Melksham Without Parish Council
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Flood Wardens

Following recent flooding in the area a good number of people put themselves forward as Volunteer Flood Wardens. 

The Flood Wardens have received training from the Environment Agency and Wiltshire Council Community Resilience team and have begun to draft Emergency Response plans in teams based on their locations i.e.: Shaw, Whitley, West Hill & Purlpit, Shurnhold and Beanacre.  
If you have any specific requirements in an emergency please contact the Parish Council to let us know your details now; for example if you require an electricity supply for essential medical equipment (i.e.: dialysis machine) or have mobility problems.  We can then ensure that the emergency services are made aware on their arrival at the scene to aid their priority assessments.
For more information on how to prepare for an emergency, including Flooding, you can take a look at the following websites.  If you do not have access to the internet, please contact the Parish Council office where we will be happy to provide copies for you to take away and read.

For help and advice in the event of flooding or to report environmental incidents, call the Environment Agency 24 hour hotline on 0800 807060.

For futher information call the Environment Agency on on 08708 506506 (8am to 6pm weekdays).

Click here for the Environment Agency floodline

If you are in imminent danger of flooding telephone 0300 456 0105 or out of hours call 01722 413834.
If you see any blocked drains or ditches in the area, please contact your local flood warden, Councillor or let us know at the Parish Council office on: 01225 705700, email: or report it on our facebook page.


The Parish Council are working closely with Wiltshire Council on the provision of a store of sandbags in the Whitley area for distribution in Shaw, Whitley and Beanacre on a “needs” basis to properties at imminent risk of flooding. This is a limited suppy which would be prioritised to the elderly, disabled and those with young families.