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Allerdale Borough Council,
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CA14 3YJ

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Location of free flood sacks to help people protect their properties

24 December 2015

Allerdale Borough Council is providing free flood sacks to help people protect their properties against any flooding.

The flood sacks are available at our customer contact centres until noon today [December 24]:

  • Workington - Allerdale House, Workington
  • Cockermouth - customer service centre, Fairfield car park, Cockermouth
  • Keswick - Town Hall, Main Street, Keswick
  • Wigton, Market Hall, Wigton
  • Maryport Town Hall, Senhouse Street, Maryport  
  • Flood relief and information centre, Wakefield Road car park, Cockermouth 

The following locations will be open over the Christmas period and have flood sacks available for people:


Vicarage Fields caravan park, Beach Road, Allonby, CA15 6PE


Aspatria Dairy, Station Road, Aspatria, CA7 2AR


bunker next to the toilets, Braithwaite


The Swan, Kirkgate, Cockermouth, CA13 9PH

Christchurch, Cockermouth, CA13 9RU


Old Methodist Hall, West Lane, Flimby, CA15 8QY


Town Hall, 50 Main Street, Keswick, CA12 5JS (sandbag store via the Keswick Flood Recovery Group who will distribute if needed)


Maryport Hospital, Ewanrigg Road, CA15 8EJ

Lifeboat station, Harbourside, Maryport.


Silloth Town Council yard, Criffel Street (opposite the Good Companions care home) CA74BT


Wigton Hospital, Cross Lane, Wigton, CA79DD


We're delivering flood sacks to properties in Hall Park Brow and Barepot.

Further locations will be announced in due course and can be found on the Council’s website at .

Flood sacks are items which swell when placed in water and can act as a barrier, much like a sand bag, to divert water. When dry they are light and reasonably flat so they can be stored for when they are required.


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0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ