NEW proposals have been put forward by Stagecoach bosses to change services across Barnsley and the Dearne Valley from next month - and residents are being urged to submit their views.

The changes will be implemented by Stagecoach on August 31 - but residents have the chance to put forward their views on the proposals by July 12.

The Monday to Friday journeys, on the 21 bus from Penistone to Barnsley, at 2.45pm and 3.31pm will no longer serve Clarel Street, Chapel Field Lane, Bluebell Avenue and Park Avenue in Penistone.

The 32 service from Cudworth to Barnsley, at 8.24am, will no longer run.

Whilst the 219 service running from Doncaster to Barnsley at 7.31am will no longer run through Darfield.

It will instead run between Darfield and Barnsley, but starting at 8.46am.

It’s just months after the 219 service was brought back to Thurnscoe, after Stagecoach pulled it due to antisocial behaviour.

In October 2022, Stagecoach suspended all services running into the Thurnscoe area after 5pm after missiles were launched at passing buses.

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Following a six-month hiatus, the bus operator working alongside South Yorkshire Police brought back the service to Thurnscoe in a ‘trial period’ in May last year.

However, they said at the time the service would be stopped again should antisocial behaviour continue.

It was finally brought back to its full schedule in March.

A spokesperson for Stagecoach said: “We welcome customer feedback or suggestions to these proposals before they are finalised.

“Please review the list to see how your bus service is impacted and give feedback by visiting our dedicated feedback form on our website.

“If your service isn’t included in the list below there are no planned changes to it at the moment.

“We’ll review the results alongside comments from our own staff, to make suitable adjustments as necessary.

“The consultation for these services will close on July 12.”

However, it’s not all bad news for those using Stagecoach services.

There will be an extra early morning service on the 66 from Elsecar to Hoyland, as well as additional evening journeys.

Whilst timetable changes have been made to the X19 - which runs from Barnsley, Goldthorpe and Doncaster - to improve punctuality.

This means that most journeys starting at the interchange will set off five minutes earlier.

Residents using services running through to Wath will encounter some of the biggest changes.

A spokesperson added: “A new route 216 will be introduced.

“The 216 will use the same route as the 218 between Rotherham and Mexborough then continue through Wath to Cortonwood Retail Park.

“Buses on the 216 will run hourly during the day Monday to Saturday running at similar times to the current 218 between Rotherham and Mexborough.

“Journeys on the 218 between Rotherham and Barnsley will only run during Monday to Friday rush hours.

“Evening and Sunday journeys on the 218 between Rotherham and Mexborough will not change.”

Follow the link on the Barnsley Chronicle website to submit your views.