Flood Barrier Deployment
The Town flood defence barrier was deployed in January and following advice from the Environment Agency it remained in place during February. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak it was not possible to remove the barrier in March as planned. The removal of the barrier relies on our flood volunteers and during the epidemic it has not been possible to do the work safely while respecting the social distancing guidance. As soon as it is safe to do so the barrier will be removed.
If your property is in imminent danger of flooding please telephone 0800 232323 or out of hours call 01722 413834 to request assistance.
Please note sandbags will only be provided in response to emergency situations. You cannot collect sandbags from any of our depots.
If you require sandbags as a precautionary measure you will need to make your own arrangements to purchase them from local suppliers.
Wiltshire Council has in place an Emergency Management Plan and will respond to flooding events. We do not have a statutory duty to provide sandbags, but experience shows that the community expects the council to help if flooding is imminent. It is important that we handle enquiries sympathetically but in accordance with the following principles:
If your property is in a flood risk area you may find it useful to complete a Personal Flood Plan to help you prepare for an emergency situation.