Efforts to help Worthing residents suffering from flooding will continue.

Leading borough councillors agreed last night to talk to Southern Water about solving flooding problems at houses near Palatine Park, Worthing.

During spells of heavy rainfall, people living in Windermere Crescent and Coniston Road, have found their back gardens overwhelmed by water draining from the park.

This is because the gardens are set lower than the park.

In 2001, householders had to use sandbags to stop serious damage to their properties.

Works to tackle the problem, by tapping in to the water firm's pipes to drain the flood water, were estimated to cost £20,000.

Council leader Sheila Player said: "Officers are being asked to make enquiries with Southern Water as to whether drainage into their sewers will be approved."