Public safety and emergencies – guidance

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
Cumbria CRF Secretariat, Resilience Unit, Penrith Community Fire Station, Carleton Avenue, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2FA. Contact: Emergency planning Tel: 01768 812 500 Cumbria LRF
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
Lancashire LRF Secretary, Lancashire Constabulary, Headquarters, Saunders Lane, Hutton, Lancashire. Contact: Yamina Makda Tel: 01772 410 526 Lancashire LRF
Merseyside MRF Secretariat, Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service HQ, Bridle Road, Bootle, Merseyside, L30 4YD. Contact: Diane Smith or Paul Speers Tel: 0151 296 4536 or 0151 296 4773 Merseyside LRF


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: Stuart Marshall Tel: 01642 301 515 Cleveland Emergency Planning Unit
Durham & Darlington County Durham & Darlington LRF Coordinator, Durham Constabulary Headquarters, Aykley Heads, Durham, DH1 5TT. Contact: Joy Lynn. Tel: 0191 3752019 or 07703 124141
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

Yorkshire and Humber

Region Contact details
Humber Humber Emergency Planning Service, County Hall, Cross Street, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 9BA Contact: Alan Bravey Tel: 01482 393 050
North Yorkshire Emergency Planning Manager & LRF Secretariat, North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8AD. Contact: Tom Knox Tel: 01609 532 110 or 07891 587 376 North Yorkshire LRF
South Yorkshire South Yorkshire LRF, South Yorkshire Police Operations Complex, Europa Link, Sheffield, S9 1XX. Contact: Craig Patchett. Tel: 0114 220 2961 South Yorkshire Emergencies
West Yorkshire West Yorkshire Resilience Forum, West Yorkshire Police, Room 2026, Leeds District HQ, Elland Road, Leeds, LS11 8BU. Contact: Inspector Anwar Mohammed Tel: 0113 385 9283 or 07921 282 424

West Midlands

Region Contact details
Staffordshire Civil Contingencies Unit, c/o Stafford Fire Station, Beaconside, Stafford, ST18 0DD. Contact: Bethan Morgan Staffordshire Prepared
Warwickshire Warwickshire Local Resilience Forum, c/o CSW Resilience Team, Communities, Warwickshire County Council, PO Box 43, Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4SX. Contact: Liz Hicks (WLRF Coordinator) Tel: 01926 476 619 Warwickshire Prepared
West Mercia West Mercia Local Resilience Forum, Ledbury Police Station, Worcester Road, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1PL. Contact: Ivan Powell or Vivian Howells, WMLRF Co-Ordinators Tel: 01905 747 205 West Mercia LRF
West Midlands West Midlands Conurbation Local Resilience Forum, c/o West Midlands Police, 2nd Floor Central Traffic Complex, 199 Park Lane, Aston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B6 5DD. Contact: Gregg Arrand Tel: 07920 275 579 West Midlands Conurbation LRF

East Midlands

Region Contact details
Derby & Derbyshire Derbyshire County Council, County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3AG. Contact: Christine Downing Tel: 01629 538 364 Derbyshire LRF
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 6105 Leicestershire LRF
Lincolnshire Head of Joint Emergency Management Service, Lincolnshire County Council, Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue, South Park Avenue, Lincoln, LN5 8EL. Contact: David Powell Tel: 01522 582 224 Lincolnshire Resilience Forum
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
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Nottingham and Nottinghamshire LRF Secretariat, Emergency Planning Team, Nottinghamshire County Council, County Hall, Loughborough Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP. Contact: Edward Shaw Tel: 01159 773 471 Nottingham and Nottinghamshire LRF

East of England

Region Contact details
Bedfordshire & Luton Bedfordshire and Luton Local Resilience Forum, c/o Central Bedfordshire Council, Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands, Shefford, SG17 5TQ. Contact: Rebecca Corbett Tel: 0300 300 4145 Bedfordshire LRF
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
Essex Essex Resilience Forum, Essex County Fire & Rescue Service, Headquarters, Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex, CM8 3HB. Contact: Jo Tyler Tel: 01376 576 375 Essex Resilience Forum
Hertfordshire Hertfordshire LRF Secretariat, Hertfordshire County Council, County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG13 8DE. Contact: Owen Tomlinson Tel: 01992 555 959 Hertfordshire LRF
Norfolk Norfolk LRF Secretariat, Norfolk & Suffolk Constabulary, OCC, Falconers Chase, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0WW. Contact: Jayde Robinson Tel: 01953 424 874 Norfolk Prepared - Norfolk Resilience Forum
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

South West

Region Contact details
Avon & Somerset Avon & Somerset LRF, Operations Planning, Avon & Somerset Constabulary, P.O. Box 37, Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 8QJ. Contact: Steve Pope Tel: 01275 816974 or 07884 117 051 Avon & Somerset LRF
Bournemouth, Dorset & Poole Civil Contingencies Unit Offices, Dorset Police HQ, Winfrith, Dorset, DT2 8DZ. Contact: Jennifer Cutler Tel: 07799 075 950, Pager: 07699 725 620
Devon, Cornwall & IoS Devon & Cornwall Police, Emergency Planning Unit, 7-9 Hamilton Drive, Middlemoor, Exeter, EX2 7HQ. Contact: Neil Hamlyn Tel: 01392 452 496 or 07809 689 426 Devon & Cornwall LRF
Gloucestershire Gloucestershire Tri-Service Centre, Waterwells Drive, Quedgeley, Gloucester, GL2 2AX. Contact: Matthew Steele Tel: 01452 753 238 Gloucestershire LRF
Wiltshire & Swindon c/o Wiltshire Police, Police Headquarters, London Road, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 2DN. Contact: Paul Williams Tel: 01380 861 823 Wiltshire LRF

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
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
Surrey Surrey Local Resilience Forum, Surrey County Council, Room 194, County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN. Contact: Victoria Hilton Tel: 0208 213 2800 Surrey LRF
Sussex Sussex LRF Secretariat, Sussex Police Headquarters, Church Lane, Malling, Lewes, BN7 2DZ. Contact: Surrey LRF Tel: 01273 404 385 Sussex LRF
Thames Valley Thames Valley LRF Secretariat, TVLRF, Joint Operations, Thames Valley Police, Headquarters South, Kidlington, OX5 2NX. Contact: TVLRF Tel: 01865 846 488 Thames Valley LRF


Region Contact details
London London Resilience Team, London Fire Brigade, 196 Union Street, London, SE1 0LL. Contact: Tel: 020 8555 1200 ext 30175 London Prepared @LDN_Prepared


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: Dr Wyn Price Tel: 029 2082 3872
Dyfed Powys Dyfed Powys LRF Partnership Team, Strategic Co-ordination Centre, Dyfed Powys Police Headquarters, Llangunnor, Carmarthen, SA31 2PF. Contact: Byron Wilkinson / Peter Nicholas Tel: 01267 248453 / 01267 248454 Dyfed Powys LRF
Gwent Gwent Local Resilience Forum Co-ordinator, Police Headquarters, Turnpike Road, Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran, NP44 2XJ. Tel: 01633 642010 Contact:
North Wales North Wales Resilience Forum Secretariat, North Wales Police Headquarters, Colwyn Bay. Tel: 07884 068 032
South Wales Local Resilience Forum Secretariat, Room 215, Merthyr Tydfil CBC, Civic Centre, Castle Street, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8AN. Contact: Julia Fogarty Tel: 01685 724683 Fax: 01685 387740

Scotland and Northern Ireland

Details for LRFs in Scotland are on the website of the Scottish Executive.

Details for LRFs in Northern Ireland are available from the Northern Ireland Civil Contingencies Policy Branch.