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Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner Lorne Green will this week be continuing his tour of the county to seek views from members of the public about the ‘A Case for Change’ fire consultation.
Lorne launched his public consultation on fire governance in the county on Wednesday 11 July.
Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service (NFRS) is currently governed by Norfolk County Council’s Communities Committee. Under the PCC’s proposal, Lorne would become the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC) with a pledge to give the NFRS operational and financial independence while ensuring it retains its cultural identity.
The PCC believes this is a much better way of working for a safer Norfolk and is keen to know what the Norfolk public, key stakeholders and partner agencies think.
Lorne will be at the following locations this week to speak with members of the public and allow them to have their say by taking part in the survey:
- Wymondham, Morrisons superstore, today (25 July) from 2pm.
- Downham Market town centre, Thursday 26 July, from 12.30pm.
- Thetford, Tesco superstore, Friday 27 July, 10am to 12 noon.
- Attleborough, Sainsbury’s superstore, Friday 27 July, 1.30pm to 3pm.
“It is important that I now hear the views of the people of Norfolk and key partners before I make any final decisions,” said Lorne.
“It has been really positive to have been able to speak face-to-face with so many members of the public already.
“I am looking forward to continuing my tour of the county and I hope as many people as possible will have their say. I await their views with interest.”
The ‘A Case for Change’ consultation will run until Wednesday 5 September 2018.
To have your say, take the ‘A Case for Change’ survey.
For a full background on the governance review click here.