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


Meeting dates

  • Friday 16 October 2020 - Virtual Meeting - MS Teams
  • Monday 14 December 2020 - Virtual Meeting - MS Teams
  • Friday 29 January 2021 - Virtual Meeting - MS Teams
  • Friday 16 April 2021- TBC

Members of the public and press are welcome to attend as observers. To attend a meeting or request copies of agendas and papers please contact the Committee Secretariat by emailing or calling 020 302 53594.

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 (Conservation representative) Environment Agency appointee
Mark Leggott Environment Agency appointee
Kathryn Hardcastle Environment Agency appointee
Caroline Kariuki Environment Agency appointee
Councillor Ian Fleetwood Lincolnshire County Council
Councillor Daniel McNally Lincolnshire County Council
Councillor Tom Ashton Lincolnshire County Council
Councillor Pinder Chauhan Northamptonshire County Council
Councillor Winston Strachan Northamptonshire County Council
Councillor Andrew Mercer Northamptonshire County Council
Councillor Stewart Swinburn North East Lincolnshire County Council
Councillor David Connor Cambridgeshire County Council
Councillor Peter Hillier (shared seat) Peterborough County Council
Councillor Ron Allcock (shared seat) North Lincolnshire County Council
Councillor Colin Davie (shared seat) Lincolnshire County Council
Councillor Ozzy O’Shea (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.

Contact details

ANRFCC Secretariat
Ceres House
2 Searby Road