When driving home today from the new leisure centre in Waltham Abbey after my morning swim I encountered an Epping Forest District Council grounds maintenance truck which was spewing out black smoke from its exhaust pipe.

Emblazoned on the doors of the cab were the words “EFDC Safer, Cleaner, Greener”. What a shame the council does not practice what it preaches!

Susan Smith

Hemnall Street, Epping