Flooding on a main road into Evesham is “urgently” being investigated.

Councillor Robert Raphael raised the issue of flooding on Pershore Road at the latest week’s town council meeting.

He said it has an impact on homes, businesses, and transport in the area.

Speaking after the meeting, councillor Raphael: “Pershore Road homes and businesses flood with rainwater during heavy rainfall.

“Storm drains are either not coping or need clearing.

“But there is a more pressing issue of pipes bursting under the road at these times and traffic being congested during roadworks to repair.

“These pipes need a more sustainable repair for the full length, which would hopefully stop further break in pipelines and remove the need for emergency roadworks.”

Also at the council meeting was Severn Trent Water spokesperson Andrew Fairburn.

He has assured the councillor they will look into the matter.

He said: “Our local manager is looking into the aroma and flooding points as a matter of urgency. 

“The cause could manifold – so we’re investigating.”