BBC license fee announcement is desperate deflection by Government on the ropes

“By undermining the BBC, the Government is undermining our region and our country” said Metro Mayor Dan Norris. Speaking after the Government outlined plans to freeze and then scrap the licence fee the Metro Mayor said:“The licence fee has stood the test of time for a century and now in a desperate attempt to deflectContinue reading “BBC license fee announcement is desperate deflection by Government on the ropes”

Metro Mayor steps in to avoid bump in road after government reduces pothole cash

This National Pothole Day West of England Mayor Dan Norris is pledging £125 million to tackle potholes and improve local roads. After the Government slashed road repair cash, the Metro Mayor stepped in with a £10 million top-up. The money will be handed over to Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire councilsContinue reading “Metro Mayor steps in to avoid bump in road after government reduces pothole cash”

Metro Mayor meets Bristol flower pot man

Metro Mayor Dan Norris visited Ecotribe as a plant pot with a difference goes on sale in Bristol. The new pot which is made from 100% recycled fishing nets will mean that green-fingered gardeners can be environmentally green too.  The product is the brain child of Tyrone Probert founder of Ecotribo, which makes a rangeContinue reading “Metro Mayor meets Bristol flower pot man”

Design a brilliant logo

The West of England is to get its own transport logo to be used across buses, trains, e-scooters and other public transport – and Metro Mayor Dan Norris is seeking local people’s artistic talent to help design it. “Everyone knows the iconic ’roundel’ design that appears right across the London transport network. Now I’m callingContinue reading “Design a brilliant logo”

Metro Mayor sees how goat is recycling used Christmas trees

Ever wondered what happens to your Christmas tree once it’s been taken away to be recycled? On Twelfth Night, the traditional day to take down your decorations Dan Norris, Metro Mayor of the West of England took a “behind the trees” look at exactly what South Gloucestershire charity Empowering Futures do with all those WestContinue reading “Metro Mayor sees how goat is recycling used Christmas trees”