Ah the traditional Nanny pursuit of banning Christmas decorations and Christmas trees is once again upon us.
This time Nanny's chums in EDF Energy have banned a Christmas tree in Waddon, because of health and safety fears.
What a bunch of tossers!
Over the last 18 years a large horse chestnut tree (yes, I know it's not a traditional Christmas tree) in Layton Crescent has been festooned with lights during the festive season.
The Christmas lights have always been powered by using electricity from one of the nearby lamp posts.
However, this year EDF Energy (who took over the task of supplying electricity last year) have put the mockers on the illumination; they cite tightened rules from the Health and Safety Executive that prevents them from allowing their electricity to be used.
I wonder if this is not just a half cocked method of saving money?
The lights are organised by the Together in Waddon project, and for most of the last 18 years the illuminations have been handled by Croydon Council.
The council would use a power supply from the lamp post, and run a cable to the tree.
The residents are pretty pissed off with EDF, as had they been given better notice they would have looked into raising money to buy a generator.
James Barber, from EDF Energy, said:
"New stricter health and safety regulations
mean the electricity supply provided in the
past is now not allowed. It is deemed to be a risk
to the public that must be avoided."
For the record, precisely no one has been injured or killed by the illuminated tree.
Nanny's view is that risk is to be avoided...utter bollocks!
A healthy and fulfilling life can only be achieved if risk is embraced.