Watch out for bogus callers - check their ID badges
Homes in Sedgemoor have been notified of bogus callers in the area by Avon and Somerset Constabulary. A company calling itself SWRP is trying to measure up for new heating systems, and is trying to pass itself off as a genuine contractor. This has mainly occurred in Highbridge, Axbridge and Cheddar.
If you are visited by any personnel you are not expecting, or who look suspicious, please call 0800 585360 or 01278 552400 for clarification before allowing them in.
Remember - A genuine tradesperson will be very happy to wait while you check their ID.
The latest flood warnings and advice are available from the Environment Agency Floodline on 0845 988 1188.
Sandbags are available from Sedgemoor District Council
Sedgemoor District Council provides sandbags for residents to collect, free of charge, when the district is experiencing weather conditions that has the potential to cause flooding.
These are to protect external doors and air bricks at risk of flood. The Council will not provide sandbags to protect land, gardens, garages, drives or similar. The sandbags issued will become the responsibility of the residents for removal and disposal. The Council will not collect the sandbags.
A maximum of 6 sandbags per property will be allowed, and the responsibility for positioning the sandbags will lie with the occupier.
Residents wishing to collect sandbags should contact Sedgemoor District Council on 0845 408 2540, to check when the depot is open for collections. The Council stocks sandbags at its Depot at Colley Lane, Bridgwater (Postcode TA6 5LB).
The Council cannot guarantee the provision of sandbags outside of normal working hours. Sandbags and sand can also be obtained from local building suppliers.