Emergency Planning


We may be able to supply sandbags to properties that are in danger of flooding. We have decided to provide sandbags as an emergency response to flooding, although we are not obliged to. A supply of sandbags is available from the car park in Mill Hill Road, Market Harborough. Please limit the number of sandbags you take to 6 per person.

Residents wishing to have sandbags prior to any event should get them from local builder's merchants. Elderly or disabled people who wish to have sandbags in advance should contact the council by emailing customer.services@harborough.gov.uk

During emergencies, sandbags will be provided to elderly disabled persons before other members of the public. Due to demand it will not be possible to deliver to everybody; therefore it is better for sandbags or other defences to be obtained before an event.

Sandbags are not the most effective way to prevent water entering premises; other products provide far more effective forms of defence. View information on sandbag alternatives.