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



Members of the public and press are welcome to attend as observers. The meetings start at 10am and are held at:

Environment Agency
Kingfisher House
Goldhay Way
Orton Goldhay

2019 meeting dates:

  • Friday 18 January
  • Friday 5 April
  • Friday 12 July
  • Friday 11 October

To request a copy of the papers contact the Environment Agency on 020 302 53594 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 (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 Judy Shephard Northamptonshire County Council
Councillor Matthew Patrick 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 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 (10 October 2018) Anglian (Northern) Regional Flood and Coastal Committee

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Contact details

ANRFCC Secretariat
Ceres House
2 Searby Road