The August Bank Holiday weekend is just around the corner and it’s the last one of the year, therefore make it count!
The summer holidays are still in full swing, but have you slightly noticed the nights getting a little darker sooner? Unfortunately, before we know it, the kids will be back at school and we will be on the Autumn countdown. Why not take one last leap before the summer ends…
Traditionally, the August Bank Holiday always falls on the last Monday of the month, however it hasn’t always been this way. Up until 1971, it would take place on the first Monday of August, but it moved to the last of the month as it clashed with the annual two week summer shut down that many companies have during the summer.
The August Bank Holiday is also known as the Summer Bank Holiday and it seems pretty obvious why. The previous bank holiday falls at the end of May, therefore the August bank holiday is the only one that takes place during summer.
We spend the first half of the year waiting for summer to come around, but once we hit the August Bank Holiday, then we know there’s only four months left until C******** and the kids will be going back to school soon! The August Bank Holiday is technically the last bank holiday of the year, therefore that is the best reason to make sure it counts!
It was liberal politician and banker Sir John Lubbock who invented the Bank Holidays Act of 1871 and therefore made official the four public holidays we now have every year.
Monday 26th August will be a bank holiday for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. However, Scotland still celebrate their summer bank holiday on the first Monday of the month.
Have you ever wondered why a bank holiday was called a bank holiday? Or do we just not care about the name, and focus more on enjoying our time off work? Coined by inventor, Sir John Lubbock, the four bank holiday Mondays of the year are known as bank holidays, as banks are traditionally closed on these days.
As we’ve mentioned, the August Bank Holiday is the LAST BANK HOLIDAY OF THE YEAR, therefore do something with it. Why not take a well deserved break before the kids go back to school? Take a trip to the coast, visit family or embark a spontaneous four day adventure!
If you are thinking about getting away, hire your car with us. Every bank holiday we offer all of our customers extra special deals. Four Days Car Hire for the price of 3. This means you can pick up your car Friday, and not worry about dropping it off until Tuesday.
Happy Summer Bank Holiday from all the team at SSH.
We accept the following payment options
All drivers must be aged between 21 and 75 inclusive. Drivers under the age of 23 may only rent vehicles up to Standard category1 and would be subject to a young driver surcharge. Drivers over the age of 70 are also subject to the same surcharge.2
1Standard category is cars up to a 1400cc and small vans (i.e. SWB Transit)
2 Under / Overage drivers surcharge is charged at £10.00 per day PLUS VAT.
All hirers who will be insured to drive South Staffs Hire vehicles must produce a full valid driving licence with their current address (having a current address on your driving licence is a legal requirement); this must be done in person, at the time of collection. No copies of licences will be accepted.
Drivers aged between 23-75 must have held a full driving licence for at least 12 months. Minor licence endorsements up to 6 points are accepted. Major endorsements i.e. UT, DD, DR & IN are subject to insurance clearance and the hire location would need to be informed before reservation is placed. Drivers aged under 23 must have held a licence for at least 24months and be free of major endorsements. (For full clarification please contact office) Minibus rental is only available to renters over the age of 25 holding category D1 on their licence.
Insurance is subject to an insurance excess. This excess is the amount that would be left as a deposit at the outset of a hire. The excess this is what the hirer would be liable for in the event of damage occurring to the hire vehicle, different vehicles attract different access levels; these levels are listed on the booking screen. Excess waivers are available.
As well as the full drivers licence the main driver must produce 2 forms of identification i.e. passport, utility bill, (utility bills must be no less than three months old) at least one confirming home address this should match the address on the drivers licence.
Payment is accepted by major credit or debit cards (card payment by 3rd parties is only accepted by prior arrangement. Cash payment is accepted but only if the excess deposit is paid by debit/credit card.
All vehicles are supplied with a full tank of fuel at the start of the hire. Customers may:-
All reservation must be cancelled 24 hours in advance or charges will apply, Charges vary from £25:00 – £50:00 depending on size of vehicle – For further information please ask a member of staff when reserving a vehicle
THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE PART OF THE RENTAL AGREEMENT