Welcome to the LGFF website

The LGFF is the independent voice of local government on flooding matters and intends to give local councils a strong voice and a fair deal. 

The purpose of this website is to provide local authorities with information

on LGFF as well as updates on the Forum's latest campaigns and development.


The next meeting of the LGFF will be in London on Friday, 20 March 2015. Click here for more information and book online.

LGFF & RAiNGAIN in Westminster on 8 October 2014.  The aim of the day was to launch the LGiU's publication 'Managing Floods: supporting local partnerships' , which recommended that 60% of the Environment Agency's budget for flood risk being given to lead local flood authorities.  The conference also heard from presentations on the use of X-band radar in Germany and the USA. 

LGFF again met in London on 21 February 2014 to discuss the recent floods that had started in early December 2013 and continued through to February.  The meeting invited Max Tant from Kent County Council to discuss the floods that had affected the County and we also had panel discussing from authorities also affected from Torbay, Dorset and Runnymede.  We were also provided by an update from the Environment Agency on the recent floods.  WSP provided an update on partnership funding and the Committee on Climate Change provided a critical presentation on the Government's attempts to tackle climate change in the current financial climate.  For presentations please click here to download in .pdf format.

LGFF  meeting on 22 November 2013, London.  The ABI provided an upate on 'Flood Re' a scheme that aims to ensure households with a high risk flooding are still able to get home insurance.  Speakers from Kent and Bracknell Forest provided an update on  the national guidance for SUDs.  WSP gave an interesting presentation on how 3D modelling can better assist in understanding flooding and flood defence and they also presented an interesting idea of developing an App for a smartphone that uses GIS could be developed to assist in flood forecasting and prevention.  And we received updates from  Imperial College London on RainGain following October's local government conference in France and the Environment Agency provided an update on surface water mapping and other flood related matters.   Click here to download the slides! 

LGFF in Paris!   Local authorities from the LGFF attended the RainGain conference for local government in France on 23 October.  This was an interesting conference that saw partners from the UK, France, Belgium and the Netherlands attend. There was a lot of debate and discussion on how French local government in Val de Marne dealt with flood related matters, in particular , evacuation in advance of predicted flooding , and how this contrasted with UK local government.  For more information on the day's event click here.


June 2013: The LGFF met in Salford for the first time.  This was an interesting meeting which included speakers from Jon Hall, Chief Fire Officer of Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service, Cllr Derek Antrobus, Deputy Mayor of Salford, Charles Tucker, Chair of the National Flood Forum, Emma Thomson and Mark Garratt from the Environment Agency. Please click here to download slides.

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