WORK due to start on temporary widening of pavements and improved pedestrian access on the east side of a street in North Berwick has been delayed due to a shortage of required materials.

The works on the east side of the High Street, North Berwick, which will be for a 12-month trial scheme, were due to start on Monday and were to last for no more than two weeks.

It is not yet known how long the works will be delayed.

Councillor Norman Hampshire, Environment spokesperson, said: “Trades and contractors across the country will be all too aware of shortages of assorted building materials and supplies in recent months.

"The council has secured enough to begin these works but rather than starting and then possibly having to stop to await further supplies, our Roads Services team have decided to wait for all materials to be available to enable the work to be carried out with minimal disruption.”