Zombie invasion

Robert Ainsley made this Freedom of Information request to Leicester City Council

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Robert Ainsley

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.

Yours faithfully,

Concerned Citizen

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Dear Mr Ainsley

Thank you for your FOIA request.

Please see attached, an acknowledgement letter in respect of your request.

Yours Sincerely
Bev Dressler

Richard Taylor left an annotation ()

This request has been mentioned on the BBC News website:


A council officer is reported as telling the BBC:

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.

Craig Poxon left an annotation ()

Inspired by the Centre of Disease Control's Zombie Apocalypse Preparedness perhaps?


David Jones left an annotation ()

What a ridiculous waste of time. Everyone knows that zombie invasion plans are covered by a super injunction. You will get nothing out of the council.

Just hope some brave twitter user spills the beans.

John Cross left an annotation ()

"Zombie enthusiasts are planning to "attack" Leicester a week after the city council admitted it was unprepared for an invasion of the living dead."


foia foia, Leicester City Council

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Please find attached Leicester City Council's response to your Freedom of Information request.


Lynn Wyeth
Head of Information Governance

Robert Ainsley

Dear foia foia,

Many thanks for replying.

Your comment regarding public interest prompted me to search the internet and I am shocked at what I am discovering. It appears I was the last to hear of how it was picked up.

It do feel assured that this request may result in councils across the land discussing possible rescue plans if such an attack occurs. It may have be taken in a light hearted manner but please be assured i will sleep easy in the knowledge that I have brough it to the publics attention.

I am happy to discuss this further through a special twitter account I have created, @leicscitiz3n

Yours sincerely,

Robert Ainsley