MARLOW’s Mayor has urged residents to be patient while they wait for stocks of sandbags from the recent flooding to be collected.

Suzanne Brown said the clean up job following the worst floods to hit the town since 1947 would take some time to complete.

Last week, Marlow Town Council and Wycombe District Council advised residents to stack up sandbags at various collection points throughout town, including Court Garden Car Park.

Cllr Brown said: “It is a massive clean-up process, as around 8000 sandbags have been delivered. It will take a long time to pick them up, and they will have to go to landfill because they are contaminated.

“Please bear with us, it is going to take time. Wycombe District Council is trying its very best to collect them.”

Where possible, residents are asked to store sandbags in case of future flooding, but only if they have not been contaminated by floodwater.