Metro Mayor urges groups to “Bee the Change” as £1 million pollinator fund launched

New grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 for West of England projects supporting the region’s bees are on offer. The new funding was launched by Metro Mayor Dan Norris at Grow Batheaston this week. Whether it is planting blooming wildflower meadows in schools, installing bee-friendly green roofs on community buildings or working hand in handContinue reading “Metro Mayor urges groups to “Bee the Change” as £1 million pollinator fund launched”

Idles of March: Mayor bangs drum for Bristol music studio

Metro Mayor Dan Norris met some of Bristol’s budding band members as he found out how £15,000 from the West of England Combined Authority that he leads is helping the next generation of musicians to succeed. The Mayor toured Factory Studios on Maze Street and even met homegrown heroes Idles who were practicing there onContinue reading “Idles of March: Mayor bangs drum for Bristol music studio”

TRAINING ACADEMY TO GIVE DISADVANTAGED GROUPS “BASIC BUILDING BLOCKS” FOR WORK LAUNCHED BY METRO MAYOR

A new training academy that will support 50 people facing challenges with their mental health, homelessness, or overcoming addiction to find jobs has been launched by Metro Mayor Dan Norris. Funded by £80,000 from the West of England Authority, led by Mr Norris, and delivered by the Bath charity Developing Health and Independence, the ‘WestContinue reading “TRAINING ACADEMY TO GIVE DISADVANTAGED GROUPS “BASIC BUILDING BLOCKS” FOR WORK LAUNCHED BY METRO MAYOR”

Full steam ahead! Metro Mayor launches ‘Wickham Wednesdays’

Ever wanted to experience being a real-life Wickham trolley driver? Well now you can at Somerset and Dorset Railway as their popular Wickham Wednesdays returns. Loco-obsessed Metro Mayor Dan Norris officially launched a season of fun as he hopped aboard and took a ride in the famous Midsomer Norton vehicle. The Metro Mayor who isContinue reading “Full steam ahead! Metro Mayor launches ‘Wickham Wednesdays’”

Wildlife ‘superhighway’ backed by Metro Mayor

Connecting habitats between the Mendip Hills and the Cotswolds to create a “superhighway” for birds, bees and other animals has been given the thumbs up by Metro Mayor Dan Norris. West of England Nature Partnership’s Ian Barrett met the Mayor to explain how the limestone peaks of the Mendip Hills in the east and CotswoldsContinue reading “Wildlife ‘superhighway’ backed by Metro Mayor”