DETAILED timetables for the new and amended bus services in and around Weston have been published.

The changes will come into effect from September 3.

In partnership with First Bus, North Somerset Council hope that these changes will improve transport options for a number of North Somerset residents.

Posting on Facebook, Cllr Mike Bell said: "Detailed timetables for the new or amended bus services for Weston and surrounds, which come into effect from September 3, have been published.

"You can find full details on the TravelWest website:

"Changes and new services from September 3 include:

"The number 50 will be ending with the most used part of the service moving over to the number 6 and the X5. Any other areas will be covered by WESTlink.

"The number 6 will provide a service from Upper Bristol Road to Worle High Street, for the first time in several years, stopping at both doctors’ surgeries with an improved half hourly service and hourly evening and Sunday service.

"The X5 will cover Weston’s bus interchange, Atlantic Road, South Road, Locking Castle, Worle, Congresbury, Yatton, Clevedon and Portishead. For the first time, users will have access to these areas on one route without needing to change services.

"The flagship X1 service between Bristol and Weston town centre will be extended to serve the Bournville Estate. It’ll travel through the estate from 5am until just before midnight. The daytime frequency will be improved to every 15 minutes.

"The 51 service between Weston and Wrington will become the new 125 service and, instead of travelling through Locking Parklands (which will be served by the 7 service - Worle and Haywood Village), it’ll travel through Locking Village, and also serve the Flowerdown Retail Park.

"As in previous years, the frequency of the open-top 1 (towards Sand Bay) and 20 (towards Brean) bus services will reduce from the start of the school term from every 30 minutes to hourly, reflecting the normal levels during the quieter autumn and winter periods.

"Hutton will receive a regular service through a new cross-border 126 service, which is currently being finalised and will be announced shortly.

"While Worlebury will no longer have a scheduled service, people living there will still be able to use WESTlink, the on-demand bus service."