DORSET'S Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Martyn Underhill will join representatives from the NHS and local councils in an open meeting in Lyme Regis.

The Lyme Regis and Marshwood Vale Lib Dems are organising the event on Saturday, February 9 in an effort to prove that democracy is not 'dead'.

Speakers will include Mr Underhill, a representative from NHS Dorset, Dorset County Councillor Trevor Jones, and West Dorset District Councillor Andy Canning.

There will be a chance for questions and comments, as well as hot drinks and soup served.

Steve Trevethan, chairman of the Lib Dem group, said: “This meeting is part of our efforts to show and make sure that democracy is not dead although it does get 'cracks on the head' and could and should be in better health.

“We are extremely grateful to the speakers who are so generous with their time and their many and various contributions to our society in our part of Dorset. “Lyme Regis is both on the edge of Dorset and central to Dorset.”

The event will be held at the Woodmead Halls from 10.30am to 1.30pm.

The timetable of events is: 10.30am: Hot drinks and chat 10.55am: Official welcome and introduction 11-11.20am: Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill 11.20-11.40am: NHS Dorset representative 11.40am-12pm: Dorset County Councillor Trevor Jones 12-12.20pm: West Dorset District Councillor Andy Canning 12.20-1pm: Questions and comments 1-1.30pm: Soup and chat