Anglian Northern Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC)

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



The Environment Agency is recruiting new members for the Anglian Northern Regional Flood and Coastal Committee, to help shape local plans and influence the future of the environment. This is an exciting opportunity to work with Lead Local Flood Authorities and other partners to help create partnerships which fund and deliver projects which reduce the impact of flood risk on local communities.

The Anglian Northern RFCC covers Greater Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire, including the South Humber; Welland, Nene and Witham catchments; the Wash and Lincolnshire coastline, and helps deliver locally and nationally significant schemes and projects across the area.

The Environment Agency is looking for individuals with enthusiasm and new ideas and experience in one or more of the following backgrounds:

  • community engagement and/or flood incident management
  • partnership funding and contributions, infrastructure and the economy
  • general flood and coastal risk management expertise

Members are all appointed as impartial individuals in their own right and not as representatives of any particular organisation. The Environment Agency wants to ensure its’ committees represent the communities it serves and welcomes applicants from all walks of life. These are unpaid roles but reasonable expenses can be claimed.

If you are interested in helping to make a difference in your local area, contact the RFCC Secretariat on 0208 474 7929 or email to request an application pack.

The closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 11 May 2018.


Members of the public and press are welcome to attend as observers. To attend a meeting or request copies of agendas and papers contact the Environment Agency.

Telephone: 0208 474 7929 or email

Committee members

Member Organisation
Edward Poll (Chair) Defra appointed
Ian Benn Environment Agency appointee
Steven Trewhella Environment Agency appointee
Jonathan Glerum Environment Agency appointee
Dick Thomas (Coastal representative) Environment Agency appointee
Paul Learoyd Environment Agency appointee
Mark Leggott Environment Agency appointee
Kathryn Hardcastle Environment Agency appointee
Councillor Ian Fleetwood Lincolnshire County Council
Councillor Colin Davie Lincolnshire County Council
Councillor Tom Ashton Lincolnshire County Council
Councillor Ian Morris Northamptonshire County Council
Councillor Winston Strachan Northamptonshire County Council
Councillor Andrew Mercer Northamptonshire County Council
TBC North East Lincolnshire County Council
TBC (shared seat) Cambridgeshire County Council
Councillor Peter Hillier (shared seat) Peterborough County Council
Councillor Ron Allcock (shared seat) North Lincolnshire County Council
Councillor Daniel McNally (shared seat) Lincolnshire County Council
Councillor Christine Radford (shared seat) Leicestershire County Council
Councillor Edward Baines (shared seat) Rutland County Council

Please contact the RFCC Secretariat if you would like any information on becoming a member.

Meeting papers and draft minutes

Meeting papers (20 April 2018) Anglian (Northern) Regional Flood and Coastal Committee

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Contact details

ANRFCC Secretariat
Ceres House
2 Searby Road