Hopes buoyed then crushed as Herts County Council make up extra Bank Holiday

PUBLISHED: 12:51 25 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:42 25 July 2018

St Albans Household Waste Recycling Centre. Picture: Google Maps

St Albans Household Waste Recycling Centre. Picture: Google Maps


The hopes of a county have been buoyed then brutally crushed after Herts County Council apologised for mistakenly saying there will be two Bank Holidays in August.

The second email correcting the council's earlier mistake.The second email correcting the council's earlier mistake.

In a public email, the council said their household waste recycling centres would be open on the Bank Holidays on Monday, August 6 and Monday, August 27.

However, the government only lists a Bank Holiday on Monday, August 27.

The mistake was quickly rectified, and everyone’s hastily-organised getaway plans were smashed to smithereens, with another email saying: “Each Household Waste Recycling Centre will be open Bank Holiday Monday [on August] 27.

“Apologies for getting your hopes up in the earlier bulletin by saying we had two to look forward to.”

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