*Flood Barrier test exercise on the 6th December 2018*
In partnership with the Environment Agency, Wilton Town Council and the local flood wardens will be testing our temporary flood barrier at Crow Lane on the 6th December. Notices have been put up in local shops and leaflets posted to local residents. This is just a test to make sure the procedures, communication and barrier construction are working correctly.
In order for the barrier to be constructed and in the correct position, notices will be displayed requesting residents and shoppers not to park in Crow Lane on the 6th December.
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.