Anglian Great Ouse Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC)

In October 2019, the Committee name was changed from Anglian (Central) Regional Flood and Coastal Committee to Anglian (Great Ouse) Regional Flood and Coastal Committee

The Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) is a committee established by the Environment Agency under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010.

It brings together members appointed by Lead Local Flood Authorities (LLFAs) and independent members with relevant experience for 3 purposes:

  • to ensure there are coherent plans for identifying, communicating and managing flood and coastal erosion risks across catchments and shorelines
  • to encourage efficient, targeted and risk-based investment in flood and coastal erosion risk management that represents value for money and benefits local communities
  • to provide a link between the Environment Agency, LLFAs, other risk management authorities, and other relevant bodies to build understanding of flood and coastal erosion risks in its area.

New Composition of Committee from April 2021

The below confirms the varied composition for the Anglian (Great Ouse) Regional Flood and Coastal Committee from April 2021. 1. A Chair appointed by the Minister 2. Eight persons appointed by the Environment Agency 3. The members appointed by, or on behalf of, each Constituent Authority or Group of Constituent Authorities as set out below:

Constituent Authority Number of members of the Anglian (Great Ouse) Regional Flood and Coastal Committee to be appointed by, or on behalf of, each Constituent Authority or Group of Constituent Authorities
Bedford Borough Council 1 member
Central Bedfordshire Council 1 member
Buckinghamshire Council, Milton Keynes Council and West Northamptonshire Council 1 member (appointed by, or on behalf of, this group of Constituent Authorities)
Cambridgeshire County Council 3 members
Essex County Council and Suffolk County Council 1 member (appointed by, or on behalf of, this group of Constituent Authorities)
Hertfordshire County Council and Central Bedfordshire Council 1 member (appointed by, or on behalf of, this group of Constituent Authorities)
Milton Keynes Council 1 member
Norfolk County Council 1 member

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Meeting dates

  • 27 January 2022
  • 21 April 2022
  • 21 July 2022
  • 20 October 2022
  • 26 January 2023

Members of the public and press are welcome to attend as observers. To attend a meeting please contact the Committee Secretariat via the email address in the contact details section below.

Agendas and Minutes of meetings

To request copies of agendas and papers please contact the Committee Secretariat via the email address in the contact details section below.

Committee members

Member Organisation
Brian Stewart OBE (Chair) Defra appointment
Allan Simpson Environment Agency appointee
Dr Jean Venables Environment Agency appointee
Iain Smith Environment Agency appointee
Chris Bowden Environment Agency Conservation appointee
Marc Heading Environment Agency appointee
Ian Devereux Environment Agency Coastal appointee
Councillor Jilly Jordan Buckinghamshire Council (Shared seat)
Councillor Lorna Dupre Cambridgeshire County Council
Councillor Stephen Ferguson Cambridgeshire County Council
Councillor Graham Wilson Cambridgeshire County Council
Councillor Doug McMurdo Bedford Borough Council
Councillor Ian Dalgarno Central Bedfordshire Council
Councillor Susan Barker Essex County Council (shared seat)
Councillor Eric Buckmaster Hertfordshire County Council (shared seat)
Councillor Paul West Suffolk County Council (shared seat)
Councillor Vanessa McPake Milton Keynes Council
Councillor Jennifer Wilson-Marklew Milton Keynes Council (shared seat)
Councillor Pinder Chauhan West Northamptonshire Council (shared seat)
Councillor Brian Long Norfolk County Council

Vacancies

The Environment Agency always welcomes expressions of interest for membership on the Anglian (Great Ouse) Regional Flood and Coastal Committee. If you would be interested in joining the Committee in future, please contact our team on AnglianRFCCs@environment-agency.gov.uk and we will advise you when future vacancies appear.

Contact

The Committee Secretariat contact is Nigel Wood.


Committee Secretariat
Environment Agency
Bromholme Lane
Brampton
Huntingdon
PE28 4NE


Telephone: 03708 506506

Contact details

AnglianRFCCs@environment-agency.gov.uk