My commiserations to Bob of Great Livermere in Suffolk, who bravely tried to use his own intitiative to brighten his community up but was stopped by Nanny.
He put hanging baskets of flowers onto new road signs outside his home, to try to brighten them up and make them look less obtrusive.
Unfortunately Nanny doesn't like anyone thinking for themselves, and acting without her permission.
Consequently Bob has received a letter from Suffolk County Council, telling him to stop hanging baskets of flowers on signs; as they are "a distraction to drivers and they can restrict visibility".
There is of course a counter argument, namely that the flowers will draw motorists' attention to the signs; thus making them more visible.
Bob remains defiant, and is not going to take any notice.