Rotherham council's Christmas tree expenditure totaled over £8,000 last year

ROTHERHAM Council spent more than £8,000 on Christmas trees last year — including one they had to send back.

A Freedom of Information Act request revealed the total cost of all festive trees in Rotherham was £8,269.81.

The figures include the cost to deliver, install, dismantle and dispose of the trees the council placed across the borough in areas like Greasbrough and Kilnhurst.

The most expensive tree was situated in All Saints’ Square which cost a sprightly £1,690 in total.

After a mixed response to the town centre tree, which was described as “something from Poundland”, it was replaced the tree with a second one at “no extra cost”, RMBC said.

The second most expensive was in Kimberworth’s tree Richmond Park, which cost £886.77 in total, according to the FOI stats.

The cheapest was in Dinnington, which cost the sum of £451.74.

Here are the costs for each location:

Dinnington: £451.74.

Henley: £520.68.

Greasbrough; Kilnhurst; Roughwood, Kimberworth, Oaks Lane, Kimberworth; Swinton;  Thorpe Hesley: £786.77.                                 

Richmond Park,  Kimberworth: £886.77.

Rotherham town centre: £1,690.00.

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