We recognise our membership as a powerful resource of expertise, and organise twice-yearly TravelWatch SouthWest General Meetings which keep everyone abreast of developments and ideas. Speakers are invited from government agencies, the transport industry, including bus and train companies, airports and ferry operators, providing insight into the key issues affecting passengers.


At these events, delegates may enter into the discussion, helping to locate and progress service improvements and to ensure that public transport is given the high profile that it deserves.

While general Meetings are a twice yearly fixture in the calendar, we ensure our members actively engage in the consultation process through seminars, meetings and workshops to tackle specific issues, as required.

“Joining the Dots” was launched by Chris Irwin at our October 7th 2017 General Meeting  

High numbers were drawn by the day’s theme, “An integrated transport system which includes public transport is key to the three pillars of sustainability essential to a thriving South West”.
Delegates provided interesting questions, commented in “Just a Minute” and discussed stimulating and informative presentations from;  Mike Watson, Regional Director England & Wales, Stagecoach; James White, West of England Combined Authority; Alex Carter First Bus in conjunction with Cornwall Council; and Christopher Irwin , TravelWatch South West.  

TWSW GM October2017 – (Agenda)

Delivering Transport & Growth James White

One Public Transport System for Cornwall  deliverd by Alex Carter, written by Glyn Williams

Connecting The Dots Christopher Irwin


Jag Maitala, DfT presentation to TWSW March 2017

Graham Ellis and Richard Gamble Present

SCRP – Keith Walton TravelWatch presentation March17


2017 March Free Transport Go South Coast Bournemouth Yeovil Sherborne Route

2017 TWSW March Free Transport West Meeting

Coming from Bristol or Plymouth? Our Stagecoach sponsored bus connects with the FALCON service at Taunton

The TravelWatch SouthWest AGM took place in Exeter on November 30 2016 and Nick Buckland OBE is welcomed to the Board.


Presentations from October 8th 2016 General Meeting

TWSW Agenda for the October 8 2016 General Meeting

Presentation: ‘Bus Services in Action’ Go South Coast’s Managing Director, Andrew Wickham

Presentation: ‘Total Transport’ Devon County Council’s Head of the Transport Co-ordination Service, Damien Jones

Workshop: PRTF consultation Christopher Irwin, TravelWatch SouthWest

Teh UK Bus Archive – The Kithead Trust


March 5th 2016 General Meeting

Network Rail presentation to Travel Watch South West – 5 Mar 2016

Wiltshire County Council Bus Strategy Presentation

Stagecoach SW Presentation – Something New – The Falcon

“The Other Half”   Full Document

TWSW – 5 March 2016 (Agenda)

The October 3rd 2015 General Meeting was very well attended and included contributions from GWR, Transport Focus, First Bus and Helen Murphy, Head of Transportation, Parsons Brinckerhoff.  By clicking on the Presentation titles below, it is possible to view the slides used on the day:


21 January 2016 Bus Workshop in Taunton


March 7th 2015 Focus: The Future Role for Public Transport in the South Wests Economy and Growth

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