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 GM 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 LRF Secretariat, Lancashire Constabulary, Headquarters, Saunders Lane, Hutton, Lancashire. Contact: MJ Ryal 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:, Durham & Darlington LRF Community Risk Register (pdf, 2.4 mb)
Northumbria Northumbria LRF Manager, C/O Northumbria Police, Etal Lane Police Station, Etal Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE5 4AW. Contact: John Heckels 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 (Details coming soon) Community Risk Register (Details coming soon)
North Yorkshire Emergency Planning Manager & LRF Secretariat, North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8AD. Contact: Matt Robinson Head of Resilience & Emergencies at NYCC and North Yorkshire Local Resilience 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: Leah Bell 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 (pdf, 255 kb) Know your risks
Warwickshire Warwickshire Local Resilience Forum, c/o Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, Communities, Warwickshire County Council, PO Box 43, Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4SX. Contact: Warwickshire LRF, 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), Helen Burton (Tactical Coordinator), Rebecca Pritchett (Tactical Coordinator), Generic Email Refreshed Community Risk Register
West Midlands West Midlands Conurbation Local Resilience Forum, Events Control Suite, Tally Ho, Pershore Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 7RN. Contact:, West Midlands Conurbation LRF, West Midlands Community Risk Register (PDF, 11.4 MB, 21 pages), Community Risk Register

East Midlands

Region Contact details
Derbyshire Resilience Partnership Emergency Planning Division, Derbyshire County Council, County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3AG. Contact: Stephen Peace 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: Andrew Murr 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: Mark Pape Northamptonshire LRF Community Risk Register (pdf, 195 kb)
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Nottingham and Nottinghamshire LRF Secretariat, Emergency Planning Team, Nottinghamshire County Council, County Hall, Loughborough Road, Nottingham. NG2 7QP.
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire LRF
Community Risk Register

East of England

Region Contact details
Bedfordshire & Luton Bedfordshire Local Resilience Forum, c/o . Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Southfields Road, Kempston Bedford, MK42 7NR. Contact: BLRF Mailbox Bedfordshire LRF Community Community Risk Register
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Local Resilience Forum, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service, Hinchingbrooke Cottage, Brampton Road, Huntingdon, PE29 2NA. Contact: Robyn Farmer 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 (pdf, 190 kb)
Norfolk Resilience Hub Building 17D, Scottow Enterprise Park, Lamas Road, Badersfield, NR10 5FB. 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, Operations, Police & Fire Headquarters, PO Box 37, Valley Road, Portishead, BS20 8QJ. Contact: Andrew Bruce Community Risk Register
Dorset Dorset Local Resilience Forum, Civil Contingencies Unit, MICC Offices, Dorchester Fire Station, Peverell Avenue West, Poundbury, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 3SU. Contact: Deborah Haynes Dorset LRF Community Risk Register (pdf, 178 kb)
Devon, Cornwall & IoS Devon & Cornwall Police, Exeter Police Station, Sidmouth Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 7RY. Contact: Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LRF Community Risk Register
Gloucestershire Gloucestershire Tri-Service Centre, Waterwells Drive, Quedgeley, Gloucester, GL2 2AX. Contact: Alisa Wickens, Alternative contact 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 & Isle of Wight Fire and Police Headquarters, Leigh Rd, Eastleigh, SO50 9SJ. Contact: HIOWLRF Hampshire LRF Community Risk Register (pdf, 10.6 mb)
Kent Kent and Medway Resilience Forum, Kent and Medway Resilience Team Support Team, Kent Fire and Rescue Service HQ, The Godlands, Straw Mill Hill, Tovil, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6XB. Contact: KRF Secretariat Team Kent LRF Community Risk Register (pdf, 600 kb)
Surrey Surrey Local Resilience Forum, Surrey County Council, Woodhatch Place, 11 Cockshot Hill, Reigate RH2 8EF. Contact: Chris Moon Surrey LRF Community Risk Register
Sussex Sussex LRF Secretariat, Sussex Police Headquarters, Church Lane, Malling, Lewes, BN7 2DZ. Contact: Sussex LRF email Sussex LRF website Community Risk Register (pdf, 4.5 mb)
Thames Valley Thames Valley LRF Secretariat, TVLRF, Joint Operations, Thames Valley Police, Headquarters South, Kidlington, OX5 2NX. Contact: 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 / Huw Thomas 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 (pdf, 3.8 mb)
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 South Wales Local Resilience Forum Community Risk Register (PDF, 704 KB, 58 pages)

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 May 2024 + show all updates
  1. Updated the link to the Gwent Risk Register site

  2. Updated the LRF website links for the following locations: Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Merseyside Warwickshire West Midlands

  3. Updated the details for Kent LRF

  4. Updated the links for both the South Yorkshire LRF/ South Yorkshire Emergencies Community Risk Register links

  5. Updated the contact details for Hampshire & IOW

  6. Updated the West Yorkshire LRF site URL.

  7. Updated the Sussex contact details.

  8. Updated the Greater Manchester details

  9. Updated the contact details for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

  10. Replaced the South Wales Local Resilience Forum Community Risk Register with the latest version

  11. Updated the contact details for the LRF Coordinator for Northamptonshire

  12. Updated the contact details for Derbyshire Resilience Partnership

  13. Updated the details for Surrey

  14. Updated the site details for Humber

  15. Updated the West Midlands and Dorset contact details

  16. Updated the contact details for Norfolk.

  17. Updated the contact email address for Lancashire.

  18. Updated contact details for Bedfordshire & Luton.

  19. Updated the details for the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire LRF Secretariat

  20. Updated the contact details for Thames Valley

  21. The contact details for the North Yorkshire region have been updated.

  22. Updated the contact details for Devon, Cornwall & IoS

  23. Updated the contact details for Warwickshire LRF

  24. Updated contacts for Surrey LRF and West Mercia LRF.

  25. Updated the contact for Avon & Somerset LRF

  26. Updated the contact details for West Yorkshire LRF

  27. Updated email address for North Wales LRF

  28. Updated contact details for Lancashire LRF

  29. Updated the URLs for Gloucestershire LRF Website and Direct link to Community Risk Register. Updated Gloucestershire contact details.

  30. Contact details for Northumbria LRF and Leicestershire LRF updated.

  31. Updated West Mercia contact details

  32. Updated West Mercia LRF Contact details.

  33. Update to Avon & Somerset contact details.

  34. Contact details have been updated.

  35. Updates to contact details.

  36. Updated broken links.

  37. Updated some contact.

  38. Linked updated

  39. Contact details updated.

  40. Contacts updated.

  41. Updated Thames Valley contact.

  42. Updated contact for Lancashire LRF.

  43. Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole contact details updated.

  44. Merseyside contact details amended.

  45. Updated West Midlands contact information.

  46. Updated details for Surrey Local Resilience Forum.

  47. Updated contact details for North Yorkshire.

  48. Updated contact info for Warwickshire

  49. Updated contact details in the tables

  50. First published.