WORCESTERSHIRE County Council is appealing for people to draw up their top three ideas to ease problems caused by the flooding.

The Council says it wants to take a hit list of practical solutions to the Government to try and extract funding to put them into action.

"We want to do this as quickly as we can, strike while the iron is hot and fight for a fair share of the money that's around," said a spokesman.

Co-ordinator John Williams, of the Council's Policy Unit, said issues raised need not be just obvious issues like flood defences.

He said the Council had a good idea of problems in areas like Upton-upon-Severn but there were issues away from there, such as parents having to make childcare arrangements because their children could not go to school or public transport arrangements being thrown into chaos.

As an example, he said the A4103 bridge at Bransford has been closed, if money was available to raise it two or three feet, that may not be necessary and traffic arrangements would improve as a result.

Residents are asked to write down how the floods have hit them and then give three ideas for ways to make the situation better.

They can be sent to Mr Williams at the Policy Unit, County Hall, Spetchley Road, Worcester WR5 2NP.