This staff notices was posted at Weymouth depot on 24th November.
Service 5 originated in a tender from Dorset council for the service between Dorchester and Crossways.
It was extended commercially via Warmwell and Osmington to Weymouth on a route that had not seen a bus for many a year.
Presumably it just didn't work.
The third change reduces the every 12 minute route 10 ...
... to every 15. Not long ago it ran every ten minutes.
It always seems a capitulation to failure once a frequency drops below every ten minutes - the ability to just turn up and go seems far more unpleasant at every 12 and significantly less attractive again at every 15.
fbb predicts that it won't be long until it sinks to every 20.
STOP PRESS - A contact has reported that Simon Newport is moving to Yellow Buses at Bournemouth, but on a six month contact.