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What are the risks in Lincolnshire?

The Civil Contingencies Act requires us to produce a Community Risk Register as part of our wider work in preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies.

The register covers all types of risks and we use this as a baisis for our planning to protect Lincolnshire; we hope you will find our comprehensive approach reassuring.

Top risks and the National Risk Register

The Government publishes a National Risk Register which sets out our assessment of the likelihood and potential impact of a range of different risks that may directly affect the UK.

The National Risk Register is designed to increase awareness of the kinds of risks the UK faces, and encourage individuals and organisations to think about their own preparedness.

The Government prescribes over 80 potential hazards that have to be assessed by the Local Resilience Forum to help prioritise work. For further information on the full range of risks considered please visit the Cabinet Office website to read about the National Risk Register.

Local risks


1. East Coast Flooding
2. Inland Flooding
3. Health impacts from disease / contamination
4. Severe Weather
5. Loss of critical infrastructure
6. Fuel shortages
7. Malicious Acts

Lincolnshire’s Risk Register can be found in the attached PDF document (below)

Please note that this document is currently being reviewed.


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  • flooding


    The LRF works very closely with the Environment Agency and many other professional partners both in planning to reduce the effects of flooding and in the response to an incident.

  • diseases

    Health impacts from disease / contamination

    A pandemic is a rapidly-spreading, epidemic of a disease that affects most countries and regions of the world.

  • Image of man filling up car with gas

    Fuel shortages

    All organisations rely to some extent on fuel; whether it is for getting staff to work, distributing products or providing services.

  • Image of a telephone

    Loss of critical infrastructure

    ‘Critical Infrastructure’ is the name given to all of the different essential services which we rely on as part of modern society and the economy.

  • Photograph - Flooding in 2007

    Severe weather

    The United Kingdom does experience severe weather due to its maritime temperate climate with occasional continental and arctic influences.

  • Image of Skegness at high tide

    East Coast Flooding

    If you live along Lincolnshire’s coast line, then you are at risk of flooding.

Gritting trucvk driving away in the snow

Lincolnshire roads open but ice and snow still making driving hazardous

18 March 2018 | Updated: 19 March 2018

Our gritting team have been working around the clock to lessen the impact of the latest snowfall in the county.

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