Britain Unprepared for Zombies

Frost

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Leicester City Council 'not ready' for zombie attack
Zombie enthusiasts The FOI request said "councils across the kingdom" should be prepared for a potential zombie attack
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 "concerned citizen" said the possibility of such an event was one that councils should be aware of.
"We've had a few wacky ones before but this one did make us laugh," said Lynn Wyeth, head of information governance.
The Freedom of Information Act allows a right of access to recorded information held by public authorities.

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.
Yours faithfully,

Concerned Citizen

Ms Wyeth 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.
Other submissions to the council have included requests for records of paranormal activity and haunted buildings within the city.
"To you it might seem frivolous and a waste of time... but to different people it actually means something," said Ms Wyeth.
"Everybody has their own interests and their own reasons for asking these questions."
She added high-profile cases, such as the MPs expenses scandal, has raised public awareness of the right to request information records.
"I think perhaps [the "Concerned Citizen"] has watched films like 28 Days Later a few too many times
 

Midnight Raver

Active Member
Let's see:

Small island nation
Somewhat small military
Civilian firearms nonexsistent

Therefore, the UK would soon stand for "Undead Kingdom".
 

Frost

Active Member
It continues...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-le ... e-13823427

The zombies were filmed by Chris Porter as they walked through Leicester

Just a week after Leicester's civic leaders admitted they were unprepared for a zombie invasion, a horde of the "undead" has shuffled through the city.

About 150 people in horror make-up took part in the "mass shamble", according to organiser James Dixon.

The mob "groaned and pressed themselves on the glass" at the council's offices.

It followed news last week that a "concerned citizen" had used a Freedom of Information request to ask how the authority would tackle a zombie attack.
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'Zombies' outside Leicester City Council offices

News that Leicester was unprepared for the living dead spread quickly on social networking sites

Council 'unprepared' for zombies

The inquiry stated: "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."

Leicester City Council conceded it had no specific emergency plans in place, but said the request had made them laugh.

The story became a hit on social networking sites, and prompted Mr Dixon to organise Saturday's event on Facebook.

What started as a "small gathering for friends" eventually attracted more widespread interest, and dozens of enthusiasts gathered at the city's clock tower at noon.
'Quite the spectacle'

Mr Dixon said: "We went for a shamble. We shambled from the clock to the city council offices - about half a mile through the city centre.

"There were just a couple of security guards at the building. We didn't try to get inside - just pressed ourselves up against the glass like zombies do.

"A few of us are in the pub now - it's been a really good day."

Passer-by Chris Porter, who filmed the event, said it was "quite the spectacle".

"People were going about their normal routine when all of a sudden a steady horde of zombies came lumbering into view," he said.

"It was astonishing how everyone just seemed to stop and stare. Of course, if it had been a real zombie attack I think folk would be running for their lives.
 

C_Carson

New Member
Frost said:
"It was astonishing how everyone just seemed to stop and stare. Of course, if it had been a real zombie attack I think folk would be running for their lives.
:lol: no, really?
 

Glock 17L

New Member
Around here they even put up traffic signs to warn in case of Zombie Attack!!
They had one last week in Florence Kentucky..
"Shoot Em In The Head & Burn The Bodies!!"
 
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