When I first heard about this particular Nanny daftness I assumed that I was in fact in some form of parallel universe, or altered state of consciousness.
Yes, maybe I have been watching too much Dr Who!
Anyhoo, I soon realised that I was still on planet earth and in Croydon.
Nanny's chums in the Gloucestershire police take the health and safety of their officers very seriously, quite rightly so.
However, I would suggest that they may be taking their concerns over health and safety a little too far in the case of one of their community support officers Ian Yeomans.
Mr Yeomans was supposed to cover the Gloucestershire village of South Cerney from a police station three miles away, but the job did not come with a car.
The parish council quite reasonably suggested that Mr Yeomans could use the hourly bus services.
Not in Nanny's world!
Gloucestershire police said he would not be allowed to use the buses, until the health and safety implications had been examined!
Er what precisely do they think will happen to him on a bus, that doesn't happen to the rest of us that use them?
Maybe they had read of the dangers of cans of paint brought on by pensioners?
Inspector Steve Williams said a health and safety check was needed for "all police activity".
Mike Stuart, council chairman, said:
"This over-cautious attitude has really gone beyond the realms of reality."
Have no fear, Nanny has found a solution that will cost her nothing (but will of course cost the taxpayer more money), Gloucestershire police will pay for Mr Yeomans to have access to a car.