RESIDENTS say they're being left out in the cold due to lack of bus services.

Bus users in White Cross and Worsbrough Dale say the community has been "cut off" since the regular bus service along Ardsley Road and through Brocklehurst estate, known as the White Cross circular, stopped.

Supported by local councillors John Clarke and Betty Barlow, they're now campaigning for two buses an hour. More than 65 people are due this week to hand over forms with their comments to Stagecoach and the Travel South Yorkshire partnership.

Residents claim there are five buses an hour through Kendray to Bank End and want at least one to be diverted via Hunningley Lane and Ardsley Road.

Sylvia Speight, 66, who lives on Ardsley Road, said: "We as a community have to walk to either the Kendray Hotel or Bank End Avenue to catch a bus. This results in many people finding it extremely difficult to get into town to catch trains and buses to work or the shops.

"The return is even more difficult if carrying shopping especially during cold, wet winter months.

"It is well known that by restricting transport options to individuals it can result in isolation, causing physical and mental ill health."

Mrs Speight said bus services had been disappearing since she moved to the area 15 years ago.

"It's also affecting younger people who want to get to college," she added.