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 Tel: 01606 364 009 Cheshire LRF Community Risk Register
Cumbria CRF Secretariat, Resilience Unit, Penrith Community Fire Station, Carleton Avenue, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2FA. Contact: Emergency planning Tel: 01768 812 500 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 Tel: 0161 234 4444 Greater Manchester LRF Community Risk Register
Lancashire LRF Secretary, Lancashire Constabulary, Headquarters, Saunders Lane, Hutton, Lancashire. Contact: Caroline Suart Tel: 01772 410528 M: 07535 529812 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 Tel: 0151 296 4536 or 0151 296 4773, 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 Tel: 01642 301 515 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, T: 0191 3755615, M: 07776 226388 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 Tel: 0191 211 4993 or 07976 594 788 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, Tel: 01482 393 055, 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, Tel: 01609 532 110 or 07891 587 376 North Yorkshire LRF Community Risk Register
South Yorkshire South Yorkshire LRF, South Yorkshire Police Operations Complex, Europa Link, Sheffield, S9 1XX. Contact: Sarah Whatley Tel: 0114 220 2961 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 Tel: 07595 006719 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, Tel: 01926 412 060 Warwickshire Prepared Community Risk Register
West Mercia West Mercia Local Resilience Forum, Ledbury Police Station, Worcester Road, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1PL. Contact: Steve Pooler or Vivian Howells (WMLRF Co-ordinators)Tel: 01905 747 205 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 Tel: 07920 275 579 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 Tel: 01629 538 364 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 Tel: 0116 305 6101 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 Tel: 01522 843409 or 07768 996083 Lincolnshire Resilience Forum Community Risk Register
Northamptonshire Local Resilience Forum Coordinator, Northamptonshire Police, Operations Department, Mere Way, Northampton, NN4 8BH. Contact: George Cooper Tel: 03000 111 222 (ext 776501) 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 Tel: 0115 977 3471 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 Tel: 0300 300 4145 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 Tel: 07715 076 679 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 Tel: 01376 576 375 Essex Resilience Forum Community Risk Register
Hertfordshire Hertfordshire LRF Secretariat, Hertfordshire County Council, County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG13 8DE. Contact: Owen Tomlinson Tel: 01992 555 959 Hertfordshire LRF Community Risk Register
Norfolk Norfolk LRF Secretariat, Norfolk & Suffolk Constabulary, OCC, Falconers Chase, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0WW. Contact: Gemma Bailey Tel: 01953 424866 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: Karen Chambers Tel: 01473 265 316 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: Kelly Vince Tel: 0117 926 206 Avon & Somerset LRF 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 Tel: 0139 222 6469 or 07809 689 426 Devon & Cornwall LRF Community Risk Register
Gloucestershire Gloucestershire Tri-Service Centre, Waterwells Drive, Quedgeley, Gloucester, GL2 2AX. Contact: Matthew Steele Tel: 01452 888 768 Gloucestershire LRF Community Risk Register
Wiltshire & Swindon c/o Wiltshire Police, Police Headquarters, London Road, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 2DN. Contact: Paul Williams Tel: 01380 861 823 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 Tel: 01962 846 846 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 Tel: 01622 212 409 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 Tel: 0208 213 2800 Surrey LRF Community Risk Register
Sussex Sussex LRF Secretariat, Sussex Police Headquarters, Church Lane, Malling, Lewes, BN7 2DZ. Contact: Sussex LRF Tel: 01273 404 385 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. Tel: 01865 541650 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 Tel: 020 8555 1200 (ext 30175) 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
Wales Resilience Forum (pan-Wales forum) Head of Resilience Team, Welsh Government, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NQ. Contact: Paul Critchley Tel: 0300 025 3593
Dyfed Powys Dyfed Powys LRF Partnership Team, Strategic Co-ordination Centre, Dyfed Powys Police Headquarters, Llangunnor, Carmarthen, SA31 2PF. Contact: Peter Nicholas / Steve Roberts Tel: 01267 248454 / 01267 248452 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 Tel: 01633 644025 / 07891 416395 Gwent LRF Community Risk Register
North Wales North Wales Resilience Forum Secretariat, North Wales Police Headquarters, Colwyn Bay. Tel: 07884 068 032 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 Tel: 07703 468901 Fax: 01685 387740 or Tel: 029 2067 3058 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
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