5. Gully Cleaning and Sandbags

Keeping gullies clear is important to ensure water can drain away.

Subject to access we aim to cleanse all roadside gullies a minimum of once per year and in accordance with a scheduled programme.

The scheduled programme has been informed by the information we have gathered and are continuously updating on the type and location of road and likely flood risk.

By working to the scheduled programme the Council is able to work efficiently and ensure that every gully gets visited as quickly as possible. Ad-hoc visits will delay the programme, therefore Council is not currently accepting reports of blocked gullies. If a blocked gully is putting your property at risk of flooding, please let us know and we will inspect and arrange for it to be cleared if necessary.

Contact the gully team

  • Phone: 0161 770 4325 during working hours
  • Phone: 0161 770 2222 for out of hours emergencies

If you own your home or rent from a private landlord, the home owner is responsible for keeping these gullies clean, including drains on unadopted roads.

 

Sandbags

Sandbags are not generally effective in preventing water entering properties. The Council does not provide sand bags directly to property owners, occupants or businesses.