Council confirms ‘we have no sandbags’

Boston Borough Council
Boston Borough Council

Boston Borough Council has stressed that it does not have any sandbags to give to residents to prepare for potential flooding this evening.

The authority has issued a statement to say: “For the avoidance of doubt, in a flooding incident, Boston Borough Council does not supply sandbags, neither empty nor filled, to any resident or business in Boston borough as the responsibility for safeguarding homes and businesses lies with the owner.

“We are advising that members of the public get these from local building merchants, Travis and Perkins, B&Q and Jacksons, Jewsons are out of stock until tomorrow (Friday).”

The Standard understands that North Kesteven District Council has offered up to 1,000 sandbags to help in case of emergency. It is not yet known if the offer will be accepted.

The council last month asked residents to prepare their own flood plan in case of emergency and stressed residents are reponsible for their own properties.

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