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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Prats of The Week - Poole Council

My goodness me, it has been quite some time since I have awarded my prestigious and internationally renowned "Prats of The Week" Award. Therefore, without further ado, I name Poole Council (regularly featured on this site)as this week's honoured recipients.

For why?

Just ask Roy Farnham, a 67 year old scout leader, who recently made the heinous mistake of using his initiative and did something proactive without first asking the council.

Mr Farnham's scout hut (First Lilliput Sea Scouts in Poole) is at the end of a potholed ridden lane/bridle-way.

Fearing that someone might injure themselves if they fell into a pothole, Mr Farnham took it upon himself to fill in the (5ft wide - 18 inches deep) holes with hard-core.

Can you guess what happened next children?

Yes, that's right, Poole council threatened him with a fine for fly tipping!

Was that not a tad "aggressive" and "jobsworthy" of them to use the fly tipping law against him? The council claim that the hard-core is not the correct substance to use, then why not give him the correct substance?

For good measure they also told him that if anyone fell over on his hard-core, then he faced the risk of being sued.

Will the council repair the bridal-way then?

For why?

It would cost £150K, and they are under no legal obligation to repair bridal-ways!

Now, the council is of course correct that if someone fell over on Mr Farnham's repairs (given how we are so happy to sue each other these days) he does indeed face the risk of being sued. However, if they won't repair it and they won't let Mr Farnham repair it or give him the correct filing to make the repairs, what happens next?

Poole council, well deserving Prats of The Week!

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  1. We are the state, do as you're told and do not, under any circumstances think for yourself; or we'll 'ave yer..

  2. Anonymous11:20 AM

    If Poole council are under no obligation to repair bridle-ways (ie they are none of their concern), then why the fuck are they getting involved in this matter?

    Do they employ someone to check on pot holes in places that they have no jurisdiction over and no intention of filling just to make sure that they remain unrepaired?

    If anyone were to injure themselves and wish to sue Mr Farnham, then that would be his problem and not the councils.

  3. Anonymous2:06 PM

    "If Poole council are under no obligation to repair bridle-ways (ie they are none of their concern), then why the fuck are they getting involved in this matter?"

    Because the under-employed twats need to qualify their jobs to avoid the push...usually at the cost of useful civic employees. It's exactly the same up here in the North East!

  4. I honestly doubt there is a single council employee or elected member who believes they are supposed to working for those who are fleeced to fund their wages/expenses. Utter wankers to a man and woman.

    1. Anonymous11:28 AM

      How are you fleeced to pay my wages, Bill? I'm a council employee in Yorkshire and work hard for my wage - does that make me a wanker, too? Try engaging the brain before typing the first thing that comes into your head next time, eh?

  5. Lord of Atlantis11:06 PM

    I am no friend of the claims culture which has infested this country over recent years, but in a way, I hope someone does injure themselves in one of these (unfilled) potholes, and sues the pants off the council. At one time, people who used initiative were encouraged and rewarded by officialdom, not treated as criminals! Just what is the point of local authorities if they are not prepared to carry out such repairs, or help others to do so? Enemies of the people, yes indeed, and a well-deserved award!