"This is disgusting": Blackpool reacts to the new trees on Cookson Street that cost £10,000 each

Each tree is reported to have cost 10,000.
Each tree is reported to have cost 10,000.
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New trees planted on Cookson Street that cost £10,000 each have been called "disgusting" by readers.

The total cost of the council-funded scheme to introduce the 10 trees is over £100,000.

The new trees on Cookson Street in central Blackpool.

The new trees on Cookson Street in central Blackpool.

Councillors at a full council meeting were shocked by the figures, but Coun Gillian Campbell insisted that the expensive trees "were picked because they will withstand the elements in Blackpool - wind, pollution and rain."

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Readers reacted with fury to the news of the expenditure:

"Words fail me! Do the council think twice before wasting our money - obviously not!!" - John Scarlett, Facebook.

"This council amazes me. The person that agreed to pay that amount for trees should foot the bill themselves." - Michelle Hodgson, Facebook.

"How ridiculous, they could have planted a whole forest somewhere else for that amount. They should foot the bill themselves to make up for such incompetence!" - Hilary Madeley, Facebook.

"This is disgusting, no common sense. The council people involved in this need to go." Julie Sharp, Facebook.

"Lets see some receipts and proof, I think it is time for the fraud squad to make a visit, don't you?" - Brian Warrender, Facebook.