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Advice and Bank Holiday Weekend

24 August 2012

Essex residents are advised to plan their journeys ahead this Bank Holiday Weekend, and enjoy some of the county’s fantastic visitor attractions if they are staying closer to home.

All major routes in and out of the county are expected to be busy during the final  Bank Holiday Weekend of the year, as residents get away to visit friends and family before the end of the school holidays. Traffic is likely to start building up from Friday afternoon.

County Councillor Derrick Louis, Cabinet Member for Highways & Transportation said: “The August Bank Holiday is always one of the busiest times of the year on our roads. I would urge residents to give plenty of time for their journeys, and plan ahead as much as possible.”

For those staying in Essex this weekend there will be a range of fun events and activities taking place at our country parks. In Danbury Country Park on Saturday children with an interest in Wildlife are invited to become young rangers, while on Bank Holiday Monday there will an opportunity to stargaze at Great Notley Discovery Centre. For more information about events and activities taking place at a Country Park near you, visit

County Councillor Jeremy Lucas, Cabinet Member for Customer Services, Environment & Culture said: “Our Country Parks are offering an array of exciting activities for all the family this August Bank Holiday, so make sure you get down to your nearest park and do something fun and healthy.”

There are lots of other ways to enjoy Essex over the weekend, so go to for more inspiration.

All of Essex County Council’s Recycling Centres for Household Waste will be open as usual on Bank Holiday Monday. Residents are advised to check with your local district and borough council to find out if your kerbside collection is affected by the long weekend.