Last Friday I was delighted to attend an event organised by the Polish Embassy to the UK at the Millennium Library in Norwich to celebrate 250 years of Polish / British relations. I, along with the Sheriff of Norwich, the Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk and representatives from Norfolk County Council were pleased to welcome visiting Polish dignitaries to Norwich.
The embassy donated a number of Polish books to the Norfolk Libraries and there was a demonstration by bestselling Polish cookery writer Zuza Zak who gave a talk about Polish cuisine and did a short cookery demonstration.
At this week’s full council meeting, I was delighted to announce that this year’s civic charity will be The Feed which works to help the homeless in Norwich get “off the street [and] into the kitchen”. I and the new Sheriff look forward to fundraising for this very worthy social enterprise.
Please see my speech below about why they were selected…
This week I was honoured to be elected as new Lord Mayor of Norwich. Over the course of the next 12months I look forward to meeting and supporting the many community and charity groups in Norwich who work tirelessly to support the most needy in our city.
Please find my acceptance speech below…
“Ladies and gentlemen honoured guests please be seated. I’d like to begin by thanking Cllrs Raby and Maxwell for proposing and seconding me to become Lord Mayor of Norwich which is a tremendous honour as I share a great affinity and love of this very fine city and it is about my connections with this place that I would like to say a few words. Continue reading Truly Honoured to be the New Lord Mayor of Norwich!
Today the Green Party MP, Caroline Lucas offered her support to my campaign.
“I wish Martin the best of luck in today’s election. The Green Party’s message – of community policing, of tackling hate crime and focussing on underreported crimes – is unique in this debate. I urge people in Norfolk to vote for a real change today by voting for the Green Party.”
A Green Party PCC would prioritize road safety policing as a matter of considerable urgency. However, it seems to me that merely adding to the overall number of road traffic officers would not be some kind of panacea and as a result it would probably not be the way we would approach this. Continue reading How to ensure we have safer roads in Norfolk…