The Quick and the Dead

John Herod: This is my town! If you live to see the dawn, it's because I allow it. I'm in charge of everything! I decide who lives or who dies! 
- The Quick and the Dead

Southwark Council is conducting an "urgent" consultation on the future of its burial grounds as "burial space is running out very fast." Honor Oak Recreation Ground is the particular focus of the consultation. Currently used for community sport, it may be turned in to another cemetery, which would be a travesty

The options being considered are:

A)    Re-use of common graves
B)    Re-use of private graves
C)    Use of burial chambers.
D)    Find a burial site outside of Southwark
E)    Share a cemetery elsewhere or buy graves from private owner
F)    Work with other local authorities to source land for a new cemetery
G)    Use all or some of Honor Oak Park Recreation Ground
H)    Stop burying people in Southwark

Any of the other options would be better than G and with these options available it's astonishing that digging up precious green space is even being considered. Have your say here.

15 comments:

Mb said...

They can stick a corpse in my garden, good rates available

Brockley Nick said...

D&M could start a new line in corpse vans, parked on our pavements. Anyone who complained could simply be dismissed as a middle class NIMBY. Problem solved!

Anonymous said...

No problem with using the Recreation Ground provided they just bury the bodies, returf and allow people to continue to play games on top. The bodies won't mind and I'm perfectly happy with the idea of playing football above a few rotting corpses.

They could put the names of the dead on the noticeboard.

Henriettah said...

There are an awful lot of middle-class NIMBYs about, you know, Nick.

Obvious said...

Cremate

Anonymous said...

Just have the funeral car slow down through Peckham - someone is bound the coffins.

Monkeyboy said...

Hmmm... good day to bury bad news. Look out for a another couple of Tesco Locals to be slipped into the planning department.

patrick1971 said...

No more burials is the obvious option. It's just not practical in a crowded city like this.

Matt-Z said...

Would the Broca or El's Kitchen be interested in organic, locally sourced Soylent Green?

charlie said...

What about putting them under roads whenever they get re-surfaced. You could even have a plaque.

Top Tip said...

Why not hand cuff one to Hugh? Thereby giving the relatives some much needed mourning time and increasing hughs chance of pulling by approximately 321%

Necrophiliac said...

what to do indeed.

Anonymous said...

Outlaw burials. Cremation all the way

Brockley Nick said...

Wouldn't burying outlaws in Honor Oak make the problem even worse?

Anonymous said...

Perhaps disposal via fly tipping could be an option?

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