STORM Christoph has forced the council to trigger its Severe Weather Emergency Protocol.

Flood alerts have been issued around Swindon after heavy rain battered the country last night and more rain is forecast today, with temperatures set to plummet at the weekend.

Swindon Borough Council will find accommodation for anyone sleeping rough in the town after it activated the SWEP.

The council has asked for people to get in touch if they know anyone who is sleeping rough.

To get in touch contact 01793 445503, visit or go directly to Wat Tyler House.