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, October 21, 2010

Prats of The Week - Nuts In Autumn

Conker Suit
As we enter the Autumnal season of falling leaves and nuts, it is "refreshing" to see that Nanny continues to act nuts.

Thus it is with pleasure that I award Bury St Edmunds council my prestigious "Prats of The Week" Award.

For why?

Council officials, despite this age of austerity, have found a new way to waste taxpayers' money. They have pinned a notice to a horse chestnut tree telling passers-by to beware of falling conkers.


"BEWARE Falling Conkers...proceed with care".

It seems that a passer-by was recently hit on the head by a conker.

Well Boo Hoo!

The really saddo thing about this is that the passer-by evidently found the time, energy and desire to actually complain to the council about this.

How sad are some people?

Bury St Edmunds council, well deserving "Prats of The Week"!

Visit The Orifice of Government Commerce and buy a collector's item.

Visit The Joy of Lard and indulge your lard fantasies.

Show your contempt for Nanny by buying a T shirt or thong from Nanny's Store. is brought to you by "The Living Brand"

Celebrate the joy of living with booze. Click and drink!

Visit Oh So Swedish Swedish arts and handicrafts

Why not really indulge yourself, by doing all the things that Nanny really hates? Click on the relevant link to indulge yourselves; Food, Bonking, Toys, Gifts and Flowers, Groceries


  1. Methinks you are being a tad dismissive of the percieved threat to the populace, not forgetting the chiiildren, of falling chestnuts.

    Peoples lives have been ruined by this phenomenon called Autumn and the hazards that it brings, it aughta be banned!

    I walk to the shops every day and have to use a path that is overshadowed by a tree firing conkers at the unwary public and everytime I get close to that tree the music from Jaws keeps pervading my tiny brain. I tell you now, and don't tell anyone else, the stress is forcing me to make a claim to the council as I now have a disorder that I surely can make a claim for £££!

    Has the UK gone nuts, I wonder?

  2. It is a sad day indeed that a council believe that it's local population are so daft and fragile, that they need protecting from conkers; I can only imagine what fear and injuries a shower of hail stones would put on the local population.

    Just laugh at Hi-Viz.

  3. Uncle John12:40 PM

    TBY and Tonk can rest assured - with the imminent onset of 'climate change' there will be NO MORE Autumn (or Winter)to worry about.

  4. Thanks Unc, I didn't take much notice of the big announcement yesterday but presumed that Autumn was cancelled to save a few quid...I needn't have worried though, we are still in the deep do do!

    This whole thing about Chestnuts is a cunning plan I think by the anti chestnut soceity because they don't like the taste or smell of Christmas.

    Bah, hoo, humbug!

  5. microdave4:18 PM

    I'm reasonably sure the same council was in the headlines a few years back for banning hanging baskets in the town centre. Some crap about the lamp posts not being strong enough...


    The town hall at Bury St Edmunds ought to have a large sign, painted in enormous red letters at every entrance, stating:

  7. Uncle John9:01 AM

    I have noticed that the 'conkerist' in Ken's illustration isn't wearing GLOVES! (Possibly because he is planning to play the under-water version?)

    Anyhoo - this link shows the correct kit to comply with the most nannyish requirements;