COUNCIL bosses have announced plans to tackle flooding in Darwen Town Centre.

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council have released an update detailing plans to work with the Environment Agency and United Utilities to find the cause of sever flooding that occurred on Heys Lane in Darwen last month.

They said in the update that officers had visited the areas affected to determine the cause of the flooding and offer assistance.

A request has also been issued to United Utilities to promote a Bio-fuel scheme which will assist in reducing fat build up in the drains.

The Environment Agency have also conducted Main River culvert surveys but No issues were found with silt or debris build-up.

Darwen Mayor Roy Davies said the only way to prevent further flooding is to invest in prevention methods.

He said: “If we want to avoid more floods, we have to accept that money needs spending.

“We need to hire more street and gully cleaners, it’s the only way to prevent further floods.”