A council leader has said that "a mammoth clear-up task" is now under way in East Suffolk after Storm Babet hit the district.

East Suffolk Council and East Suffolk Services are supporting communities as they seek to recover from the impacts of Storm Babet.

The council said that "teams are out and about," however they urged that "it is important that the council is made aware of issues that are causing concern" as they call on anyone seeking assistance to get in touch.

A council spokesman said: "Across the weekend, the council’s 'out of hours' telephone number has been taking calls, and residents or communities who are seeking particular help with housing and/or clearing and cleansing operations are encouraged to get in touch by calling 0800 440 2516.

"During normal working hours, please call our main telephone number 0333 016 2000."

The council’s website - https://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/storm-babet - also contains information which residents may find helpful, including contact details for energy providers and other agencies as well as details of how to order new refuse bins should they have gone missing.

The council spokesman said: "East Suffolk Services has provided a number of vehicles and staff to assist with the clearance of houses and businesses in Framlingham, and will be providing additional support and resources, for however long is required, to all affected areas."

East Suffolk Council leader, Caroline Topping, said: "I want to thank my council colleagues and local volunteers who have gone above and beyond to take care of people who have been displaced, and are now tackling a mammoth clear-up task which may yet take some time.

"Unfortunately we cannot be everywhere at once, which is why we are urging people to let us know of any issues which we can help resolve.

"We’re ready and willing to help."