For why has the council been thusly honoured?
Just ask the good ladies of the Knit 'n' Natter group, who used to meet at Cramlington library to knit replica anatomical parts (breasts and wombs) for training NHS midwives (eh? anyone care to enlighten myself and other loyal readers as to what a knitted anatomical part has to do with training midwives?).
Anyhoo, knitted anatomical parts aside, the council has banned the ladies from meeting in the new library because the knitting needles have been deemed to be dangerous and the members too noisy.
This is not the first time that Nanny has banned needles, in 2007 she did the same in Congleton War Memorial hospital.
"We've been told different stories and different complaints and I don't now know what to believe.As with any ruling by Nanny, in order to demoralise and confuse those that she has ruled against Nanny changes her story (ie she lies).
We've been told knitting needles are dangerous instruments and against health and safety policy.
We've also been told that it's because we are too noisy.
We started at the library because the council asked us. As we got bigger, the council was delighted.
Unfortunately, they've now got a new building and there is no room for us and it is 'bye bye'.
Everything we knit goes out to help someone somewhere. It's just so sad, we can't afford to hire a room."
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