A public meeting is set to be held in a Suffolk market town to discuss the impact of Storm Babet, what has happened since and what can be done in the future.

Framlingham Town Council is arranging the meeting, which will be held at Castle Community Rooms in the town on Sunday, January 21 between 3pm and 5pm.

More than 70 homeowners in the town were affected when Framlingham Mere burst its banks during heavy rainfall on October 20.

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Roads became impassable and cars were submerged in the brown water that engulfed the town, forcing residents to find alternative accommodation.

Subsequently, local charity Hour Community set up the Framlingham Flood Appeal to help replace possessions lost during the flooding, including bedding and curtain poles.

By December, the appeal had raised more than £30,000, while a separate government flood recovery scheme, administered by East Suffolk Council, has also provided £500 grants and council tax reductions to 73 flooded residents, totalling £36,500.

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East Anglian Daily Times: Framlingham Post Office was flooded during Storm Babet and has subsequently moved to Bulstrodes and Framlingham Toy ShopFramlingham Post Office was flooded during Storm Babet and has subsequently moved to Bulstrodes and Framlingham Toy Shop (Image: Submitted)Businesses in the town were also badly affected, with the owners of shoe shop Castle Shoes in Albert Place revealing in November that more than £60,000 of stock had been lost after becoming covered in mould and sewage from overflowing toilets.

Meanwhile, the town's Post Office just a few doors away was initially faced with being out of action for four months when the brown water flooded its Riverside premises.

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However, subsequently local shopkeeper Bill Bulstrode was able to offer Framlingham postmaster Roger Tripp the use of part of his Bulstrodes and Framlingham Toy Shop premises in Bridge Street.

Subsequently, the Post Office reopened in the shop in November.

At the time, Mr Tripp said: "I think we have done amazingly well in just under three weeks since the flood and we have got a presence back into town. We are delighted.

"We have had incredible support from the Post Office to achieve this."

The town's Railway Inn pub was also flooded, but landlady Laura Robinson was able to reopen earlier than expected in December with the help of donations from family and friends, as well as a JustGiving appeal.

The public meeting will feature a panel of representatives from the Environment Agency, county council and charity Suffolk Wildlife Trust.

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