We Are Barnsley knows you will be busy over the festive period, so we've compiled one of our famous survival guides.

We've contacted everyone we could think of to get you information on need-to-know items like chemist and dentists opening, bus services and bin collections.

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Doctors GP practices are closed December 26, 27 and January 2. Where practices choose to close early (for example onDecember 23) they will make arrangements for the out-of-hours provider to cover. All people need to do is ring their GP surgery and a recorded message will provide a number to dial or will direct them straight through. We only know of one practice that has decided to close at 4pm on December 23 (Penistone Group practice).

Dentists Dearne Valley Dental Emergency Service on 0845 155 0845 will be running an out-of-hours service as follows: December 24 - 12.30 - 5pm Christmas Day - 11 - 2pm Boxing Day 12.30 -5pm December 27 12.30 - 5pm December 28, 29, 30 - as normal (9.00-9.30pm) New Year's Eve -12.30-5pm New Year's Day - 12.30 -5pm January 2 - 12.30 -5pm

Chemists A limited number of pharmacies are available. These are:

Christmas Day Lloyds Pharmacy, Barnsley Transport Interchange - 10 – 12noon

Boxing Day Asda Pharmacy, Old Mill Lane, Barnsley - 10 – 4pm

Boots, Cheapside - 10 – 4pm

Lloyds Pharmacy, Barnsley Transport Interchange - 8.30am – 8pm

December 27 Asda Pharmacy, Old Mill Lane, - 9 – 6pm

Boots, Cheapside - 10am – 4pm

Lloyds Pharmacy, Barnsley Transport Interchange - 8.30am - 8pm

Tesco Instore Pharmacy, Wombwell Lane - 11am – 4pm

New Year's Day Asda Pharmacy, Old Mill Lane, - 10am – 4pm

Averroes Pharmacy, Garland House Surgery, 1 Church Street, Darfield - 9am – 4pm

Lloyds Pharmacy, Barnsley Transport Interchange - 10am – 6pm

January 2 Asda Pharmacy, Old Mill Lane - 9am – 6pm

Lloyds Pharmacy, Barnsley Transport Interchange - 8.30am – 8pm

Tesco Instore Pharmacy, Wombwell Lane - 11am – 4pm

Patients should not attend the hospital pharmacy. No facility is available during the bank holiday period.

Bins Due to the days that Christmas and Boxing Day fall on there is no change to the collection schedule for bins. Just remember though, until February 29 you can't put green/garden waste into green bins, just clean cardboard.

Buses and Train

Christmas Eve Buses will be running a Saturday service with last departures between 6-7.30pm. Trains will be running a Saturday service with last departures around 8pm.

Christmas Day No Bus or Train Service

Boxing Day No Bus or Train Service

December 27 Buses will run a Sunday service. Trains will run a normal weekday service with some cancelled early morning journeys.

December 28 - 30 Saturday service on the buses. Trains as a normal weekday service.

December 31 Buses are on a Saturday service with last departures between 6-7.30pm. Train services running as a Saturday service with last departure around 8pm.

New Year's Day No services on buses. Trains running a Sunday service with some cancelled early morning journeys.

January 2 Buses are running a Sunday Service with trains running as normal.