COLDEN Common was again beset with blocked rains and floods after the council failed to clear fallen leaves.

Cllr Peter Mason said a road sweeper visited the village in the week before Christmas, but by January 8 many areas remained untouched.

“How can this happen again this year, as it did last year?” he said.

Cllr Mason put the issue to the portfolio holder for neighbourhoods and the environment, Cllr Jan Warwick, at a full council meeting on Wednesday (Jan 8).

Cllr Warwick she accepted the point and resolved to look into the matter.