Press release

Help plan the future and protect our environment - join the flood and coastal committee

The Environment Agency is looking for 3 new members for its Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) which covers large parts of Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire – and is keen to hear from people wanting to join.

Lincs shore - Wolla Bank: RFCC members will be able to deliver projects for communities at risk
RFCC members will be able to deliver projects for communities at risk in Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to support the Environment Agency and local authorities to create partnerships that fund and deliver projects for communities at risk. The RFCC plays a critical role in deciding local priorities for flood and coastal erosion risk management.

One of the 3 new members will ideally be a conservation representative who is passionate about the environment and can use this knowledge to comment on plans and projects. The environmental importance of the Fenlands and Wash – and the site designations around the Welland and Nene – makes the area one of the most important sites for conservation in Europe.

We are also looking for a new member with knowledge of the water industry to provide the technical expertise on water management in the decision-making process.

RFCC members are all appointed as impartial individuals in their own right and not as representatives of any particular organisation. It is important that committees represent the communities they serve. We make all public appointments on merit, following a fair, open and transparent process.

Members would be expected to attend 4 committee meetings per year. The position is voluntary, but members are able to claim expenses.

If you are interested in helping to make a difference in your local area please contact anglianRFCCs@environment-agency.gov.uk to find out more or request an application pack.

Closing date for applications is 1 May 2015 and interviews will take place at the end of May 2015.

More information about the committee is available on the Anglian Northern Regional Flood and Coastal Committee page.

Published 27 March 2015