Cutting edge: Metro Mayor opens Brunel Centre

West of England Metro Mayor Dan Norris cut the ribbon to formally open the brand new £7 million Brunel Centre on Saturday 4 September, ready for students to enrol and begin studying there two days later. The South Gloucestershire and Stroud College Centre in Stoke Gifford has sustainability and student wellbeing at the heart ofContinue reading “Cutting edge: Metro Mayor opens Brunel Centre”

Zero Carbon Tour Rolls in to Bristol

Metro Mayor Dan Norris will be urging businesses and local organisations to take immediate action and cut carbon emissions as the West of England Combined Authority and UWE host Planet Mark’s Zero Carbon Tour on Friday 10 September, 12-4pm. The Mayor will be visiting the #ZeroCarbonTour as it stops off at UWE’s Frenchay campus on its wayContinue reading “Zero Carbon Tour Rolls in to Bristol”

Expertise flows into the Chew Valley as Metro Mayor learns about healthier river project

West of England Metro Mayor and Chew Valley resident Dan Norris and his dog Angel took a walk along the bank of the River Chew as he learnt about measures to protect this famous West of England waterway. The Mayor, who lives near Pensford, saw first hand where a series of new measures will makeContinue reading “Expertise flows into the Chew Valley as Metro Mayor learns about healthier river project”

Curtain up!

Metro Mayor Dan Norris officially opened a brand new support programme on 1 September to help people working in the West of England’s thriving creative sector. The Mayor addressed the event at the Watershed in Bristol and met freelancers and people who work in 55 local businesses including music recording, web design, photography, theatre, illustration,Continue reading “Curtain up!”

Past, present, future

For decades it’s lain derelict, but Metro Mayor Dan Norris, alongside local Labour councillors, got a glimpse of the exciting future of Kingswood’s historic Whitfield Tabernacle, when he went to see renovation work, beginning to transform it into a community arts venue. The 18th century building, which has deteriorated for over 20 years after a devastatingContinue reading “Past, present, future”