14 September, 2022

Council services to be suspended on Bank Holiday, Monday 19 September

Monday 19 September has been designated a bank holiday to allow people to pay their respects and to commemorate the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

This decision has been taken as a mark of respect and to allow council operatives the opportunity to take part in the final day of national mourning. 

The following service changes have been put in place: 

Waste and recycling collections will be suspended. 

  • Households who normally receive a weekly black waste collection on Mondays will have their waste collected on Saturday 17 September. 
  • All other affected households will have their waste collected on Saturday 24 September. Letters will be sent to households who receive a weekly collection.  

A number of other services are affected:

  • Street cleansing will be suspended for the Bank Holiday and will resume on Tuesday 20 September.
  • All affected Clinical Waste customers will be contacted individually with more information and guidance.
  • Garden Waste collections scheduled for Monday 19 September will take place on Saturday 24 September. 
  • The council offices at Cecil Street and Thanet Gateway Plus will be closed.
  • An out of hours service will be in place and recorded telephone messages in place on all telephone lines.
  • All public toilets will remain closed.
  • The Book of Condolence will not be available on Monday 19 September, members of the public can visit www.royal.uk to sign the electronic version.
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