Due to the adverse weather conditions, Rochford DistrictCouncil will be providing free sandbags and sand to those in need. These will be available from BSG Buildbase, at PurdeysIndustrial Estate, today.
Residents will need to take proof of residency with them, such as a council tax or utility bill. They will not be expected to pay for them, merely to sign for them.
Deputy Leader of the Council, Councillor Keith Hudson, said: “Because of the exceptional weather conditions we are experiencing at the moment, following urgent discussions with our officers this afternoon, Rochford District Council has approved this move to help residents all that we possibly can.”
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