt, NR25 6BB.

Wednesday 14 December - 10am to 12 noon, Swaffham Community Centre, Campingland, Swaffham, PE37 7RB.

Wednesday 14 December – 1pm to 3pm, Dereham Library, 59 High Street, Dereham, NR19 1DZ.

Thursday 15 December – 2pm to 4pm, Diss Library, Church Street, Diss, IP22 4DD.

Friday 16 December – 1pm to 3pm, Wymondham Library, Back Lane, Wymondham, NR18 0QB.

Thursday 5 January 2023 – 10am to 1pm, Thetford Library, Raymond Street, Thetford, IP24 2EA.

PCC Giles Orpen-Smellie, said: “The aim of the events is for me to speak to as many residents as possible about any issues they may have while explaining the demands on policing and challenges my policing colleagues face currently and in the future. 

“To ensure I can truly understand public opinion and perception of the police locally, it is crucial I visit local areas to better understand grass route issues and explain the role of myself and police colleagues in addressing such matters.” 

The PCC will also be holding his next live question and answer session with the county’s Chief Constable Paul Sanford in King’s Lynn on Tuesday 13 December between 6pm and 8pm. The event will be held at The Place, 23 New Conduit Street, King’s Lynn, PE30 1DE. All are welcome.

“The question-and-answer session is a perfect opportunity for residents to hear first-hand from myself and Paul Sanford and I would encourage as many people as possible to attend,” added Giles.