As a local authority we have an important role to support the emergency services in the case of a major emergency within the borough. These emergencies can be natural disasters such as flooding, storms and pollution also other events such as major traffic accidents, unexploded bombs or acts of terrorism. Our role and responsibilities are outlined in the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 where we are a category 1 responder.
Financial Support for households and businesses affected by flooding
A package of financial support is now available and we're asking people to provide their details if they have been affected by flooding anywhere in the borough. You can see full details of the help available at: www.chorley.gov.uk/Pages/AtoZ/Flood-Support.aspx. Please share this information with family and friends.
What to do if you have sandbags
Here's our advice if you have sandbags (used or unused) following the flooding:
1 - Do not put full sandbags (used or unused) in with your household waste.
2 - Always wear gloves when handling sandbags and wash your hands thoroughly afterwards.
3 - Unused sandbags - Store in a dry shady place for future use. If you do not want to store sandbags, please empty the bags and dig the sand into your garden and place the empty bags in your green bin. Do not use the sand for children's sandpits or play, the sand used is courser than sand used for play.
4 - Used sandbags - Chorley Council will collect used sandbags from Croston from Monday, 4th January. This may take a few days to complete. Please leave the sandbags where you would normally leave your green bin. If used sandbags have been removed and stored in other locations, please contact Chorley Council at email@example.com
and tell us where they are and the approximate number of sandbags. We will then collect them.