Oh dear, Nanny does seem to be having trouble these days with the once taken for granted right of the British citizen and Japanese tourist to take photographs of whatever they want.
Mandy Smith found this out to her cost, at the tail end of last year, when she tried to take of a photo of something that Nanny has forbidden to be photographed.
What was Miss Smith trying to photograph?
-A nuclear missile?
-Gordon Brown Smiling?
I will tell you.
Miss Smith and her partner were out with their 11 month old daughter, playing on the swings in Alexandra Park Oldham.
Wanting to capture the moment, Miss Smith reached for her camera to photograph her daughter playing on the swings.
As if by magic a park warden appeared, and ordered them to stop taking photographs; even though the shot was only of their daughter, they were her parents and no other children were in shot (or indeed even present)....why the latter point should matter anyway is beyond me.
Nonplussed, Mr Parkie informed them that it was "illegal" to take pictures of children there.
Nanny's chums in Oldham Council claim that it was a "mistake". A spokesman for Oldham Council said parks staff were trained to spot inappropriate behaviour. However, the warden had "interpreted policy incorrectly".
Haven't we heard that excuse before from Nanny's jobsworths, only the other day?