THE FIGHT to tackle local flooding problems received a blow last month as the County Council blocked plans to deal with blocked gulleys and drains around Lancashire.  The plans had been put together after residents in Kirkham highlighted problem drains and gulleys in their community.  We’re seeing more and more problems with flooding, roads being blocked and pavements impassable.  The County Council should have backed the plans to deal with this.  The plan was blocked by Labour and our own local Independent County Councillor who voted together.