Have your say on policing issues in Aylsham
Police commissioner candidate Lorne Green will be joining a team of local Conservative Party activists in Aylsham Market Place on Saturday (March 12) to find out residents concerns and views on policing in the area.
Lorne has compiled a 60-second survey which he is taking around the county, the answers to which will help form his campaign and future work as the Police and Crime Commissioner should he be successful in May.
He will be joined by Keith Simpson MP and hopefully Chloe Smith and Brandon Lewis.
Lorne is the Conservative candidate for the role of Police and Crime Commissioner. His aim is to improve efficiency and bring the force s technology into the 21st century. I am going to work very hard to fight crime and stop young people from entering a life of crime, he said.
Mr Green was Canadian diplomat for 30 years, and served in embassies around the world, including Pakistan, Afghanistan, the former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Albania.
Lorne s roots in Norfolk go back at least 240 years when the first of his ancestors to leave these shores for the new world set out from Attleborough as part of the British Army sent to quell the American Revolution.
Although he served in the Canadian diplomatic service for 30 years, Lorne and his wife Valerie were married in Snettisham more than 40 years ago, have owned a home there for 33 years, two of their three children were born in Norfolk and educated in Norfolk schools.
Lorne was in charge of the Canadian Embassy in Yugoslavia during its period of bloody conflict.
He has served on delegations to the United Nations in New York, four years at NATO headquarters in Brussels as part of the Nuclear Planning Group, and for three years was assigned to the Canadian Defence Ministry, with a staff of military and civilian officers, as Director of Nuclear and Arms Control Policy.
Subsequently, for 11 years he was Secretary General of the World Nuclear Transport Institute in London.
Over a long career Lorne has dealt with some of the gravest safety and security issues. He has worked shoulder to shoulder with uniformed services and has enormous respect for them. Importantly, throughout his career Lorne had to work hard, and patiently, through listening, and negotiating, to find compromise and consensus among often very opposed interests.
This experience and these attributes equip him to be an effective Police and Crime Commissioner.