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Additional public holiday arrangements for Tuesday 20 September 2022

Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen on Thursday 8 September 2022 we are observing a period of National Mourning.

The UK Government has announced an additional one-off Bank Holiday on the day of Her Majesty’s State Funeral - Monday 19 September 2022.

As this falls on our September Public Holiday we can confirm that East Ayrshire Council will move this Public Holiday from Monday 19 September 2022 to Tuesday 20 September 2022.

Our Council offices and education establishments will be closed both days, but normal service provision will be maintained by our emergency/ standby services  and essential services such as waste service, Children’s Houses, Care at Home, Community Alarms and Homeless Hostels. Our offices and schools will reopen on Wednesday 21 September. 

We understand that any closure of Council services at short notice including our education services can be inconvenient for our communities but we have considered that keeping the extra day close to the funeral date will both mark this event appropriately and cause least disruption to services.

Out of hours helpline: 0345 7240000

Out of hours social work services: 0800 328 7758