The recent rainfall in Kidsgrove has caused some localised flooding, which has been put down in some cases to blocked drains. Kidsgrove residents have been reporting flooding problems, due to poor drainage on numerous occasions, yet still despite this nothing appears to be done to alleviate the problem by Staffordshire County Council.
Woodstock Road in Kidsgrove, which has recently been resurfaced in Staffordshire, is one such road which is suffering flooding. Local residents on the road have made numerous reports to Clarence (Staffordshire Highways reporting system) but despite this the problems with flooding still exist. It appears that only when residents persist in complaining to Clarence does anything get done about the flooding, even then it appears that cleaning one blocked drain appears to be the solution. It is unknown if Staffordshire Highways have even bothered to investigate the underlying cause of the problem in this situation.
It also appears that Harriseahead Lane in Kidsgrove is another road which suffers from localised flooding problems. Councillor Mary Maxfield reports that this is being caused by debris washing down the road, which in turn causes drains to be blocked and flooding to take place.
Councillor Maxfield suggests that blocked drains are a real pain in Staffordshire to get sorted to the standard that many expect. The North of the county only has 1 drain cleansing vehicle which is used to clean drains at least once a year. There are questions how successful this is though when reports come in of trees growing from the edges and inside the drains. This is something that has been observed in Kidsgrove.
If you have observed flooding in a particular part of Kidsgrove, please feel free to share it with us. You can post your problems with flooding in Kidsgrove or join in the discussion on flooding in our Forum.