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Friday, November 02, 2012

The Bells - The Tyranny of The Minority

Loyal readers, with good memories not addled by booze, age or illicit substances, may recall that on occasions I have written about towns and villages where the complaints of a minority (usually one newcomer) cause the silencing of church/clock bells (eg Wrington).

Anyhoo, it seems the tyranny of the minority has now blighted Kendal.

My thanks to a loyal reader who pointed me in the direction of the Westmorland Gazette, which reports that a date on which Kendal’s town hall bells will historically fall silent overnight has still not been set.

They are due to be turned off between 11pm and 7am for the first time since the Second World War, after complaints about ‘nuisance noise’.

It seems that whoever protested about the noise triggered an investigation which revealed sound levels were ‘unacceptable’, and in breach of environmental health laws.

The reason for the delay in silencing the bells is that it is a specialist job and it requires parts and labour that may have to be ordered.

Suffice to say, the poor old taxpayer will have to pay for this.

The tyranny of the minority is expensive!

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  1. Yes, locally to us, we had a townie that wanted to live in the country. He moved into the village where we used to live before we came to Wokingham. His first move was to complain about the lack of street lights and noise from the local rooster every dawn. The problem was that the local council listened to this nincompoop(did you like that Ken) and put street lighting in and told the farmer to keep his cockerel quiet. Once the street lighting was installed, the crime levels increased.

  2. Apparently the complaint came from the latest owners of the pub next door; who must've known about the bells, but decided to force their will on the town using the local Enemy-Of-The-People bylaws.

  3. Lord of Atlantis3:14 PM

    If these jerks don't like the sound of church bells, cockerills crowing, sheep bleating or whatever, why did they move near a church, or to the country in the first place? Instead of destroying our culture in this manner, why don't they just bog off back to the cities where they came from, and allow rural people to enjoy life in their communities? Perhaps if they did, there would be far fewer "holiday homes" being purchased by wealthy city dwellers, so house prices in rural areas would drop and local people would no longer be priced out of living where they have lived all their lives.

  4. Lord of Atlantis3:17 PM

    I forgot to ask, why does Nanny always touch the forelock to these and other minorities, whilst disregarding completely the views of the majority? 21st century "democracy"!

    1. 'uman rights, me lud, 'uman rights.

  5. Anonymous7:48 PM

    My sister used to work in Kendal. She lasted a whole week before uttering the immortal words "Bloody Tourists". As a "Townie" she fitted in, her first home was near the Cattle Market and she returned over many years for the Torchlit Procession. The Council should have told these imbeciles where to go and what to do when they got there. TTFN :)