Zero council input on publicity…Dorset’s rural tendered services are doomed if this is the best it can do, a pattern that is beginning to be repeated throughout the country with a few honourable exceptions

Passenger information at a bus stop in Gillingham. The faded flag is branded for Damory, the timetable case is empty and a laminated timetable for South West Coaches route X4 is tied to the post beneath.

One of several counties to reduce its supported bus network recently is Dorset. Following a couple of holidays by bus three years ago, I thought I would try another trip in uncharted Dorset.

I say uncharted, as one of the items of expenditure that has been cut completely is any information on the changes. Three years ago there was a good website, three area timetable books and a county map.

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