West Norfolk residents urged to take part in police consultation

Lorne Green Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner ANL-160705-081523009
Lorne Green Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner ANL-160705-081523009
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People in West Norfolk are being urged to have their say on how the borough is policed as part of the development of a new strategy for the county.

Residents have until August 12 to take part in the survey, which was launched by Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner, Lorne Green, last month.

And the borough is one of several parts of the county where he is especially keen to hear what people think.

Mr Green said: “As PCC, I am responsible for setting the direction for how we, as a county, tackle crime and disorder and keep our communities safe”

“I want that direction to be shaped by the views and needs of Norfolk’s residents.

“There’s still time to make your views count. I’d particularly like to hear from more people living in the Great Yarmouth area, in North Norfolk, and in King’s Lynn and West Norfolk.”

The consultation is taking place as part of work to develop a new police and crime plan for the county, which will cover the duration of Mr Green’s four year term in office.

The document, which is expected to be published in the autumn, will set out police priorities, the resources to be made available to the force and how performance will be assessed.

Mr Green said that more than 2,000 people had already taken part in the consultation.

All the responses will be published once the consultation ends on August 12.

But, despite what he described as the emergence of some “clear priorities” from those who have taken part so far, he said he would not reveal what they are at this stage, because of the risk of influencing other people.

Residents can submit their views by phoning 01953 424455, emailing TellLorne@norfolk.pnn.police.uk or writing to the commissioner’s office at Building 8, Jubilee House, Falconers Chase, Wymondham, NR18 0WW.

An online survey is also avaliable at www.norfolk-pcc.gov.uk.