A new improved bus service is set to start in Ravenfield next week thanks to a campaign by John Healey MP.

The no 3 bus route through Ravenfield to Bramley and Wickersley was set to be cut when Powell’s went bust last year but John joined forces with the Mayor of South Yorkshire to keep the service going.

And it’s now been confirmed that Cawthornes Travel will be providing a new timetable from 24th July with additional journeys introduced in the late afternoon on Mondays to Saturdays.

John Healey said: “It’s fantastic news for people living in Ravenfield that the number 3 bus timetable is being expanded.

“The service is used by people in the village to access important services at the Tanyard, in Wickersley and in the centre of Rotherham as well as helping students get to Wickersley School.

“I’ve been campaigning with residents to protect local bus routes but it’s a constant battle, as nationwide over 1000 services were cut last year alone.”

John received confirmation from South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority that a no 3 service would be maintained with a timetable increasing from 5 to 9 services a day, Monday to Saturday.

This has helped ensure buses continue to connect the Rotherham Interchange, Wickersley, Flanderwell and Ravenfield.