I see that the health and safety of binmen continues to rank highly on Nanny's list of priorities. There is of course nothing wrong with ensuring that the health and safety of binmen is addressed.
However, one has to question Nanny's priorites if she ranks the health and safety of a fit, active binman over the health and safety of an 80 year old who has heart and back problems.
Bill Craig, an 80 year old who lives in Colchester, has used a wheelie bin to help him carry one small black bag of rubbish to the end of his drive every week for the past two years.
This arrangement has worked fine until recently, when Colchester Borough Council advised him (via a warning note) that he was using the wrong kind of bin.
It seems that under new health and safety rules, dreamt up by people with nothing better to do, binmen must no longer lean into the wheelie bin to remove the small black bag of lightweight rubbish.
They might injure themselves!
However, the council do have a solution.
Can you guess what that is children?
Yes, that's right, they will use a specialist team to go to Mr Craig's house and collect the rubbish.
Unsurprisinlgy, Mr Craig is a tad "concerned" at the cost to the local council taxpayers of this Heath Robinson solution.
Sadly commonsnse was long ago banned by Nanny and, despite the cuts (that I dare say many from Nanny's local councils were demonstrating against on Saturday), the concept of thrift was long ago abandoned.
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