Can I get sandbags from the council?
Yes, but we have only a limited supply of sandbags.
We can only give sandbags to the homes at greatest risks.
Is everyone entitled to free sandbags?
No. Sandbags will only be issued to homes that are in danger of being flooded by river or watercourse flooding. Householders and landlords must take responsibility themselves for the protection of their property.
Where to buy sandbags
If you need sandbags to protect your premises, you can contact a building supplier listed in a commercial telephone directory or by doing a search on the internet.
Sandbags can be purchased from most local builders merchants, however, please be aware that some builders merchants consider sandbags a seasonal item and they may not always be available.
Businesses and commercial property
Commercial premises are responsible for carrying out their own risk assessments for flooding and for ordering their own supplies of sandbags. In exceptional circumstances, sandbags may be provided but this would be an operational decision and should not be allowed to be used as a precedent.
Delivery of sandbags
Subject to an assessment of need, we will, whenever and wherever possible, deliver sandbags to persons with justified requests for them. Where sandbags are provided, they become the absolute responsibility of the person or council receiving them. We will accept no liability for positioning them or any subsequent repositioning, nor will we be responsible for collecting and disposing of sandbags after the flooding.