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We Are Barnsley's Christmas Survival Guide

Thursday December 19 2013




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!

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Reply Posted by Linda on Thursday December 19 2013 at 13:24
Asda is still open 24 hours on Monday 23rd. I will be on checkouts until 6am when day shift starts.

Reply Posted by Linda on Thursday December 19 2013 at 13:28
Asda is opening at midnight Sunday 22nd

Reply Posted by T on Thursday December 19 2013 at 14:16
Good for you getting your letter murk. Doesn't mean everyone got one. The council should inform us of changes as it's. Our council tax that pays for the bins being collected. Sounds like they've got supermarket opening times wrong as well.

Reply Posted by murk on Thursday December 19 2013 at 14:48
I'm sure they didn't leave you out deliberately. Things get lost, but they leaflet quite heavily running up to Christmas about what the arrangements are. Plus, if it's that important that your bins are emptied why didn't ring to check or use the wonders of the internet? Seems like common sense to me - I don't expect to get information spoon fed.

Reply Posted by T on Thursday December 19 2013 at 15:51
Neither of my neighbours have had letters and the bin men didn't come yesterday so it looks like wrong info all round. They normally put a sticker on the bins but they haven't this yr. I've got better things to do than chase bin collections when the info should of been sent. I'm pretty sure my 72 and 83 yr old neighbours haven't chased it up via the internet. They think the same as me. We pay council tax therefore the council should inform us. If the council have provided wab with these dates then the council have also got it wrong as only the grey bins got emptied yesterday and not the green. I'm starting to think you must work for the council murk as there's not many that defend them. Just because you got all the relevant info sent doesn't mean the rest of Barnsley did.

Reply Posted by murk on Thursday December 19 2013 at 16:27
Nah, I work in the Devils green teat of Meadowhall. But in any case I was defending WAB - they can only give the info they're given themselves and at least they try.
Don't underestimate your elderly neighbours, they could be secret silver surfers! ;)

Reply Posted by T on Thursday December 19 2013 at 16:44
Haha your right they could be. I like wab and your right, they can only pass on the info there given. I'm just frustrated that I'm going to have an overflowing green bin and that's the one I need most over Xmas with all the packaging on things. But never mind.

Reply Posted by What A Nightmare on Thursday December 19 2013 at 19:47
Aaaaaargh!!!! Not an overflowing green bin

Reply Posted by Warrior on Saturday December 21 2013 at 14:08
What a load do sad people, if your bins is the only thing you have to worry about over Christmas and New Year.

I'm sure you have a elderly neighbour you can pop a bag or two in over Xmas.

Try helping some one on the street over 52 weeks that struggles with there bins and then you will know who bin to pop your extra trash in. works good for me.

Every ones a winner.


Reply Posted by :-) on Sunday December 22 2013 at 11:19
MARSHALL!! even the spell checker on my phone changed it to that. Jeeeez get to school again..

Reply Posted by lorna on Monday December 23 2013 at 16:23
Still waiting for our bin to be emptied as we were told it would be today. Hope the council are ready for all the fly tipping over xmas cos bins haven't been emptied!

Reply Posted by Cath Hardcastle on Tuesday December 24 2013 at 19:33
The hospital pharmacy will not dispense prescriptions written by gp's. So please don't bring them to us. Thanks

Reply Posted by Westie on Wednesday December 25 2013 at 15:01
Bin men were due yesterday as norm but went straight past end of street. Charming, I had to do my job properly on Christmas Eve. Another 2 weeks now for grey bin

Reply Posted by Sarah on Saturday December 28 2013 at 16:45
So what happened to the bin men today then??!!

Reply Posted by annette on Saturday December 28 2013 at 16:54
Empty bins wot a load of poo there is 7 of us in my houshold n my bin didnt get emptied today not happy get ready when I phone em

Reply Posted by amy on Saturday December 28 2013 at 22:06
Well my bin wa due to b emptied today n its still full never received a leaflet either had to check on here when it wa getting emptied guess it's gonna b when ever they can do it even tho im over filled with rubbish