Is your property at risk from flooding? If it has not flooded in the last 15 years then it is most probably not at risk.
Sand bags only reduce the flow. They are not a permanent solution.
If you are not sure, or you need advice, visit [http://nationalfloodforum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Ready-for-flooding.pdf]. Generally the National Flood Forum is a very good place to start.
Does your neighbour's property flood? Do they receive e-mails from Bottesford NHW? If they don't have internet access, please print this email & give to them.
National Flood Forum, Old Snuff Mill Warehouse, Park Lane, Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12 2EL