Council pressed on Santa crash plan
23 December 2011 12:12am
Council officials making preparations for a crash landing by Santa's present-laden sleigh this weekend could have to reveal their plans publicly, local authority leaders have admitted.
Cheltenham Borough Council was asked to provide details of its contingency plans in a Freedom of Information request filed this year.
The applicant called for details about who at the council would rescue Santa, who would be responsible for rounding up the reindeer and which staff would get the job of clearing the crash site.
The request made the second spot on the Local Government Association's list of the top 10 most bizarre Freedom of Information Requests in 2011.
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