The West of England Mayoral region moved into a new phase of delivery, celebrating how the Combined Authority is one of the most successful in the country at bringing in resources from government – with a 256% increase in funds in 2022 announced in this year’s budget (voted through today Friday 27 January 2023)
The committee agreed over £19 million in new funding so building work can immediately begin on a brand-new railway station at Ashley Down in Bristol, and detailed design plans so new stations in North Filton and Henbury can get underway.
New E-bikes will start to appear on the region’s streets as well as 28 new cycle hangars.
Metro Mayor Dan Norris said: “Today I was proud to report how under my leadership the West of England Combined Authority has been super-successful bringing in cash and resources from government with a more than 250% rise. That’s vital to make our region the best it can be. But the West of England now needs a relentless focus on delivery. That’s what today’s meeting was about: to ensure we have the know-how and drive to get new stations built, e-bikes on the streets and people up-skilled. We need to show we’re getting on with the job to ensure I can lever in even more money for ambitious projects in the future that local people need and deserve. This is the power of devolution in action.”