ELDERLY people in Holmfirth are to receive more help getting out and about.
Older residents and people using local health facilities are set to benefit from an extended bus service that will give them better access to the town and its surrounding villages.
The revised H8 and H9 services will be aimed at residents of Holme Valley Court, White Rose House nursing and care centre and the new Hollybank Trust, as well as visitors to the Memorial Hospital and Oaklands and Elmwood health centres.
The half-hourly service, which also runs via New Mill, Jackson Bridge and Scholes, aim to provide people with a regular daytime service into Holmfirth and neighbouring villages.
The purpose of the new service is to give them more local travel options and reduce the need for people to take cars.
Metro is working in partnership with Kirklees Council, the builders of Holme Valley Court, Conroy Brook, and bus firm Stotts to provide the improved service, which comes into effect next Monday.
Kirklees is supporting the extended service, which is being paid for until at least the end of January, as part of its drive to improve rural transport services.
Full details of the timetable for the new service can be found at www.wymetro.com