Shoppers see red over blue plant pots on Pedder Street

The three turquoise tubs that have been placed on the yellow surfacing at the top of the car park on Pedder Street in Morecambe.
The three turquoise tubs that have been placed on the yellow surfacing at the top of the car park on Pedder Street in Morecambe.

Shoppers are feeling blue about three giant flower pots planted to brighten up Pedder Street in Morecambe.

The three turquoise tubs are causing a flurry of comments on social media site Facebook, some saying the plant pots are ‘hideous’ and a waste of money.

John Lancaster said: “They look like big plastic litter bins, and I’m sure that’s how they’ll be treated.”

David Chandler said: “They don’t enhance the space. Quite the reverse.

“And given the Council’s plan to chop down the trees in Lancaster Market Square and replace with planters, is this a taste of what’s to come there?”

Suzannah Harrison said: “They are awful! Morecambe town centre lost parking spaces for them! It’s a lovely big paved area tho, maybe my toddler could have a kick about on there!! Ridiculous!”

Eileen Howson said: “Who on earth gave the go ahead for these ?They are hideous wasting our money again.”

Wayne Clifford-Lund said: “Awful and the council are trying to save money and these appear!!

“Good to see our council tax is being put to good use NOT!!

“Unless they think planting a tree it’s going to grow money on it. More car parking is needed not giant dustbins.”

Clare Long Summers said: “They make me feel like a Borrower walking past a plant pot!”

Shelley Louise Hall said: “I’m sure the flowers will look lovely in the spring/summer and it may help us to lift our spirits when the streets are filled with fly tipping, bus services have been terminated and our local swimming pools and libraries have closed down down due to council cuts!”

A spokesman for Lancaster City Council said: “The colour of the planters reflects those in the Morecambe Bay brand which was developed in conjunction with local businesses and tourism organisations.

“They were installed back in September and so have been there for four months.

“The plants that have been chosen are perennials and when properly established will bring some greenery to this area. “More information on the brand and the colours can be found online at www.marketinglancashire.com/.../morecambe-bay-brand.”