Reinstatement of the Bus service through Wentworth. Rotherham – Barnsley

Great news.

Just to let everyone know that after several conversations, emails and meetings with local residents, Cllr David Roach – RMBC, including our local MP Mr John Healey, and the Mayor of South Yorkshire – Mr Oliver Coppard, that we have now secured the reinstatement of the bus service through Wentworth.

Therefore, I trust you all will all be pleased to note that the Mayor has now confirmed there will be a new number 7 bus service running between Barnsley and Rotherham, which will provide an hourly day time service in Wentworth, Monday to Saturday.

The Mayor has also shared a copy of the proposed timetable for this service which I have also shared for your reference.

I am also advised this new service should come into operation from the 23rd July 2023.

The evening and Sunday service for Wentworth will still be provided by the 136 bus.

Stagecoach will operate the 136 until 2nd September 2023, in which the Mayor will be having ongoing discussions with council leaders on the next steps, concerning this and other services.

It has taken a lot of hard work and time spent to get to this stage, but now, with the bus service back up and running, it should benefit the whole of the community, including the local employer’s workforce.

The Parish Council, will be undertaking a letter drop to all, with the new timetable within the next couple of weeks.

The community must be aware that they MUST use the service otherwise, the service may be withdrawn again at a later date, if this happens, I personally think that we would not get the service back.

I would also like to thank all that have been involved into helping the Parish Council in securing the reinstatement of the so much needed bus service.

Below is the timetable of the new bus service which will commence and the end of July 2023. The service will run from Rotherham to Barnsley return.

I hope this is a welcome and positive update.


Councillor McNamara, Chair of Wentworth Parish Council, has also welcomed this news and said: 

“As Wentworth Parish Council, we wrote to the Mayoral Authority earlier this year to highlight the problem we currently have with the lack of daytime service in Wentworth and the difficulty residents who rely on the buses were having in getting out and about, including local business’s and their employees.

“It was great to have the support of and to work alongside our MP in raising this problem and we’re so pleased to get the restoration of a proper bus route running through the day in the village.”

Wentworth Bus June 2023.jpeg

Brendan J McNamara


Chair of Wentworth Parish Council

Since distributing, there are some of the specific timings during the day, but not all, are slightly different to the initial timetable Mayor Coppard had shared to me when he gave me his confirmation of this service.Therefore, i have uploaded the revised bus. timetable.

Revised Bus Timetable

Street Lights out

The Street lights are currently not working at the following locations:

  • Street Lane
  • Bottom of Main Street Wentworth
  • Barrowfields

The PC have contacted both RMBC and Northern Power regarding the issue, apparently Northern Power have damaged an underground cable while undertaking the recent outage. The responsibility is down to Northern Power.

RMBC have contacted the PC today 06/06/2023, on the update, the street lights will be repaired within the next two weeks.

Thank you


Latest Incidents

The Parish Council are aware of the number of incidents in the locality, therefore, we have asked South Yorkshire police to undertake additional patrols. Officers have been carrying out adhoc patrols within and around Harley and Wentworth.

The police will continue to carry out these patrols, and if any members of the public see anything they deem to be suspicious then please tell them to call 999 if its immediate assistance they need, 101 or report online through SYP portal if its information or advice

Dog Fouling

  1. Dog fouling is becoming more and more of an issue within the Wentworth playing field boundary, including the cricket wicket and outfield.

There are signs displayed at each of the entrances to the playing field which states:                                                       STRICTLY NO DOGS.

Most recently, there have been issues with dog faeces being left on the playing field, including bags of faeces.

As a Parish Council, we must remind all dog owners that this is a community playing field in which young children play on and enjoy.

Therefore, would all responsible dog owners respect and refrain from taking dogs onto the playing field.

Wentworth Pavilion – Burst water Pipes

Over the 2022 Christmas Break & New Year, the pavilion at Wentworth has been seriously damaged due to burst water pipes in the loft. The pavilion now requires a full major refurbishment, which will include structural checks on the building and the surrounding concrete slab which is badly cracked.

The work involves the following:

  • Full strip out of water damage items
  • Removal of all waste
  • Electrical work
  • Plastering
  • Plumbing
  • New floor covering
  • New showers
  • Painting & Decorating
  • Insulation
  • Re Plastering
  • New Kitchen
  • Joinery work

The building will not be in use for the rest of this year due to the damage and work that is required.

Precepts 2023-24

It has been agreed by the Parish Council that the Precepts will remain the same as last year due to the financial restraints on family’s. These will be revised in the next financial year.

Air Quality in Wentworth Village 

The Parish Council have written to RMBC’s Environmental department in regards to the air quality on Wentworth village.

The response from RMBC is as follows:

Thank you for your email and your interest in air quality.

The Council has never monitored for air pollutants in Wentworth village, as it is likely to experience good air quality, in spite of the traffic generated by Wentworth Garden Centre and Wentworth Woodhouse.

The nearest sites for which we do have data are in Thorpe Hesley close to the M1, where levels of the main pollutant associated with road traffic, nitrogen dioxide meet the UK’s health based standards.

The Council does carry out air quality monitoring surveys in the borough. The technique used provides monthly mean values of nitrogen dioxide. To provide useful data which we can  compare with UK standards, we would ideally need one year’s data.

We propose to carry out a survey in Wentworth as you have requested.

Initially we would look for a suitable site for the sampling tube along Main Street in Wentworth. The tubs will then be attached to street furniture with a clip above head height to try to prevent any vandalism.

The survey will hopefully begin in the next couple of months and will run for at least one year.

I will be able to provide some useful indicative air quality data once we have been monitoring for a few months,.

Revised Bustime table 

The Parish Council have had notification from our local MP John Healey regarding the  bus service timetable changes in South Yorkshire, including for our number 7 bus.,

We are advised these are only minor timetable changes, and for our no.7 this means on Mondays to Fridays the bus from Rotherham at 15:55, 16:55 and 17:55 (on the current timetable) will run 5 minutes earlier. These slight changes will come into place from Sunday 29 October 2023.

The revised timetable for our no.7 from 30 October is already available online on the link below.

Revised Bus Timetable 

January 2024

Crime prevention advice

As most of you are aware that the area of Wentworth and the immediate areas have been a target in relations to burglaries. The Parish Council have complied a list below of what to do, to try to prevent these occurrences:

Wentworth Parish Council are asking for you to continue to be vigilant and to keep remembering to follow all steps when it comes to Crime Prevention.

Have a look at our crime prevention advice below if you are unsure about any key steps.

At home

  • Keep front and back doors locked at all times and keep keys and valuables out of sight and reach from cat flaps, letterboxes and downstairs doors and windows.
  • Close, and ideally lock, all windows when you’re not in the room – approximately one in four burglaries in the county still happen because doors have been left unlocked or windows left open.
  • If it’s dark before you get home, use timer switches to turn on the lights – change the times that the lights come on, to create the illusion that someone is moving around inside the house. Plug-in dusk-to-dawn lights are also popular.
  • Make sure your door is well lit and fully visible from the street – dusk-to-dawn lamp adaptors are available from several DIY stores
  • Check existing lighting is in good working order and replace any faulty equipment – remember to check batteries in torches and smoke alarms. Check your house alarm that is in good working order.
  • Keep shrubbery and hedges at the front of the house pruned to below one metre – remove any cover for a burglar to work unseen and give your neighbours every chance to spot something suspicious.
  • Keep curtains closed at night – if you are away, ask a trusted neighbour to close them for you, and open them again in the morning.
  • On cold mornings, never leave your car unattended with the engine running to defrost the windows.
  • Assess your property’s perimeter and check it is secure. Cut back overgrown hedges and repair broken fences and gates.
  • Secure sheds and outbuildings with good security type padlocks and consider fitting alarms. Lock all tools and ladders away securely.
  • Car Keys, purchase a Faraday wallet or Pouch (Signal Blocker). Faraday bags/boxes are ingenious tools that offer a simple and effective solution for protecting electronic devices from external electromagnetic interference and unauthorized access.

When out and about

  • When out in your car, look out accredited car parks and remove all items from your vehicle when you leave it.
  • Don’t leave your keys in the ignitions, even when filling up with fuel or popping into the shop.
  • De-clutter your handbag – take out only what you need and avoid carrying large amounts of cash.
  • When you’re out shopping, keep all bags firmly closed and on your person at all times.
  • Carry wallets and phones in inside pockets of jackets or coats, not in the back pocket of trousers.
  • When using your credit or debit card, shield your PIN and take the time to make sure you safely put away your purse or wallet.
  • Never leave your bag unattended on the back of trolleys or pushchairs.
  • Don’t be tempted to return to your car and drop off your shopping bags – keep them with you or take them home.

If you see anything suspicious, or have an information about crime or criminals, call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111

Rawmarsh Neighbourhood Policing Team

The Rawmarsh Neighbourhood Policing Team, based at Rawmarsh Police station, wish to inform you of recent burglaries in your area.Please follow the link below:


Work on Main Street June 2024


In June 2024 there are to be some disruptions as work is to be undertaken from the corner of Hague Lane along Main Street to the Rockingham Arms Public House.

The works involves the of a laying new electrical supply cable to the Public House.

Powergrid have been in contact with the Parish Council, in which two representatives from the Parish council will be attending a meeting on Monday 22nd April with Powergrid to discuss any concerns.

The meeting was held on Main Street with two Parish Councillors and a representative from Powergrid.
the works will commence early June and run for 3 weeks, there will be three-way traffic lights in place.

The new electric supply will be positioned within the carriageway and not in the footpath.


Parish Council May 2024 Elections 

We now have two new Parish Councillors, Mr Thomas Hill for Harley and Mr Paul Martin for Wentworth bringing the total Councillors to 9 for the parish.