The funeral of actor Richard Briers is to take place next Wednesday at a council run allotment at Kingston upon Thames.
But restrictions have been placed on the disposal of the versatile actor’s remains.
Following a short service read by close friend Monty Don, the veteran actor, who played Tom Good in the BBC sitcom The Good Life, will be laid to rest on a south facing compost heap along with a bucket of lug worms and some organic carrot tops.
Funeral directors have requested family flowers only, but well-wishers who happen to have any old cabbage leaves, unwanted teabags or potato peelings they’re desperate to get rid of, are requested to bring them along to the funeral.
But, as Briers claimed this year to have smoked half a million cigarettes before he quit in 2003, the council has banned, for health and safety reasons, any re-cycling of the actor’s remains within the boundaries of the Borough of Kingston upon Thames.