LBWF spinners

A recent Press Gazette story highlights the large number of press officers and other communications staff who are now employed in local government – see here

Its author, William Turvill, has been kind enough to send me the figures for Waltham Forest.

Apparently, there are currently 11 permanent staff working in Town Hall communications, whose job titles are:

* Head of Communications and Councillor Services

* Media Communications Officer (x3)

* Deputy Head of Communications

* Campaign Team Leader

* Consultation Manager

* Communications Officer (x2)

* Communications Assistant (x2)

By way of comparison, I am reliably informed that the Waltham Forest Guardian has but three full-time members of staff.

The disparity speaks for itself.