A councillor is calling for more action to prevent flooding on roads in Hammerwich.
Recent wet weather saw a section of Hall Lane left under water.
Cllr Dave King, who represents the Triangle division on Hammerwich Parish Council, said locals had taken to trying to clear drains in the area themselves to ease the problem.
“Councillors share the concerns of residents whose homes are once again under threat due to lack of gully emptying.
“Flooding under the old railway bridge in Hammerwich is a perennial problem which often sees Hall Lane impassable.
“Local residents often ‘have a go’ at clearing the drains, but recently the problem is getting worse.
“Hammerwich Parish Council is currently seeking quotes to clear drains on Burntwood Road, Meerash Lane and several others that have been blocked for months.”Cllr Dave King, Hammerwich Parish Council
Cllr David Williams, cabinet member for highways and transport at Staffordshire County Council, said crews had been working to prevent flooding.
He added that they were hoping to work with local landowners to tackle issues on some routes through Hammerwich.
“Our gully emptiers work across the entire highway network to maintain and inspecting over 180,000 gullies. Those on Hall Lane are due to be cleaned in the near future.
“We are aware that water from natural springs in the area can contribute to issues here during rainfall and we’re contacting third party landowners to clear private ditches which our gullies rely on to keep roads clear.
“Gullies in Burntwood Road were cleared earlier this year. While some follow-up work is required, we will continue to monitor local reports.
“Our highways crews will always prioritise those areas where private property is affected, or where flooding presents a hazard to the road user.
“Parish councils also have access to highway officers who will work closely with them to identify any problem areas.”Cllr David Williams, Staffordshire County Council
Cllr Williams added that highways issues, such as flooding, can be reported at www.staffordshire.gov.uk.