Wessex 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

Map

Members

Following the Local Government Reform in Dorset, the composition of the Wessex Regional Flood and Coastal Committee has been varied in accordance with the Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (2011) Regulations. This variation has been approved by Thérèse Coffey, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and published below. A map of the area of the Committee can be found by following the above link.

Regional Flood and Coastal Committee composition document for Wessex Regional Flood and Coastal Committee

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The membership for the Committee is as follows:

Member Organisation
David Jenkins Chairman
Anthony Bradford Environment Agency appointee (general issues)
Rosie Dilke Environment Agency appointee (general issues)
Anne Fraser MBE Environment Agency appointee (general issues)
John Harris Environment Agency appointee (Inland flooding issues)
Paul Heathcote Environment Agency appointee (Inland flooding issues)
David Martin Environment Agency appointee (water and utility companies)
Vincent May Environment Agency appointee (coastal processes)
Janette Ward Environment Agency appointee (nature, conservation & wider environmental issues)
Mark Shelford Bath and North East Somerset Council
VACANT Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch Council
Kye Dudd Bristol City Council
Mark Roberts Dorset County Council
Phillip Awford Gloucestershire County Council
Ray Bolton Hampshire County Council
Peter Burden North Somerset Council
David Hall Somerset County Council
Matthew Riddle South Gloucestershire Council
Michael Hewitt Wiltshire Council

Chairmen of Coastal Groups invited to attend meetings (Not Voting Members)

Chairman Coastal Group
John Cocker Chairman, South West Coastal Group
John Buttivan Chairman, Severn Estuary Coastal Group
Lyall Cairns Chairman, Southern Coastal Group

Papers

Wessex Regional Flood and Coastal Committee Strategy for 2017-2021 and beyond

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Wessex Regional Flood and Coastal Committee agenda, 9 October 2018

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Members of the public and press are welcome to attend as observers. To attend a meeting or request copies of agendas and papers email wessexrfcc@environment-agency.gov.uk or telephone 03708 506 506.

Contact details

wessexrfcc@environment-agency.gov.uk