WITH Easter, dependent on the phases of the Moon, being as early as March 22 and as late as April 25, isn’t it about time Easter Day was fixed as the first Sunday in April?

Another Bank Holiday has just been and gone - and I for one am glad to see the back of them for a few months at least.

We had Easter and then Bank Holidays on May 6 and yet another on May 27. It is too many. Simple. No need in this day and age.

I would suggest that the Easter Sunday continue as a bank holiday fixed as above, with stores closed, and with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, all other bank holidays, including Good Friday and Easter Monday, be done away with and the days lost be added to each person’s annual leave entitlement.

Bank holidays stem from a time when they were the only holidays workers were given and were a wonderful innovation.

In these days, when workers get anything from three to ten weeks’ annual leave, bank holidays are obsolete and cause disruption to commerce and industry, and unnecessary congestion.

The stores are too busy. Garden centres are like King Cross railway station and trying to get around the Lakes to visit family is more akin to Mission Impossible.

Add to that TV is invariable rubbish so one can be left feeling miserable too.

So come on people in power. We don't need these extra days.

Scrap them now for the sanity of me. Please.

Jim Jones, via email