Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Nanny Bans Bunny Hop

Nanny Bans Bunny HopEaster is a coming in, and as ever with Nanny and her minions we can expect the usual banning of chocolate, hot cross buns and the religious symbolism associated with Easter.

However, rather to my surprise, Nanny has also banned bunnys...or rather she has banned the bunny hop.

The town of Llangollen holds an annual Easter Bunny Hop, which raises funds for Oswestry's Hope House. The April event consists of a large group of men, women and children, dressed as rabbits, hopping along the main streets of the town. It has been running for the last three years, and attracts hundreds of visitors.

Unfortunatley Llangollen Enterprise, which organises the hop, have been spooked by Nanny and the compensation culture that she has encouraged; they have decided to ban it this year.


There is a risk that someone will fall and then sue.

Sad that whenever the word "risk" is mentioned, Nanny immediately bans something.

Nanny has not learnt that risk is omnipresent in our lives, it is down to us to manage it sensibly...not down to her to ban us from living our lives as we would wish to.

Judith Dodd, chairman of the Llangollen Enterprise said:

"The Llangollen Bunny Hop was created to bring

something a little different to the town

just before the Easter holidays and was

thoroughly enjoyed by both competitors and spectators alike.

We've really had to take this decision

because of the litigious nature that has been

seeping into our society from the States over the past few years.

Although Oak Street is extremely well maintained

by Denbighshire County Council, a hop, skip and a stumble

could simply be more trouble than it's worth

She added:

"The insurance policy was very expensive

in relation to the overall costs of the Bunny Hop

last year and this cost has risen sharply.

This would take away from what we would want to do

with the event but it's the potential hassle,

rather than the sheer cost,

which has seen us reach this unfortunate decision

Nanny is destroying the fabric of our society, by preventing us from living our lives to the full.


  1. Anonymous11:15 AM

    Sorry, Ms Dodd, but it isn't the "litigious nature of our society seeping in from the States" that has caused this, but your own home-grown Nanny State. Even in our worst and most restrictive communities, we don't ban or limit our citizen's activities to this level.

    Place the Blame where it belongs, Ms Dodd: on yourselves, for allowing your government to foist this tripe upon you...

  2. The real culprits in ratcheting up this whole nonsense are the insurance companies. Local Authorities probably have a statutory duty to insure for public liability - and if the premiums are set so high, then it is not surprising that they decide to cancel events. It seems there is a load of money in risk insurance for these greedy organisations, and we all pay the price.

  3. Anonymous3:23 PM

    Equally to blame are the 'ambulance-chasing' lawyers who have come crawling out of the woodwork to encourage people to sue for compensation over the most trivial accident or slightest injury, and who do 'very nicely, thank you' out of the suffering or, in most instances, the perceived suffering of others.

  4. Anonymous11:06 PM

    I blame the Labour Government for introducing the "No Win, No Fee" legal rules in the late nineties. It seems a whole bunch of savvy law firms and entrepreneurs were ready and waiting to capitalise on this new legal legislation. That was the beginning of the compensation culture we now have. That and the greedy f***ers who made/make so many frivolous claims.

  5. Anonymous10:38 PM

    Insurance companies, Banks, the Water Companies, Local Authorities, just about anyone else you can think of, including Tesco who seem to be heading the same way as led by the example of G. Brown.

    It is a form of usury to all intents and purposes and it is past time that the public stood up to be counted before they are economically crushed.