Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
Dedicated to exposing, and resisting, the all pervasive nanny state that is corroding the way of life and the freedom of the people of Britain.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Paddling Pool Ban

Paddling Pool Ban
Here is some more water related Nanny nonsense for you!

Last month Nanny's chums in New Forest District Council ordered Richard Cole from Pennington to remove an inflated paddling pool from a communal courtyard in a block of flats, on health and safety grounds.

Mr Cole was told by the council that someone walking through the courtyard in front of the flats could trip over the pool and fall into the water.

New Forest District Council said:

"Inflatable swimming pools are not suitable for any council-owned communal areas on health and safety grounds."

Petty aren't they?


  1. Anonymous12:26 PM

    *twitch* *twitch*

    excuse me, Mr council-person, did your mother drop you on your head when you were a baby?

  2. Anyone walking in a communal area could walk into or fall over anything like a bromm or a bucket and surely a paddling pool os big enough to see and avoid. Unless you were dead drunk or a Council Employee intent on makng trouble.
    Perhaps all the Council people in this place have built in pools so the problem does not arise.
    The Healt and Safety lot are the biggest drawback that this country has ever seen and that includes the occupant of No 10

  3. Anonymous10:46 PM

    Perhaps Nanny should be leafleting the population to remind us to go for annual eye tests so that we can see sufficiently well not to fall into paddling pools. The possibilities for Nanny to do what she does best here are endless.

  4. Ban communal courtyards. Think about it - all those washing lines that could hang or decapitate you, and all those dustbins that could trip you up, causing broken limbs etc.
    If you can't ban them, at least cover them with 12in thick foam rubber (like the stuff that No. 10 must be lined with).

  5. Lord of Atlantis2:10 PM

    Words fail me!