Residents of a valleys mining village say cuts to the local bus service has left people feeling isolated and lonely.
Those living in Cwm, three miles from Ebbw Vale, say a reduction in their local bus service has left them "like prisoners" in their own village.
Bus company Stagecoach runs an hourly service which stops in Cwm Monday to Saturday. There are no buses on a Sunday.
74-year-old Sandra Williams moved to the village for the public transport outside her home, she said initially the service was "really, really good".
"But now we only have the one. I do feel like my independence has gone because I now have to rely on my children".
Stagecoach, which operates the service, say bus patronage has been in decline.
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council say it is working within a "very limited" budget.