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.
|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|
|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
|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|
|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|
|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
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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.
|Dyfed Powys||Dyfed Powys LRF Partnership Team, Strategic Co-ordination Centre, Dyfed Powys Police Headquarters, Llangunnor, Carmarthen, SA31 2PF. Contact: Peter Nicholas / Steve Roberts DPLRF.firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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 SWLRF@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk 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.