All aboard! First Bus to run £57 million Cribbs Patchway bus service

Metro Mayor Dan Norris officially welcomed First Bus aboard plans for the brand-new Cribbs Causeway to Bristol Parkway bus service. First Bus will run the new Cribbs Patchway ‘m4’ service opening in Spring 2023. Mayor Norris officially made the announcement alongside South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport, Steve Reade, and First’s Managing Director Doug Claringbold atContinue reading “All aboard! First Bus to run £57 million Cribbs Patchway bus service”

Bath indies boosted thanks to new Visit Somerset partnership, says Metro Mayor

Over £50 million which could support Bath’s independent shops is going into the pockets of big tech, says Visit Somerset CEO John Turner, but a brand-new partnership could begin to reverse this trend. Mr Turner explained to Metro Mayor Dan Norris just how he plans to support Bath’s thriving indies after uniting with Bath IndependentContinue reading “Bath indies boosted thanks to new Visit Somerset partnership, says Metro Mayor”

METRO MAYOR BLASTS GOVERNMENT’S CHANNEL 4 PRIVATISATION LAW

Channel 4 jobs destined for Bristol could be diverted back to London unless controversial Conservative Government privatisation plans are overturned, warned Labour’s Dan Norris. The Mayor was speaking ahead of a visit to the broadcaster’s Bristol-based creative hub where he discussed the Government’s proposals to sell off Channel 4 recently announced in the Queen’s Speech.Continue reading “METRO MAYOR BLASTS GOVERNMENT’S CHANNEL 4 PRIVATISATION LAW”

METRO MAYOR WELCOMES WINDFALL TAX ‘SCREECHING U-TURN’

Commenting on the Chancellor’s announcement of a support package to combat the cost-of-living crisis funded through a windfall tax on energy companies today (Thursday 26 May), Metro Mayor Dan Norris said: “I’m glad that after months of wavering, the Chancellor is finally acting to help people with spiralling bills. It’s been four and a halfContinue reading “METRO MAYOR WELCOMES WINDFALL TAX ‘SCREECHING U-TURN’”

SUE GRAY REPORT – METRO MAYOR COMMENTS

Commenting on the publication of the Sue Gray report today (Wednesday 25 May), Metro Mayor Dan Norris said: “Sue Gray’s report is unequivocal: there was a ‘serious failure’ to observe the high standards expected of those working in government and senior leaders ‘must bear responsibility’. But in truth, this damning and damaging report confirms whatContinue reading “SUE GRAY REPORT – METRO MAYOR COMMENTS”