Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
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Monday, July 30, 2012

Nanny Loves Cress!

I am gobsmacked, in fact rarely has my gob been so smacked, to read that Nanny has decreed that schoolchildren should not be allowed to visit an allotment.

For why?

Health and bleedin' safety!

Nanny's chums from Wem (a town in Shropshire) have decreed that children from Stables Day Care Nursery are banned from the allotments in Love Lane.

The kids have not been causing damage or trouble. In fact the Nursery leaders rent a plot there, and wanted to teach the children about where their food comes from.

In this day and age of prepacked shite, this is a most laudable and excellent idea!

Sadly Nanny doesn't think so, Nanny is of the view that the children were breaking health and safety rules. Not only that, but Nanny claims she has received complaints from other allotment users.

For why?

Seemingly a fence erected to keep the children safe has caused annoyance.

Piffle and posh!

Children help their parents in their gardens all the time, would Nanny ban this?

I used to help my mum in her allotment when I was a nipper, I never impaled myself or anyone else with spades etc.

How is it now, after centuries of kids toiling fields and gardens, that allotments and their kin are deemed to be dangerous for kids?

Nanny is in fact quite nasty about this particular issue, the Shropshire Star quotes Councillor Thelma Broom:
They just don’t see that it is for their own safety.

We need to be very strong about what is right and wrong, not what they want. 

If they don’t like it, it is up to them to give the tenancy up.”
I don't know about how loyal readers view the above, but to my tired old eyes it sounds aggressive and nasty.

For good measure, Nanny believes that it would be better to show children how to grow cress in a jar.

I kid you not!

Step forward councillor Mandy Meakin:
I know it is a very good policy to teach children horticulture – grow cress in a jar.
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  1. Anonymous11:52 AM

    A bit ironic that Councillors Thelma Broom and Mandy Meakin should come out with this shit during the school summer holidays; a time traditionally given to children to help out in the fields.

  2. Anonymous1:22 PM

    Cretins one and all!

  3. Fortunately not all councils are so pathetic - here's two examples of schools in Norfolk which encourage gardening skills:

    Cavell Primary School

    Wymondham College

  4. Anonymous3:51 PM

    My dad was driving a tractor, bringing in the harvest by age 10. So was I. Times, they are a changing. And not for the better.


  5. Anonymous6:57 PM

    Of course the jar would have to be plastic - can't have the kids being exposed to the dangers of glass can we?

  6. Their immune systems will be shot to hell by not being exposed to the soil so, in the interests of healthnsafety, they will all die of the lurgey.

  7. Anonymous4:05 PM

    Do we know where these cretins live? I've got a couple of ton of manure spare ...........