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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. PLEASE NOTE PRICES MAY HAVE CHANGED SINCE THE TIME OF UPDATING (December 2021)

Indoor / Outdoor Builders Merchants, Cam
Tel:01453 546820
Sat Close 6pm
Sun Close 4pm
£2.99 for 20 kilo bag

J C Aldridge & Son Ltd
10 Market Place
Gloucestershire GL13 9BB
Tel: 01453 810223
£4.99 for 25 kilo bag

Chalford Building Supplies, Chalford
Tel: 01453 732600
Sat Close 12 noon
£2.62 + VAT for 25 kilo bag

Additional empty hessian sandbags can be purchased at £0.59 each

Moreton C. Cullimore (Gravels) Ltd. Whitminster
Tel: 01452 740326
Sat Close 11:45am
£27.00 per ton
£0.50 - £1 per sandbag
25kg plastic bags of sand including delivery - £1.50 +VAT can be purchased in bulk of 40 bags per pallet (up to 8 pallets per delivery)

Travis Perkins, Wallbridge
Tel: 01453 762194
Sat Close 12 noon
Sun Closed all day
£2.49 +VAT for 25 kilo bag

Allstone, Gloucester
Minimum 100 filled at £300.00 out of hours. Tel 01452 520853
Sat Close 5:30pm
Sun Close 1pm
Allstones will sell small quantities of filled sandbags at £2.50 +VAT per sandbag. If you are unable to collect from them, they will deliver for a charge. Please contact them to discuss.

BuildIT, Wisloe Road, Cam, GL2 7AF
Tel: 01453 890 578
Mon - Fri : 7:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday : 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday : Closed
£2.87 for 25 kilo bag


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 green refuse bin.

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