Residents across the county are being invited to meet with Police and Crime Commissioner Giles Orpen-Smellie to discuss any issues they may have about crime and policing in Norfolk.

Giles’ next ‘Time to Talk’ session where people are given direct one-to-one access to him, is due to take place on Friday 2 September 2022.

The ‘surgery-style’ event will be held virtually or over the telephone, with people being allocated 15-minute slots to raise any questions or concerns.

Giles launched his Police, Crime and Community Safety Plan for Norfolk earlier this year and would like to hear from anyone keen to raise any specific policing queries. “My regular Time to Talk sessions are a key way Norfolk residents are able to get direct access to me to speak about any policing or crime issues in their area,” said Giles Orpen-Smellie. “They have been a real success to date, proving to be informative and constructive and I hope to hear from people from across the county. Whilst I am not able to intervene for one side against another in an open case, this is a perfect to way to raise any concerns with myself on a one-to-one basis.”

Giles’ regular ‘Time to Talk’ sessions are complemented by tours of towns and villages across Norfolk by the PCC throughout the year.

The sessions also come in addition to the quarterly PCC Accountability Meetings Giles hosts to publicly question, challenge and hold the Chief Constable and senior officers directly to account for their delivery of his plan, as well as raise questions submitted by people across the county.

If you are interested in booking a ‘Time to Talk’ session with the PCC on Friday 2 September, between 9.30am and 12.30pm, please email: or call 01953 424455. Alternatively, you can submit a request for a meeting via the contact form on the Norfolk PCC website.

Requests must be submitted by no later than midday on Thursday 1 September. Please title your request ‘Time to Talk’.

(Source: Norfolk PCC)