DISCUSSIONS managed to reinstate the 218 service to its old route but councillors will have to wait until the new year to change the link's route.

Cllr May Noble, along with former Barnsley Mayoress Beryl Sanderson, attended a meeting with Stagecoach's commercial director Rupert Cox on behalf of residents.

The talks managed to ensure the 218 service went back along Billingley View and Carr Field Lane, and the 217 service adjusts to serve Carr Head Lane and Thurnscoe Road on the old 224 route.

These changes will be implemented by October but only half of the battle is won according to Cllr Noble.

"I'm pleased with the outcome but I'm still concerned about the Bolton On Dearne/Goldthorpe link into Doncaster. Rupert has said that this will be considered for January," she said.

"I have responded to Rupert thanking him for reintroducing the route on Billingley View and Carrfield Lane but will be contacting him later in the year regarding the Doncaster link."