Campaigners are to discuss the changes being made to the winter bus timetable - and you're welcome to air your views.

The West Dorset Western Area Transport Action Group (WATAG) will meet next week - following two events at the weekend which will form part of its discussion.

A demonstration by Extinction Rebellion will take place at Bridport Coach Station this Saturday, when public transport and its role in helping to reduce the impact of climate change will be aired.

The second is the commencement of First Wessex's winter timetable on Sunday, with fundamental changes to the X51 and X53 Jurassic Coast services connecting Axminster, Lyme Regis and Bridport with Weymouth and Dorchester.

All Sunday services have been withdrawn in the area covered by WATAG - with the exception of both the X53, which will operate between Weymouth and Bridport until Christmas and is sponsored by a member of the WATAG committee, and the 9A Stagecoach South West service between Lyme Regis and Exeter.

These events will form part of WATAG's discussions at its meeting on Thursday, September 26.

It is hoped that Dorset Community Transport, which has provided some lifeline services since the major cutbacks in 2016 and 2017, will provide an update; likewise community initiatives by both Beaminster Town and Bridport Town Councils.

WATAG hopes to welcome representatives from local public transport providers, councillors and the public as public transport users. There will also be a 'democratic moment' when anyone can raise questions about local bus and rail services.

WATAG will meet at the W.I. Hall on North Street, Bridport, at 6.30pm. The Wykes Court public car park is nearby and is free of charge after 6pm.