Nanny Knows Best

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Only The Lonely

My thanks to a loyal reader who pointed me to a fine example of Nanny becoming over zealous wrt road signage, and then deciding (thanks in part the the actions of a prankster) that her original signage was bollocks.

Nanny's chums from Norwich City Council originally added the word "only" to sign indicating that the road is for only buses between 7:30AM and 9:30AM.

Step forward a prankster who added an extra sign beneath it, saying "the lonely".

Needless to say this prompted Nanny to get the wheels in motion to remove the prankster's sign, but Nanny will also be removing her sign as well.

For why?

Seemingly it wasn't needed after all!

Norwich Evening News quotes a remarkably convoluted civil service speak explanation from the council:
When potential enforcement action needs to be taken by local authorities they have to be sure of their ground as it’s becoming increasingly common for people to challenge it.

Our initial interpretation of regulations on this matter was that the sign needed the word ‘only’ to be legal. However, having carefully reconsidered the regulations, we’re now confident that the word ‘only’ does not need to be added to take enforcement action and so we shall remove the ‘only’ along with the addition which has been made.”
Isn't it funny how Nanny can change her opinions about her own rules and regulations?

No wonder there is such a void of understanding between normal people and the councils htat rule them!

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  1. Anonymous11:34 AM

    "However, having carefully reconsidered the regulations, we’re now confident that the word ‘only’ does not need to be added to take enforcement action.............."

    Meaning that they can still enforce their regulations regardless of what may be written on the sign.

  2. The local authority do seem to suggest "kerching" is more important than anything else......They imply that they find we plebs challeging their sign's legality some what inconvenient: surely being able to question local authorities is part of democracy.
    They also seem gleeful that they'll be able to enforce (Nanny's code for Kerchinging)their regulations no matter what their signs say.

    I liked the Big O and saw him live many years ago in Windsor.