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Chance to see how Norfolk’s speeding enforcement teams work

Police and Crime Commissioner Lorne Green at last week's meeting in Cromer. Picture : ANTONY KELLY

Police and Crime Commissioner Lorne Green at last week's meeting in Cromer. Picture : ANTONY KELLY

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Road safety and speeding will be top of the agenda at a special police accountability forum meeting in Broadland on Tuesday, September 12.

Members of the public will be able to see how a police speed van works during a question and answer session with Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and Chief Constable Simon Bailey.

And members of Community Speed Watch (CSW) and community enforcement officers from Norfolk Constabulary will explain their roles and demonstrate their speed enforcement equipment – including the van.

Mr Green said: “Road safety is a big concern for many of Norfolk’s residents, with excessive speed being one of the Fatal 4 factors which put our road users at risk, which is why I have invested in a number of schemes to tackle speeding on our county’s roads.

“Enforcement of the law, alongside sustained education and awareness, will help keep our county’s roads safer for all who use them, and speed cameras have an important role to play in that.

“This is an ideal opportunity for members of the community to see first-hand how our committed speeding enforcement teams operate.”

The meeting will come just a week after Mr Green chaired a special meeting in Cromer dedicated to the police response to the disorder in the seaside town over the weekend of August 18-20.

Mr Bailey will update the meeting on the review of policing in the Cromer area over that weekend.

Other matters will include policing performance in the district and the introduction of 24 members of the Special Constabulary to the Rural Crime Force.

Mr Green added: “This will be the sixth time we have taken our meetings on tour. We’ve had an excellent cross-section of the community in Dereham, Great Yarmouth, King’s Lynn, Norwich and Cromer and we will be heading to south Norfolk in November.

“When I became PCC my pledge was to be visible, accessible and accountable and that is exactly what I continue to be.”

There are 758 CSW volunteers in the county – an increase of nearly 15pc on last year.

The meeting is scheduled for 5pm at Aylsham town hall with a public question and answer session at 7pm.

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