A worried member of the public has forced Leicester City Council to admit it is unprepared for a zombie invasion. The authority received a Freedom of Information request which said provisions to deal with an attack, often seen in horror films, were poor.
The Freedom of Information request said "councils across the kingdom" should be prepared for a potential zombie attack. The "concerned citizen" said the possibility of such an event was one that councils should be aware of.
The Freedom of Information Act allows a right of access to recorded information held by public authorities.
Ms Wyeth head of information governance said, she was unaware of any specific reference to a zombie attack in the council's emergency plan, however some elements of it could be applied if the situation arose.
"To you it might seem frivolous and a waste of time... but to different people it actually means something," said Ms Wyeth. She added high-profile cases, such as the MPs expenses scandal, has raised public awareness of the right to request information records.
Ed Thurlow, who runs zombie website Terror4Fun, said he felt a zombie invasion in Leicester was highly unlikely. "I think perhaps [the "Concerned Citizen"] has watched films like 28 Days Later a few too many times."
Zombie letter in full
Dear Leicester City Council,
Can you please let us know what provisions you have in place in the event of a zombie invasion? Having watched several films it is clear that preparation for such an event is poor and one that councils throughout the kingdom must prepare for.
Please provide any information you may have.
So, why British people are so harsh on the ethnic minorities?
In-fact 2/3 of us are stone cold already.So, We are almost Them.
I had a dream, where People and Zombies working together for common good of the country, free of prejudice against the food choices.
Wake up England! Jump on the train of other Western democracies implementing Don't ask, don't poke Zombie tactics.
WarningDo not try this at home, in public, to yourself unless you are an Idiot Zombie