A SCHOOL is calling for action to be taken over a road which floods every time there is heavy rain.

The area at the rear of Cedars Infant School in Blackburn, off St James's Road, is used by parents for dropping off their children and for turning their cars around.

But the flooding is so bad in wet weather that many refuse to bring their cars near in case they are damaged.

Teacher Ann Holden said: "It has been going on for at least eight or nine months now.

"When it has been really cold we have had ice on it.

"Parents come in and complain.

"It's a regular occurrence in our classes now to look at how big the puddle is."

Mrs Holden said staff and parents had contacted Blackburn with Darwen Council on several occasions to try to find out who was responsible for the problem but to no avail.

She said: "They think it is private land but we cannot find out who owns it."

A spokesman for Blackburn with Darwen Council said: "We are looking into the problem and will take whatever action is appropriate."

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