Remember how dangerous Nanny thought that conker trees were?
Now she has set her beady little eyes on palm trees, along the seafront of Torbay.
Nanny's chums in the local council have written to the chamber of trade saying that the trees are a potential hazard, because their sharp leaves could cause injuries to
eyes or faces.
Torbay council's senior urban design and landscape officer, Paul Osborne, said in his letter that the trees needed to be "carefully and appropriately used".
"They can cause maintenance problems and,
as they have very sharp leaves,
need to be carefully used in the streetscapes,
where they could cause injury to eyes/faces if inappropriately placed."
Clearly Osborne doesn't get out much!
Colin Charlwood, a Liberal Democrat councillor and another friend of Nanny, said:
"The truth is that, like everything else,
health and safety regulations mean we have to be mindful
that palm trees could be dangerous.
What if one of those leaves caught a child in the eye,
It is a little bit like keeping tigers:
they are beautiful to look at
but you wouldn't want them wandering the streets."
Is this man on drugs?
As with all of Nanny's daft ideas, there are a lot of "what if's" but precious little hard facts.