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.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Prats of The Week

Prats of The WeekIt has been a while since I have awarded my prestigious, and much sought after, "Prats of The Week" Award. The time is now right to make another award.

This week it goes to my old friends at Croydon Council (I seem to recall awarding them this a while ago, once in August and once in June, something of a hat trick now).

Anyhoo, what have they been up to this time I hear you ask.

Well they have created an online site that is truly barking mad, and a complete waste of money.

The venerable citizens of my fine borough can now report a barking dog to the council online, yes that's right, online!

Just pop along to the special website (Report a Barking Dog), click on the location of the dog by entering co-ordinates or using the map, and Bob's your uncle!

You then have a number of pages to fill in; where you can attach pictures, log barking times etc etc.

A snoop's paradise!

Needless to say, I can guarantee that nothing of any consequence will happen. After all, will not the annoying mutt simply have moved on by the time the dog barking patrol arrives?

I would also venture to suggest that this is a very nice entree for the council to start other online "report your neighbour" sites eg; noisy neighbours, arguing neighbours, smelly neighbours the list is endless.

Nanny wants to encourage us all to start reporting on each other, a very dangerous road to travel.

Croydon Council, well deserving Prats of The Week

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  1. Anonymous10:24 AM

    want to bet that all reports in the the 'Barking Mad' category will point to CR9 3JS?

  2. How times have changed. One would never dream of "grassing" on your neighbours not so long ago.
    We know are actively encouraged, no required by law to grass. (I think of the anti money laundering law, which applies to accountants and other professionals for example) It seems to me that all these "grass" lines, not just those set up by The People's Republic of Croydon, are just away to save money. Take crime stoppers for example, it is designed to get Joe Public to do the job of the police for them.

    You can bet your life that, once a report has been put into the website, a warden will be sent around to the address and a fine imposed....Another nice little earner me thinks....Kerching!!

  3. Grant1:16 PM

    Why would people in Croydon want to report a dog in Barking?

  4. Wait a minute - this is only in English. There may be people in Croydon who want to report a barking dog but will now feel marginalised if they have difficulties with English - It's an outrage that should be reported - erm... who do I report them to?

  5. Grant3:39 PM

    Andy c wrote:

    "There may be people in Croydon who want to report a barking dog but will now feel marginalised if they have difficulties with English"

    I would imagine many of them would simply take the matter into their own hands and digest the problem without a mention to the authorities.

    On the other hand one might expect at least a Welsh version - or are Welsh speakers sensible enough to live elsewhere?

    On the other hand I do take your point ...

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