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Flooding help - how to protect your home

It is a homeowner's responsibility to protect their property from a flood risk. If a property owner feels their property is at risk of flooding the council will encourage the resident to consider other ways to protect the property than sandbags.

For example, flood proof doors, flood boards and airbrick covers are more effective and can be stored by the homeowner so that they are much more convenient to use at short notice. This is an independent directory of flood protection products and services for information

For some properties at risk of flooding obtaining insurance has been difficult to obtain. The Government, in conjunction with the insurance industry have started an initiative to enable you to find affordable insurance. The initiative is called Flood Re and you can find out more about it in this document or at

You can collect a maximum of 12 Free Empty Sandbags from the Council Offices at Ebley Mill during normal office hours of 9am to 5pm mon to Thurs and 9am to 4:30pm on Friday.  

Alternatively, you can collect a maximum of 12 empty sandbags from the following builder’s merchants for free (as long as there is council provided stock available) where you can also purchase sand for filling. OPENING TIMES UPDATED (December 2022)


J C Aldridge & Son Ltd
10 Market Place
Gloucestershire GL13 9BB
Tel: 01453 810360

Sat Close 12 noon


Chalford Building Supplies, Chalford
Tel: 01453 732600
Sat Close 12 noon


Moreton C. Cullimore (Gravels) Ltd. Whitminster
Tel: 01452 740326
Sat Close 11:45am


Travis Perkins, Wallbridge
Tel: 01453 762194
Sat Close 12 noon
Sun Closed all day


Allstone, Gloucester
Minimum 100 filled at £300.00 out of hours. Tel 01452 536536
Sat Close 5:30pm
Sun Close 1pm



BuildIT, Wisloe Road, Cam, GL2 7AF
Tel: 01453 890 578
Mon - Fri : 7:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday : 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday : Closed


If you use sandbags in the event of a flood, consider whether they could be reused and will likely be needed again in the near future. Once they need to be disposed of, spread the sand on your garden and dispose of the bag in your grey refuse bin.

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