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Jedburgh flooding report findings to be revealed

Flooding in Jedburgh
Image caption Problems at the Skiprunning Burn caused serious flooding in Jedburgh

A meeting in Jedburgh is to hear about the cause of major flooding in the town - and the action which is being recommended to avoid any repeat.

Homes and businesses in the town were affected by waters overflowing from the Skiprunning Burn in August.

Local councillor Jim Brown said a study by engineering consultants Halcrow had produced some important findings.

He urged members of the public to turn out to the meeting in the town hall at 19:00 to hear the outcome.

About 50 homes and businesses were affected in the summer incident, prompted by a spell of thundery rain.

Mitigation measures being suggested include new arrangements for reducing a build-up of debris as well as alterations to kerbs and other street features to channel flows away from properties.

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