From WALES ONLINE:
Garden gnome-loving grandmother Veronica Pratt had one special request when she died - she wanted her colourful collection to line the route of her funeral procession. The 82-year-old’s family duly laid 30 of her favourite gnomes and ornaments on a roundabout in Narberth where the cortege would past - only to see them confiscated by the ‘elf and safety police.
Pembrokeshire Council officers said they had been instructed to remove the gnomes after Welsh Assembly transport officials said they could be “distracting” to other road users.
COMMENT: Unlike all the sponsorship signs that clutter up our roundabouts nowadays, I assume.