English Severn and Wye 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

  • Monday 14 December 2020

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 by emailing ESWRFCC@environment-agency.gov.uk or call 0203 0251656.

Committee members

Member Organisation
Shirel Stedman (Chair) Defra appointed 1 July 2018
Robert Pearce Environment Agency appointee
Professor John Moverley OBE Environment Agency appointee
Dr John Adams Environment Agency appointee
Heather Shepherd MBE Environment Agency appointee
Peter Jones OBE Environment Agency appointee
William E K Shaw Environment Agency appointee
Councillor Patricia Hetherton Coventry City Council
Councillor David Vickers Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Councillor Phillip Awford Gloucestershire County Council
Councillor John Harrington Herefordshire Council
Councillor Robert Macey Shropshire Council
Councillor David Wright Telford and Wrekin Council
Councillor Andy Crump Warwickshire County Council
Councillor Tony Miller Worcestershire County Council

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