We hold supplies of sandbags for emergency use and coordinate issuing them to the public via a collection service
The sole responsibility for the protection of a private property in the event of a flood lies with individual owners and not the council or any other agency.
Our policy for sand bags is to prevent or contain floodwaters from rivers or groundwater.
Sandbags may help to protect your property from flooding. It is important to remember in some situations sandbags can result in greater damage to your home, as they can trap water inside the property.
Request and Collect Sandbags
We hold supplies of sandbags for emergency use and coordinate issuing them to the public via a collection service at our Parks and Grounds Maintenance Department. To arrange sandbag collection please contact:
Please Note: Although we endeavour to supply sandbags, we cannot guarantee it.
In a major flooding situation, we will not be able to meet every request for sandbags to support people to protect their property.
Please note: Every householder is responsible for protecting their own home. This policy is not a guarantee that the council will be able to protect every property liable to flood.
The following priorities have been established:
Priority 1 - Protection of Infrastructure
To use sandbags to reinforce flood defences, protect highways and protect local neighbourhood areas known as, 'at risk of flooding' and other emergencies.
Priority 2 - Protection of Property
To deliver sandbags and provide support to areas known as, 'at risk' and that are in imminent danger of flooding. Particular help will be given to vulnerable people.*
* Any person who is unable to establish their own contingency plan due to physical infirmity or lack of mental capacity and is reliant on others to help them carry out activities of daily living.
There may be better alternatives which you can buy, but you will need to have these prepared in advance if you live in an area which is at risk of flooding. The Natural Resources Wales website provides more information.