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Sandbags

As a property owner it is your responsibility to protect your property from flooding. The council is unable to supply sandbags in advance of any flood warnings and you should make your own arrangements to purchase and arrange for delivery to your home by local builders merchants (see yellow pages for suppliers)

If you are in imminent danger of flooding telephone 0300 456 0105.

We have a limited supply of sandbags and any requests for them during an emergency will be considered on a case by case basis and prioritised by level of need or vulnerability for example the elderly or infirm and the protection of commercial property to prevent environmental pollution.

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Once delivered, sandbags are the responsibility of the householder and you will need to make arrangement for their disposal following the incident.

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If you live in known flood areas or have previously been flooded you should adopt a self help approach to protect your property. This can be done by fitting items such as flood gates, non return valves, air brick covers, toilet bungs etc. Information and advice about these products, how to obtain and fit them can be obtained from the National Flood Forum’s Blue Pages.

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Information and advice can also be found at the Environment Agency.

The National Flood Forum website also holds lots of advice and information about flooding.

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If your parish is in a known flood area your parish council will have been encouraged to develop a flood plan and recruit flood wardens.

The plan should detail how your community will react in a flood situation and what advice and assistance is available locally. Contact your parish to find out more or to get involved in reducing the impact of flooding to yourself and your community.

In some localities where there is a known flood risk the town and parish council may hold a limited supply of gel sacs for distribution in times of emergency. Gel sacs are available to parish councils and may be issued at the discretion of the parish council.

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Local builders' merchants for supplies of sandbags and sand


TownCompanyPhone number
ChippenhamJewson01249 653351
Chippenham
Travis Perkins01249 653365


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TownCompanyPhone number
DevizesB&Q01380 829100
Devizes
Jewson01380 725441
Devizes
Sydenhams
01380 720888
Devizes
Roses
01380 722689
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TownCompanyPhone number
MarlboroughTravis Perkins
01672 519135
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TownCompanyPhone number
Melksham
Travis Perkins
01225 700218


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TownCompanyPhone number
Salisbury
Boswells
01722 333781
Salisbury
Jewson
01722 323922
Salisbury
Wickes
01722 435100


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TownCompanyPhone number
SwindonWickes01793 610701


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TownCompanyPhone number
Trowbridge
B&Q
01225 777891
Trowbridge
Travis Perkins
01225 764451
Trowbridge
Wickes
01225 776580


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TownCompanyPhone number
Warminster
Travis Perkins
01985 216902


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Sandbag policy PDF (19kb)

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Last updated: 13 December 2016 | Last reviewed: 13 December 2016