Wheel-y good! Metro Mayor rolls into South Bristol indoor skatepark and sets sights on future Olympic winners

One of the West of England’s most eye-catching indoor venues – based in a former swimming pool – got a visit from Metro Mayor Dan Norris as his dog Angel l, as he learnt more about how Campus Pool skatepark is using a grant from the Combined Authority he leads.   Skateboarding in the UKContinue reading “Wheel-y good! Metro Mayor rolls into South Bristol indoor skatepark and sets sights on future Olympic winners”

A complete mess’: Will alpaca owners be queuing for tests now, asks Metro Mayor

Following reports that Geronimo the alpaca did not have bovine tuberculosis, according to the preliminary findings of the post-mortem examination, Metro Mayor for the West of England Dan Norris, where Geronimo lived, said: “I’m heartbroken by this news and I know millions of people around the world will feel the same if Geronimo was needlesslyContinue reading “A complete mess’: Will alpaca owners be queuing for tests now, asks Metro Mayor”

Mayor serves up a slice of history

A slice of history was served up to nine residents of a Winterbourne Almshouse when Metro Mayor Dan Norris cut a cake to celebrate a remarkable 170th birthday. The Perry Almshouses in Winterbourne have been providing accommodation to local people since 1851 and so, 170 years on, staff there organised a birthday party, asking the MetroContinue reading “Mayor serves up a slice of history”

Let’s keep skills cash local

Around half a million pounds has been pledged to help people across the West of England develop new skills through apprenticeships. Now the Metro Mayor is urging more firms here to ‘keep it local’, by adding to the shared funding pot with their unused apprenticeship levy funds. To date some £485,000 has been pledged toContinue reading “Let’s keep skills cash local”

Metro Mayor tells Government to honour Afghanistan evacuation heroes

Service personnel who took part in the evacuation of Afghanistan should be honoured with medals according to Metro Mayor Dan Norris.    More than 1,000 UK personnel took part in Operation Pitting, which airlifted 15,000 people fleeing oppression and persecution to safety as the country fell to the Taliban.   The mission was the largestContinue reading “Metro Mayor tells Government to honour Afghanistan evacuation heroes”