FED up families living with flood misery on a Stafford road have been given a promise that action will be taken.
Sandon Road is regularly flooded during heavy downpours and was left water-logged several times over the summer.
Councillor Mike Maryon, Staffordshire County Council’s highways boss, has pledged his support to help put an end to the problems.
The council widened the culvert in the road 10 years ago and is now planning to carry out a survey to make sure there are no blockages.
Councillor Maryon also wants to meet Environment Agency staff to look at the options available to stop the floods at the point where the road crosses with Sandyford Brook.
The flood risk associated with the watercourse is the Environment Agency’s responsibility but Councillor Maryon says they are keen to help resolve it.
He said: “I appreciate that finding a solution to flooding can be both complex and costly, but I am keen to offer whatever help the EA needs to reduce the risk of flooding.
“I know the EA has identified a number of engineering options and the challenge now is getting the funding to progress one of these options.
“We have done what we can, and if the EA needs to press for national funding we will certainly support them if there is any chance the flooding risk in Sandon Road can be reduced.”