A British local authority has been forced to admit it does not currently have plans to deal with a zombie invasion.
The admission came after a man signing the letter as “Concerned Citizen” made a request to Leicester City Council under freedom of information laws. He asked ” 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.”
Under British law, the council has 20 working days to formally reply to the letter. It has not done so yet (beyond an acknowledgment of receiving the request.) However, Lynn Wyeth, who heads the team dealing with freedom of information requests, addressed the issue on local radio this week.
She said the council was still considering its response, noting that the question could be answered with a single line noting there are no specific plans for coping with zombie invasion. However, ” you could look at it in more depth and say, ‘Which parts of the emergency plan could you apply to a zombie invasion?’ as it would have the same impact as perhaps some other disaster or attack.”
It turns out that the “concerned citizen” is a man named Robert Ainsley who works “in the web industry”. This is actually the second request made by Ainsley under freedom of information laws in recent months. Disappointingly the first was a little less exciting and dealt with the tendering process for a local tech industry business centre.