We Are Barnsley know you'll be busy during the festive period, so we've compiled one of our survival guides!

If you're planning on venturing out over the Christmas and New Year period, here's the essential information you'll need.

Travel

Train services will end early on Christmas Eve, with times varying between services. There will be no trains running on Christmas or Boxing Day. From the 27th services will return as normal.

Up to and including December 23, all Stagecoach bus services will operate as normal.

On Christmas Eve, a Saturday service will operate until around 7pm.

No buses will run on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day.

A Saturday service will operate on December 27, 28 and 30, with an additional journey on service 6 at 5.45am from Barnsley on December 27 and 30.

On December 29, a normal Sunday service will operate.

On New Year’s Eve, a Saturday service will run until 7pm before Stagecoach’s operation gets back to normal on January 2.

Taxi marshals will also provide a reassuring presence for customers of Barnsley's night-time economy over Christmas.

Stationed at hackney carriage ranks at New Street (adjacent to Chicago Rock) and Midland Street, the marshals will help people visiting town centre pubs, bars and restaurants get home safely at the end of the evening.

Marshals will be on duty on the evenings of Friday, December 20, Sunday 22, Boxing Day, Saturday 28, and New Year’s Eve.

Supermarkets

Asda, Old Mill Lane

Fri 20th Dec - 24 hours

Sat 21st Dec - Closes at 11pm

Sun 22nd Dec - 10am - 4pm

Mon 23rd Dec - Opens at Midnight

Christmas Eve - Closes at 7pm

Christmas Day - Closed

Boxing Day - 9am - 6pm

Fri 27th Dec - Opens at 8am

Sat 28th Dec - Closes at 10pm

Sun 29th Dec - 10am - 4pm

Mon 30th Dec - Opens at 8am

New Year's Eve - Closes at 7pm

New Year's Day - 10am - 4pm

Thu 2nd Jan - Opens at 8am

Fri 3rd Jan - 24 hours

Tesco, Wombwell Lane

Tesco will close at 7pm on Christmas Eve and won't re-open until 9am on Boxing Day, when it will close at 6pm. 

It will be open 24 hours from the 27th until it closes on New Year's Eve at 7pm. It will be open between 9am and 6pm on New Year's Day.

Its 24-hour service will resume from midnight on January 2. 

Morrisons

The store will be open 7am while 5pm Christmas Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day.

It will open at a later time of 11am on Boxing Day and close again at 5pm.

On the 27th and the 28th it will open from 8am-8pm. It will close two hours early on New Year's Eve at 6pm.

It will re-open 11am while 5pm New Year's Day. Normal opening times then resume. 

Pharmacies

Pharmacy opening hours in Barnsley over Christmas and New Year

Asda Pharmacy, Asda, Old Mill Lane: Christmas Day, closed; Boxing Day, 9am-6pm; New Year's Day, 10am-4pm.

Boots, Cheapside: Christmas Day, closed; Boxing Day, 10am-4pm, New Year's Day, closed.

Lloyds Pharmacy, Barnsley Interchange, Christmas Day, 10am-noon; Boxing Day, 8.30am-8pm; New Year's Day, 8.30am-8pm.

Doctors

GP practices are open 'as normal' on their normal working days but will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Patients ringing their surgery will be either directly put through or given an alternative number to ring to access the out of hours provider.

Dentists

Dentists will open 12:30pm while 5pm on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day, and will open 11am while 2pm Christmas Day.

They will open 12:30pm while 5pm on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

For out of hours emergency treatment, contact the Dearne Valley Dental Emergency Service on 0845 155 0845.

Events

For a full list of Christmas events, click here.

Bins

Residents are reminded that with Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day falling on Wednesday and Thursday, there will be a few changes to waste, recycling and cardboard collections.

People who are taking part in the first phase of the redesigned recycling scheme as detailed in a blue leaflet delivered through participating residents’ doors have changes to their service as follows.

Grey bins

Normal collection date: Wednesday, December 25

Actual collection date: Monday, December 23

Normal collection date: Wednesday, January 1

Actual collection date: Monday, December 30

Normal collection date: Thursday, December 26

Actual collection date: Saturday, December 28

Blue bins, white sacks

Normal collection date: Wednesday, December 25

Actual collection date: Saturday, December 21

Normal collection date: Thursday, December 26

Actual collection date: Monday, December 23

Green bins

Normal collection date: Wednesday, December 25

Actual collection date: Wednesday, December 18

Normal collection date: Thursday, December 26

Actual collection date: Thursday, December 19

People who are still receiving the regular recycling service as detailed in their green leaflet are advised of the following alterations over the same period.

Grey bins

Normal collection date: Wednesday, January 1

Actual collection date: Monday, December 30

Normal collection date: Wednesday, December 25

Actual collection date: Monday, December 23

Normal collection date: Thursday, December 26

Actual collection date: Saturday, December 28

Blue and brown bins

Normal collection date: Wednesday, December 25

Actual collection date: Saturday, December 21

Normal collection date: Wednesday, January 1

Actual collection date: Saturday, January 4

Normal collection date: Thursday, December 26

Actual collection date: Monday, December 23

Finally, have a great Christmas!