Monday 16 November 2009

Martin Esom’s Environmental Service

(above) a cycle stand on Wood Street E17. Last Friday.

Because of his marvellous efficiency as a senior council officer devoted to transforming the streets of the London Borough of Waltham Forest into the condition celebrated every day on this blog, Martin Esom, who attracted the attention of the Taxpayers Alliance when his annual salary rocketed from £115,134 to £130,964 (13.7%), has now been promoted to become the borough’s Deputy Chief Executive with Executive Director responsibility for Environment and Regeneration. Presumably his salary has experienced another quantum leap and he’s now earning as much as the Prime Minister.

(Below) Esom’s empire: a car sick borough, full of squalor, with a pathetically inadequate cycle lane (at best one metre wide, possibly a bit less than that), in a poor condition. The A 112 in Chingford, yesterday.

(below) When temperatures plummet below zero this is going to be fun, isn't it?