Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
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Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Nanny Bans Kids Playing

Nanny's chums from Derbyshire Dales County Council were "pressured" into closing Bakewell Recreation Ground in June, because of ONE complaint about the noise of children playing in it. However, the council reopened the area after receiving more than one complaint about closing it.

Thusfar thus good!

Needless to say Nanny is never quite satisfied with losing a battle, as such Nanny will spend £12K of taxpayers' money on erecting (may I say "erecting" before the watershed?) a sound barrier (seemingly ONE person complained again, and the council was "forced" to conduct noise tests). The sound tests showed that the noise level was 10dB higher (to a peak of 59dB) when the kids were playing, as opposed to when the facility was shut.

Is a 10dB increase really that much?

Here is a handy chart, showing how noisy 59dB really is (less than a normal conversation).

Anyhoo, the barrier will measure two metres high and be 13.5 metres long.

Ironically, the recreation area has been there for years and, as far as I am aware, kids have been in existence for hundreds of thousands of years. Therefore quite why this has now become such an urgent problem is beyond my limited intelligence!

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  1. Anonymous12:04 PM

    I hope someone complains about the noise the workmen make when they start erecting the sound barrier.

  2. Thanks for sharing!