We are getting reports of surface water flooding in some areas of the District. If residents are in immediate danger from flooding they should call the Emergency Services on 999.

Heavy rain is forecast to continue until tomorrow morning and again at the end of the week. Therefore residents may want to be prepared to protect their property with sandbags. Empty sandbags are available free of charge from the following council locations during opening hours:

Shepway Civic Centre
Civic Centre
Castle Hill Avenue
CT20 2QY
Open Monday to Friday 8.30 am-5pm (Wednesdays 9.30am-5pm)

Hythe Town Council
1 Stade Street
CT21 6BG
Open Monday to Friday: 10am-1pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm (closes at 1pm on the last Friday of each month)

Dymchurch Parish Council
13 Orgarswick Avenue
TN29 0NX
Open Monday and Tuesday: 8.30am -12.30pm

New Romney One Stop Shop
Church Approach
New Romney
TN28 8AS
Open Tuesday and Friday: 9am-12.30pm

New Romney Town Council
Town Hall
High Street
New Romney
TN28 8BT
Open Monday and Wednesday: 8.30am-4.30pm and Friday: 8.30am-3.30pm

New Romney Town Council have also arranged for sandbags to be available at the following locations in New Romney.

Travis Perkins
Mountfield Industrial Estate
New Romney
Open Monday to Friday 9.30am-5pm and Saturday 8am to 12noon

Community Warden’s Office
Romney Marsh Community Church
North Street
New Romney
Open Monday to Friday 9am to 12noon

Lydd Town Council
Town Clerk’s Office
Guild Hall,
13 High Street
TN29 9AF
Open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 9am-12.30pm

Sand and sandbags are available at most builders’ merchants and larger DIY stores. Merchants can also deliver them for an additional charge.

If you have not been able to get sandbags in advance you can use alternatives like pillowcases or refuse sacks and fill them with soil.Flooded_field