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, November 18, 2005

Nanny Bans Toddlers

Nanny Bans ToddlersNanny has an obsession with education, she claims that she wants the highest standards of education to be available for all.

The fact that, in many cases, the education system is failing the children of this country seems to have passed her by.

Anyhoo, as with many of Nanny's obsessions they tend to be somewhat schizophrenic and contradictory.

Nanny's chums in Fareham Borough Council have got themselves rather worked up over noise pollution. They won't have the peace and quite of their borough disturbed by extraneous and unwelcome noises.

Quite right!

Excessive traffic, noisy neighbours and noisy industrial equipment are a blight on society.

However, Nanny applies her rules to all noise creators; without fear or favour.

As such, Fareham Council have decided that 70 toddlers constitute a noise pollution threat. The toddlers play in a nursery garden, created by £2K public donations, next door to Jim Habens.

Habens has complained to the council about the noise, and the council have acted.

The toddlers must now only play in the garden for two half-hour slots a day, and the nursery Wendy house will have to be sound proofed.

Apparently, if these rules are not followed, the council will then implement a noise abatement order.

I wonder if this is really the best way to start children out on their long road of educational learning and discovery?


  1. Anonymous10:09 AM

    It is at least teaching them that the world is an unfair and unreasonable place.

    So perhaps it *is* a good lesson for them. :s

  2. Anonymous12:24 PM

    In a strange sort of way, I feel sorry for the council (gasp!).

    I suspect that they realise that this is a load of bollocks but they cannot ignore Mr Habens because of the possibility of legal action by him. I expect he would claim his human rights are being infringed. Tit.

    Mr Ebeneezer Habens should be thouroughly ashamed of himself.

  3. Anonymous6:38 PM

    To be fair toddlers and children up to 10 or so do have an incredible propensity to create vast amount of unwelcome and intensely irritating noise.

    However if Habens has moved next to a nursery he has little cause for complaint, unless of course the newly revised nursery garden has altered things in a way that adversely affects the amount and degree of noise he experiences. Presumably the nursery will have it risk analysis and environmental statement to hand for its defence.

    If the nursery has moved next to Habens I think he has every right to complain.

    Personally I think things started going down hill when the smokeless zoning dictats finally laid to rest any hope of controlling the younger members of society by forcing them to clean chimneys.

    Is it really too much to ask that the under 10's use the streets quietly and respectfully and without shouting, swearing, spitting, banging on people's doors, smoking and drinking?

    Hmm. Thought it might be, Nanny. Free expression lessons have been a great success then have they?


  4. Anonymous8:59 PM

    The nursery existed long before the neigbours.

    The bizarre thing is that Ofsted required them to improve ther outside play facilities - otherwise it would sht them down.