Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
Dedicated to exposing, and resisting, the all pervasive nanny state that is corroding the way of life and the freedom of the people of Britain.

Friday, August 19, 2005

The Dangers of Paddling Pools II

The Dangers of Paddling Pools III have said it before, and I will say it again, Nanny really does seem to hate water.

Her acolytes in Warwick District Council have put their big fat feet into some water in a childrens' paddling pool.

The children at Sydenham have been banned from playing in their paddling pool, because they do not have a lifeguard or insurance.

Yes, you did read that correctly!

The pool is a humungous 10ft wide, and is made of inflatable plastic. It has been placed on the green at Fallow Hill, and has been used by youngsters during the summer holidays.

But Nanny's chums in Warwick District Council have said that the children are no longer allowed to use the paddling pool, because the council would be liable if someone was to hurt themselves.

Parents have tried to counter this nonsense, by saying that they have been careful to watch the children while they are playing; they also point out that the pool is never filled with more than 12 inches of water.

A parent said:

"I think it is sad that the kids can't enjoy a small pool.

There is never more than 12 inches of water and there is at least two adults watching

The children have started a petition, and are sending letters to the district council in an attempt to get the ban lifted.

District Council spokesman Richard Brooker is having none of this:

"The crux of the problem is with the insurance.

Because we are aware of the pool we are now liable if anyone was to get hurt.

They had not been given permission for it to be used

and there are no life guards to watch the pool. It is just a safety issue

May I ask what the council will do if the parents just ignore them?

You know, Nanny gets her power because people accept what she says and do not fight back. The best way to deflate, and destroy, these petty "jobsworth" dictators is to ignore them.

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