Flooding and sandbags

We currently keep a sandbag reserve for the most 'at-risk' areas in the Borough.


We prioritise those areas most at risk. When stocks of sandbags are at a level where were can protect essential infrastructure, those identified in the most ‘at risk’ areas, which require support, will receive sandbags. If you are not in a high risk area, you should also consider measures that you can take in advance to prepare for any flooding.

You could buy your own sandbags from builders' merchants, or use growbags, bin liners or plastic bags filled with earth, which can also be effective in keeping water out. Sandbags are not the only form of flood protection equipment.

In a flooding emergency, we will give sandbag delivery priority to vulnerable residents.

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Updated: 29 June 2017