Sue Murray (Letters, April 11) is correct in saying the palm trees along Worthing seafront themselves cost £315 each.

However, this does not include the cost of administration, planting or maintenance, nor does it include an apportionment of consultant fees for greening the borough (£29,500 plus vat and fees).

The true cost, therefore, is about £20,000 (a figure previously used by The Argus).

Liberal Democrats are always keen to ensure our literature is correct and we have issued a notice in our subsequent leaflet making it clear the actual cost of the plants themselves was £315 each.

We accepted our original literature gave the impression the plants cost £20,000.

Unlike some other political parties, we are always happy to correct wrong impressions given.

-Sheila Player, Leader, Liberal Democrats, Worthing