Residents in Marlborough have been invited into the Town Hall as homes in the town flood.

Storm Henk, which continues to sweep across the country, has left devastation in its wake as trees have been brought down and homes flooded.

National figures from the Environment Agency currently estimate that over 1,000 properties in England have been flooded this week, and homes in Marlborough are among those.

In response to the recent heavy rainfall, Marlborough Town Council has now opened up the Town Hall as a respite for residents who are unable to remain in their homes.

“The Town Council is working closely with the emergency services and Wiltshire Council to respond to the flooding situation in Marlborough,” said a spokesperson for the Town Council.

As well as opening the hall as an emergency response, the council revealed that their entire stock of gel sacks has already been given out to local residents and businesses.

Hundreds of flood warnings and alerts remain in place on Friday, and the Environment Agency has said that ongoing impacts are likely over the next five days because the ground is “completely saturated”.

Wiltshire Council have issued advice and updates on the latest road closures in the county, but Marlborough Town Council are urging residents to contact Wiltshire Council directly for road-related issues.

“Town and Parish Councils do not have the powers or resources to close a road, but if you spot a road not listed that is affected by flooding or fallen trees please report it to Wiltshire Council directly,” added the council spokesperson.