Local resilience forums: contact details

Contact details for local resilience forums in the UK, and information about what they do.


Local resilience forums (LRFs) are multi-agency partnerships made up of representatives from local public services, including the emergency services, local authorities, the NHS, the Environment Agency and others. These agencies are known as Category 1 Responders, as defined by the Civil Contingencies Act.

LRFs are supported by organisations, known as Category 2 responders, such as the Highways Agency and public utility companies. They have a responsibility to co-operate with Category 1 organisations and to share relevant information with the LRF. The geographical area the forums cover is based on police areas.

LRFs also work with other partners in the military and voluntary sectors who provide a valuable contribution to LRF work in emergency preparedness.

The LRFs aim to plan and prepare for localised incidents and catastrophic emergencies. They work to identify potential risks and produce emergency plans to either prevent or mitigate the impact of any incident on their local communities.

There is more information for local resilience forums, including on self-assessment, peer review and improvement, in The role of Local Resilience Forums: a reference document.



Region Contact details
Cheshire Cheshire Police Headquarters, Clemonds Hey, Oakmere Road, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 2UA. Contact: Sheila Hand Cheshire LRF Community Risk Register
Cumbria CRF Secretariat, Resilience Unit, Penrith Community Fire Station, Carleton Avenue, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2FA. Contact: Emergency planning Cumbria LRF Community Risk Register
Greater Manchester AGMA Civil Contingencies & Resilience Unit, c/o Greater Manchester Police, Openshaw Complex, Lawton Street, Openshaw, M11 2NS. Contact: Richard Battersby Greater Manchester LRF Community Risk Register
Lancashire LRF Secretary, Lancashire Constabulary, Headquarters, Saunders Lane, Hutton, Lancashire. Contact: Lauren Hall Lancashire LRF Community Risk Register
Merseyside MRF Secretariat, Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service HQ, Bridle Road, Bootle, Merseyside, L30 4YD. Contact: Contact: Diane Smith / Martine Corrigan or Ian Voce Merseyside LRF Community Risk Register


Region Contact details
Cleveland Cleveland LRF Secretariat, Cleveland Police, Cleveland Emergency Planning Unit, Ash House, III Acre, Princeton Drive, Thornaby, Stockton on Tees TS17 6AJ. Contact: Cleveland LRF Cleveland Emergency Planning Unit Community Risk Register
Durham & Darlington Devon Lawton, County Durham and Darlington Fire & Rescue Service Service Headquarters, Belmont Business Park, Durham, DH1 1TW E: Devon Lawton, Durham & Darlington LRF Community Risk Register
Northumbria Northumbria LRF Coordinator, Newcastle City Council, Room 709, Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8PB. Contact: Joe Gallant Northumbria LRF Community Risk Register

Yorkshire and Humber

Region Contact details
Humber Humber LRF Secretariat, County Hall, Cross Street, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 9BA Contact: Jonathan Brown, Email, Humber LRF Community Risk Register
North Yorkshire Emergency Planning Manager & LRF Secretariat, North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8AD. Contact: Tom Knox Head of Resilience & Emergencies at NYCC and North Yorkshire Local Resilince Forum Secretariat, North Yorkshire LRF Community Risk Register
South Yorkshire South Yorkshire LRF, South Yorkshire Police Operations Complex, Europa Link, Sheffield, S9 1XX. Contact: Sarah Whatley South Yorkshire LRF South Yorkshire Emergencies Community Risk Register
West Yorkshire West Yorkshire Resilience Forum, Room 2.17, Sovereign House, Carr Gate Complex, Bradford Road, Wakefield, WF2 0QD. Contact: Inspector Paul Akerman West Yorkshire LRF Community Risk Register

West Midlands

Region Contact details
Staffordshire Civil Contingencies Unit, c/o Stafford Fire Station, Beaconside, Stafford, ST18 0DD. Contact: Bethan Morgan Staffordshire Prepared Community Risk Register Know your risks
Warwickshire Warwickshire Local Resilience Forum, c/o CSW Resilience Team, Communities, Warwickshire County Council, PO Box 43, Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4SX. Contact: Robert Coe and Samantha Ayton-Hill, Warwickshire Prepared Community Risk Register
West Mercia West Mercia Local Resilience Forum, West Mercia Police Headquarters, Hindlip Park, Hindlip, Worcestershire, WR3 8SP. Contact: Sioned Warrell (Strategic Coordinator), Stephen Pooler (Tactical Coordinator), Helen Burton (LRF Support Officer), Julia Dale (Admin Assistant) West Mercia LRF Community Risk Register
West Midlands West Midlands Conurbation Local Resilience Forum, Events Control Suite, Tally Ho, Pershore Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 7RN. Contact: Gregg Arrand West Midlands Conurbation LRF Community Risk Register. @WMidsPrepared, @PreparedPanda

East Midlands

Region Contact details
Derby & Derbyshire Emergency Planning Division, Derbyshire County Council, County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3AG. Contact: Elizabeth Partington Derbyshire LRF Community Risk Register
Leicestershire Resilience Partnership - Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland Local Resilience Forum, 1 Romulus Court, Meridian East, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, LE19 1YG. Contact: Julia Draycon Leicestershire LRF Community Risk Register
Lincolnshire Head of Emergency Planning & Business Continuity, Lincolnshire County Council, County Emergency Centre, South Park Avenue, Lincoln, LN5 8EL. Contact: Ian Reed Lincolnshire Resilience Forum Community Risk Register
Northamptonshire Local Resilience Forum Coordinator, Northamptonshire Police, Operations Department, Mere Way, Northampton, NN4 8BH. Contact: George Cooper Northamptonshire LRF Community Risk Register
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Nottingham and Nottinghamshire LRF Secretariat, Emergency Planning Team, Nottinghamshire County Council, County Hall, Loughborough Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP. Contact: Katie Harrison-Sharer Nottingham and Nottinghamshire LRF Community Risk Register

East of England

Region Contact details
Bedfordshire & Luton Bedfordshire Local Resilience Forum, c/o Central Bedfordshire Council, Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands, Shefford, SG17 5TQ. Contact: Bedfordshire Prepared Bedfordshire LRF Community Risk Register
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Local Resilience Forum, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service, Hinchingbrooke Cottage, Brampton Road, Huntingdon, PE29 2NA. Contact: Jane Ashwell Cambridgeshire & Peterborough LRF Community Risk Register
Essex Essex Resilience Forum, Essex County Fire & Rescue Service, Headquarters, Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex, CM8 3HB. Contact: ERF Secretariat Essex Resilience Forum Community Risk Register
Hertfordshire Hertfordshire LRF Secretariat, Hertfordshire County Council, County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG13 8DE. Contact: Owen Tomlinson Hertfordshire LRF Community Risk Register
Norfolk Norfolk LRF Secretariat, Norfolk & Suffolk Constabulary, OCC, Falconers Chase, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0WW. Contact: Gemma Bailey Norfolk Prepared - Norfolk Resilience Forum Community Risk Register
Suffolk Suffolk LRF Secretariat, Suffolk Joint Emergency Planning Unit, Endeavour House (GFB3), 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, IP1 2BX. Contact: Suffolk LRF Secretariat Suffolk LRF Community Risk Register

South West

Region Contact details
Avon & Somerset Avon & Somerset LRF, Risk Intelligence Unit, Avon & Fire Rescue Service, P.O. Box 37, Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 8QJ. Contact: Andrew Bruce Community Risk Register
Dorset Dorset Local Resilience Forum, Civil Contingencies Unit Offices, Dorset Police HQ, Winfrith, Dorset, DT2 8DZ. Contact: Deborah Haynes Dorset LRF Community Risk Register
Devon, Cornwall & IoS Devon & Cornwall Police, Emergency Planning Unit, 7-9 Hamilton Drive, Middlemoor, Exeter, EX2 7HQ. Contact: Neil Hamlyn Devon & Cornwall LRF Community Risk Register
Gloucestershire Gloucestershire Tri-Service Centre, Waterwells Drive, Quedgeley, Gloucester, GL2 2AX. Contact: Matthew Steele Gloucestershire LRF Community Risk Register
Wiltshire & Swindon c/o Wiltshire Police, Police Headquarters, London Road, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 2DN. Contact: Paul Williams Wiltshire LRF Community Risk Register

South East

Region Contact details
Hampshire & IoW Hampshire & Isle of Wight LRF, Hampshire County Council, Castle Avenue, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8UJ. Contact: Laura Edwards Hampshire LRF Community Risk Register
Kent Kent Resilience Team Support Team, Kent Fire and Rescue Service HQ, The Godlands, Straw Mill Hill, Tovil, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6XB. Contact: KRT Support Kent LRF Community Risk Register
Surrey Surrey Local Resilience Forum, Surrey County Council, Room 194, County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN. Contact: Ian Good Surrey LRF Community Risk Register
Sussex Sussex LRF Secretariat, Sussex Police Headquarters, Church Lane, Malling, Lewes, BN7 2DZ. Contact: Sussex LRF Sussex LRF Community Risk Register
Thames Valley Thames Valley LRF Secretariat, TVLRF, Joint Operations, Thames Valley Police, Headquarters South, Kidlington, OX5 2NX. Contact: Ben Axelsen or Emily Merritt. Thames Valley LRF Community Risk Register


Region Contact details
London London Resilience Group, London Fire Brigade, 169 Union Street, London, SE1 0LL. Contact: London Resilience Forum London Prepared @LDN_Prepared Community Risk Register


The Welsh Assembly, emergency services, local authorities, health authorities and other emergency planning organisations work together to strengthen the resilience of services in Wales. The Wales Resilience website has more information.

Region Contact details
Dyfed Powys Dyfed Powys LRF Partnership Team, Strategic Co-ordination Centre, Dyfed Powys Police Headquarters, Llangunnor, Carmarthen, SA31 2PF. Contact: Peter Nicholas / Steve Roberts Dyfed Powys LRF Community Risk Register
Gwent Gwent Local Resilience Co-ordinator, Monmouthshire County Council, County Hall, Rhadyr, Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 1GA. Contact: Natalie Phillips Gwent LRF Community Risk Register
North Wales North Wales Resilience Forum Secretariat, North Wales Police Headquarters, Colwyn Bay. Contact: Community Risk Register
South Wales Local Resilience Forum South Wales Local Resilience Forum Co-ordinator, Vale of Glamorgan Council, The Alps, Quarry Road, Wenvoe, CF5 6AA. Contact: Melanie Haman Community Risk Register

Scotland and Northern Ireland

Details for Regional Resilience Partnerships (RRPs) in Scotland are on the website of the Scottish Executive.

Details for Emergency Preparedness Groups (EPGs) in Northern Ireland are available from the Northern Ireland Civil Contingencies Policy Branch.

Published 20 February 2013
Last updated 17 February 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated West Mercia LRF Contact details.

  2. Update to Avon & Somerset contact details.

  3. Contact details have been updated.

  4. Updates to contact details.

  5. Updated broken links.

  6. Updated some contact.

  7. Linked updated

  8. Contact details updated.

  9. Contacts updated.

  10. Updated Thames Valley contact.

  11. Updated contact for Lancashire LRF.

  12. Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole contact details updated.

  13. Merseyside contact details amended.

  14. Updated West Midlands contact information.

  15. Updated details for Surrey Local Resilience Forum.

  16. Updated contact details for North Yorkshire.

  17. Updated contact info for Warwickshire

  18. Updated contact details in the tables

  19. First published.