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Cheshire Mid-Mersey Partnership

Introduction

Managing flood and coastal erosion risk requires many organisations to work together in partnership. County and Unitary Authorities have been made the Lead Local Flood Authorities (LLFAs) under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 to take on the responsibility for leading on the coordination of flood risk management. They are tasked with bringing together all the relevant bodies to work in partnership to help manage local flood risk.

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To tackle flood risk in an integrated way the key agencies / authorities in water management across the sub-region combined as a Flood Risk Management Partnership in October 2010. By doing so it ensures the Partnership appreciates its actions over the whole area rather than simply within political boundaries.

The Cheshire Mid-Mersey Partnership is one of five Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) Partnerships within the North West region, the remaining four are:

  • The Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA);
  • Cumbria;
  • Lancashire;
  • Merseyside.

The Partnerships are in regular contact to actively deliver the duties set out by the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 which is overseen by the North West Regional Flood & Coastal Committee (NW RFCC).

The Cheshire Mid-Mersey partnership consists of the following Local Authorities. Further information on the roles and responsibilities, local flood risk management strategies and flood investigation reports are contained within the flooding sections of the authorities’ website.

 

Summary of Flood Risk within Cheshire Mid-Mersey Partnership Local Authority areas
Local Authority Area Residential Properties at Risk* Non-Residential Properties at Risk**
Surface Water (1 in 100 year) Fluvial Risk (Flood Zone 2 and 3) Surface Water (1 in 100 year) Fluvial Risk (Flood Zone 2 and 3)
Cheshire East Council 2,204 2,885 472 602
Cheshire West and Chester 1,773 2,459 289 1,143
Halton Borough Council 850 754 157 1,351
St Helens Council 1,683 688 1,855 112
Warrington Borough Council 884 15,681 163 1,600
Total 7,394 22,467 2,936 4,808

Values as of June 2017 supplied by the Environment Agency

*Includes properties situated on upper levels due to access issues.

**Includes properties situated on upper levels due to access issues. Non-residential properties are classified as having a function other than residential.

 

Location of Cheshire Mid-Mersey Catchment within the North West region

 


 

Role of the Partnership

The Partnership has a critical role to play in managing the risk of flooding from all sources and in working with communities to help them become more resilient.

The Partnership provides a forum to enable Risk Management Authorities (RMAs), partners and communities to identify how they can work together to deliver a more integrated, efficient and effective flood risk management service.

The following areas have been identified as priority themes for joint working:

  1. Developing a shared understanding of risk;
  2. Identifying and agreeing investment priorities;
  3. Developing shared maintenance programmes;
  4. Communications and engaging communities at risk of flooding;
  5. Engaging other partners, organisations and funding bodies;
  6. Creating joint approaches to strategic planning and sustainable economic growth;
  7. Delivering wider social and economic benefits through flood risk spending;
  8. Consistent and efficient delivery of statutory flood risk duties;
  9. Incident response and recovery work;
  10. To raise the profile of flooding issues across the Partnership and within the LLFAs, at the appropriate political and organisational levels.

This is supported by a detailed action plan showing the activities that will be delivered by the Partnership.

 

The information on this page has been provided by the Cheshire Mid-Mersey Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management Partnership. Last updated: December 2018