Useful information

Useful resources and information for Cantley and Branton residents or people visiting the area.

Bus Service Changes from Sunday 2 January 2022

We have been advised that as a result of the current national bus driver shortage, First South Yorkshire and Stagecoach Yorkshire have made the decision to implement a number of service reductions in South Yorkshire with effect from Sunday 2 January 2022.
As you may be aware, the national bus driver shortages continue to impact service delivery across the region, with customers continuing to face short notice cancellations between both First and Stagecoach operations. In the short term we can, unfortunately, expect further disruption on the network, however SYPTE expect the changes to provide some stability in the network.
What services are affected?
SYPTE have maintained close and regular contact with local operators and are working with them to try to improve the situation.
Operators will be introducing a number of service changes and reductions, which will take effect from Sunday 2 January 2022, to better match driver availability and avoid on the day cancellations and provide customers with a more reliable timetable.
These service reductions are unavoidable and will be implemented on a temporary basis so that operators are able to run a reliable and consistent service for the public until their resource issues are addressed.
New timetables are available for customers at
How will this information be communicated to customers?
To ensure customers can stay up to date with the latest changes, SYPTE Service Changes page will be updated to reflect the latest service information at They will continue to update our Disruptions page to reflect any short notice service cancellations at
First South Yorkshire will be tweeting service changes and cancellations via @FirstSouthYorks which we will retweet on our @TSYalerts Twitter feed.
First South Yorkshire will also be keeping customers updated via their web page and any short notice cancellations will be communicated via their web pages as follows:
• Sheffield/Rotherham -
• Doncaster -
Stagecoach will also be keeping customers updated via their Twitter feed @StagecoachYrks and their website at:
In the first instance it is recommended that customers check service availability via the above links before they travel and make alternative arrangements where required.
Alternatively, customers who do not have access to the internet or social media can call Traveline on 01709 51 51 51 for the latest information.

Gritting season has commenced!

In South Yorkshire, note that the hashtag #SYgrit #sygrit-Twitter Search/Twitter returns to help people find the latest updates on road conditions and gritting across South Yorkshire on social media.

Check the Facebook and twitter pages of our local authority for gritting updates in our area.

Met Office Weather Ready

The Met Office have advice to help you prepare for and cope with severe weather. Visit the Met Office website here Met Office WeatherReady.   Advice on the website includes how to get your home and property winter ready, protecting property from flooding, preparing a winter kit for your car and what to do in a power cut.

Doncaster Council

Doncaster Council has its own website which has a huge resource of information for Doncaster’s residents.

You can use their site to find things to do for you and your family, locate vital council services, or report any issues or problems directly to them. There is a lot of information for residents on what Mayor and the Cabinet do for the benefit of Finningley Ward and Doncaster.

You can access Doncaster Council’s website to by clicking on the link here: or using specific pages below

To report issues and problems directly please use the reporting page here: Report It.   Here is a useful flowchart on reporting antisocial behaviour

To find out information on local planning applications click here: Planning or direct search here

To apply for services offered by Doncaster Council click here: Apply for It

To make payments to Doncaster Council click here: Pay for It

Useful Contact Numbers for Doncaster Council:

Customer Services - 01302 736000

Noise Nuisance - 01302 737573

Your Local Elected Representatives

The current Elected Ward Councillors for the Finningley Ward (which includes Auckley, Blaxton, Branton, Cantley and Finningley) are:

Richard A Jones

Steve Cox and

Jane Cox

The Elected MP for Don Valley, including our area, is Nick Fletcher MP

Doncaster Sheffield Airport

Doncaster Sheffield Airport's Website is

Training flights

Doncaster Sheffield Airport has occasional Pilot Training Flights throughout the year. These Training Flights use the runway to practice landings and take offs.
The Pilot Training Flights are usually held on quiet periods for the Airport and can be ad hoc throughout the year. These flights usually involve multiple take offs and landing over the course of a morning or afternoon.

Airport Noise Complaints

Doncaster Sheffield Airport acknowledges that noise remains the impact of greatest concern for local residents. In response, the airport has developed a Public Noise Complaints procedure as approved by the Local Planning Authority to monitor, investigate and report each complaint made by members of the public.

To make a complaint, you can:
Call the 24 hour answering service on 01302 623499 or email, or write to:
Environment & Community Manager
Doncaster Sheffield Airport,
Heyford House
First Avenue

You will need to leave your name and address followed by the date of the disturbance, the time and any other information you feel important to assist the in their investigation.

To report the use of laser pens or drones near the airport please report to the Police using the 101 service if non-emergency

South Yorkshire Police

South Yorkshire Police's Website is

SYP Alerts is a messaging system brought to you by South Yorkshire Police for our communities.  By registering with SYP Alerts, you can choose to receive news and appeals, local crime information and/or prevention advice – direct to you by email, text or voice message.

Useful Contacts

Airport Noise Complaints - 01302 623499

Airport - Reports issues such as laser pens, drones or fireworks near the Airport - 101

Branton St Wilfrids Primary School - 01302 537344

Changing Lives - 01302 309800

Crimestoppers - 0800 555 111

Doncaster Council Noise Nuisance Team - 01302 737573

Doncaster Drug and Alcohol Services - 01302 303900

Environment Agency Incidents - 0800 807060

Environment Agency Floodline - 0345 988 1188

Poiice Non Emergency - 101

Police Emergency - 999

Re-Furnish - 01302 736000

Report a Power Cut - 105

South Yorkshire Travel - 01709 515151

St Leger Homes - 01302 862862

Trading Standards - 01302 737552

Victim Support - 0300 303 1976