Richmondshire District Council

Sandbag deliveries

Making plans now will help you protect your property, as the council cannot commit to always being able to provide sandbags to houses or commercial premises during  flooding incidents.

During a flooding incident we have to prioritise our resources and staff welfare. Staff will only be deployed to deliver sandbags if it is deemed safe to do so. 


Normal working hours

Deliveries of sandbags will be made between 6.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Sunday.

Out of hours

Outside of normal working hours, you will need to contact the out of hours service on 01653 690738. Please note sandbags will normally only be delivered up to 9pm.


Number of sandbags provided

The council's stock of sandbags will be prioritised to responding to a threat of, or actual flood incidents in the following areas:

  • Protection of council and domestic properties
    A maximum of 6 sandbags per doorway will be provided.

  • Commercial premises
    A maximum of 20 sandbags will be provided at a cost of £5.30 per bag, if resources are available to do so during normal working hours only.

Advice and further information

If you live in an area that is at risk of flooding, please be aware of what information is available and what you can do to help yourself. Many arrangements to protect properties can be made in advance.

Sandbags and alternatives can be purchased from builders merchants. Rubble bags filled with water and secured with plastic ties have proved to be a very effective defence against flood water. They are cheaper to purchase, take up less storage, can be moved quickly into place following warnings from the Environment Agency and are easily disposed of.

Another alternative is to purchase bags filled with a gel substance that swells up to help form a water-tight seal. These are however more costly than the rubble bags.


Useful links

For more advice and information on protecting your home or business from flooding, please visit the National Flood Forum website.

To check if a flood warning has been issued, visit GOV.UK's flood warnings page.


Sandbags locations

 Area Location   Access

Gilling West

Village Hall

Open site

Gilling West

Corner of Sedbury Land and Melsonby Road Garage

Open site

Gilling West

Waters Lane, first house on left in open barn

Open site

Gilling West

Cricket pitch, Gilling West

Open site

Leyburn

Police Station

Open site

Reeth

Recycling site, Industrial Estate, Silver Street

Open site

Arkengarthdale

Langthwaite recycling site

Open site

Croft

Village Hall car park

Open site

Redmire

Recycling site – Open store

Open site

Newsham

Village Hall, Newsham

Open site

Whaw

Rear of Reading Rooms

Open site

Catterick Village

Shed in drying area of Academy House

Open site

Muker

Recycling site in the car park

Open site

Main store, Richmond

The Depot, Gallowfields Trading Estate, Richmond

Contact the council for access on 01748 829100 or if out of hours on 01653 690738

Gilling West

Waters Lane, first house on left in open barn

Contact the council for access on 01748 829100 or if out of hours on 01653 690738

Gilling West

Millgate, near iron bridge in garage 

Contact the council for access on 01748 829100 or if out of hours on 01653 690738

Leyburn lock up

Leyburn car park, through the gate near recycling bins

Contact the council for access on 01748 829100 or if out of hours on 01653 690738

Grinton

Youth Hostel

Contact the council for access on 01748 829100 or if out of hours on 01653 690738

Hawes

Rear of Fire Station

Contact the council for access on 01748 829100 or if out of hours on 01653 690738

Hunton

Top end of village towards Castle Bolton

Contact the council for access on 01748 829100 or if out of hours on 01653 690738

Spennithorne

Joiners shop

Contact the council for access on 01748 829100 or if out of hours on 01653 690738

Castle Bolton

Stringers Castle Bolton (corner of Park Lane)

Contact the council for access on 01748 829100 or if out of hours on 01653 690738

Patrick Brompton

Wardle House,Patrick Brompton, Bedale DL8 1JU

Contact the council for access on 01748 829100 or if out of hours on 01653 690738

Melsonby

The Nurseries

Contact the council for access on 01748 829100 or if out of hours on 01653 690738

Scotton

Far End garage, Menin Road,  Scotton

Contact the council for access on 01748 829100 or if out of hours on 01653 690738

Bellerby

Manor House, Bellerby

Contact the council for access on 01748 829100 or if out of hours on 01653 690738

Barton

Village hall car park

Contact the council for access on 01748 829100 or if out of hours on 01653 690738

Fremington

The Bike Shop

Contact the council for access on 01748 829100 or if out of hours on 01653 690738

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