A timber walkway in Stourbridge High Street to help social distancing during the Covid pandemic is due to be ripped out.

The decking, which was installed to widen the pavement, will be removed on Wednesday June 22.

Councillor Steve Clark, who represents the Wollaston and Stourbridge Town ward, said: "The board walk has provided an opportunity to observe the benefit of a wider footway on this section of High Street and a permanent solution is being considered in future highway funding opportunities.

"However, in recent months the boardwalk has been the subject of complaints that range from being unsightly to impinging on access for larger vehicles including West Mids Fire Service.

"I have spoken to the highways team and it is intended the boardwalk will start to be removed in the evening of Wednesday 22nd June."