A Suffolk Post Office flooded out by Storm Babet is now set to move into a nearby shop and hopes to reopen next week.

Framlingham Post Office had originally been offered the use of family firm Fairweather Law's premises next door to the post office in Riverside, but postmaster Roger Tripp said there would not be enough space.

However, he has now been in contact with Framlingham shopkeeper Bill Bulstrode, who has offered him part of his Bulstrodes and Framlingham Toy Shop in Bridge Street.

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Mr Tripp said he was hopeful the relocated post office would be up-and-running by Thursday at the back of the shop and he was optimistic that 95% of services would be restored.

He added: "It is a very generous offer by Bill Bulstrode and hopefully the arrangement will be beneficial for both of us. There wasn't enough space at the law firm's office."

Mr Tripp said Mr Bulstrode would be moving some carpet stands to make way for the post office.

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He intended to start moving the post office computer equipment into the shop on Monday.

Last week, the EADT revealed that the post office would need to vacate its site for four to six months after an assessor deemed the property to be a biohazard and told Mr Tripp that he needed to move out.

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The premises had been inundated with water during the heavy rain associated with Storm Babet, which caused Framlingham Mere to burst its banks on October 20.

The community-minded law firm had stepped in to suggest the move to its Riverside office as the business had other offices in Station Road, Framlingham, as well as in Aldeburgh, Ipswich and Leiston, to which staff could be relocated.

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