What are the issues with crime and policing in the Downham Market area?

PUBLISHED: 11:23 19 April 2018 | UPDATED: 11:36 19 April 2018

Norfolk police and crime commissioner Lorne Green.

Norfolk police and crime commissioner Lorne Green. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

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Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner and Chief Constable will be answering questions from the public at a special event in West Norfolk next week.

Lorne Green and Simon Bailey will be hosting a question and answer session in Downham Market on Monday to give people the opportunity to share views, issues or concerns about crime and policing in their area.

The event is the second of its kind in 2018 as part of the commissioner’s ongoing pledge to give the public access to the county’s senior officers while ensuring he and the wider police service are visible, accessible and accountable to all.

Last year Mr Green held seven public accountability forum meetings – one in each district - with the Chief Constable, each followed by a public Q&A session.

This year, he has decided to split the two events – holding each accountability forum at police headquarters in Wymondham while taking the Q&A sessions on tour across the county.

More than 60 members of the public joined Mr Green and the Chief Constable for the first such event in Watton last month and he is hoping to see an equally good turn-out in Downham Market on Monday.

“As Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner it is important I listen to any concerns people may have about policing and my new-style question and answer sessions are a perfect platform in which to do so,” he said.

“The Norfolk public has really bought into the Q&A events and I am very much looking forward to Monday evening. I hope Downham Market residents will welcome the opportunity to raise any views or concerns they may have face-to-face with myself and the Chief Constable.”

The Q&A event will be held on Monday, April 23 from 6pm at Downham Market Town Hall, 6 Market Place, Bridge Street, Downham Market, PE38 9DE.

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