South Bristol residents tell Metro Mayor community space should be kept for BS13 community

Local people gathered in Bedminster Down to meet with Metro Mayor Dan Norris, explaining to him how saving a much-loved community cafe and arts space would see it go from strength and strength, as they look to raise enough money to buy the building. Zion Community Art Space has provided a lifeline for thousands ofContinue reading “South Bristol residents tell Metro Mayor community space should be kept for BS13 community”

INFLATION RISES FOR NINTH MONTH IN A ROW TO 9.4% – METRO MAYOR COMMENTS

UK inflation soared to a fresh 40-year high of 9.4% last month, figures from the ONS showed, as the cost-of-living crisis deepens further for Bristolians. Inflation, which stood at 2.5% last June, has now risen for nine months in a row and the Bank of England is expecting it to peak at above 11% whenContinue reading “INFLATION RISES FOR NINTH MONTH IN A ROW TO 9.4% – METRO MAYOR COMMENTS”

COST OF LIVING CRISIS: WEST OF ENGLANDERS FACE £454 EXTRA TO GROCERY BILL – METRO MAYOR COMMENTS

West of England shoppers will see their supermarket bills rocket by more than £450, adding pressure to the serious cost-of-living-crisis, according to a new report. Butter, milk and dog food are set to see the largest price hikes. Metro Mayor Dan Norris said the eye-watering hikes will leave local people struggling as he took aimContinue reading “COST OF LIVING CRISIS: WEST OF ENGLANDERS FACE £454 EXTRA TO GROCERY BILL – METRO MAYOR COMMENTS”

SIGNIFICANT PAY INCREASE FOR WEST OF ENGLAND BUS DRIVERS

A pay rise for bus drivers has been welcomed as a key step to help fill the over 100 vacancies for bus drivers in the West of England. New First bus drivers will see their base pay going up from over £24k to just over £27k. One of the issues driving cancellations and timetable changesContinue reading “SIGNIFICANT PAY INCREASE FOR WEST OF ENGLAND BUS DRIVERS”

WE CAN’T MAGIC UP BUS DRIVERS, WARNS MAYOR, AS BUS COMPANIES ANNOUNCE CUTS

Severe bus driver shortages coupled by the withdrawal of Covid funding by the Conservative Government means local people face more bus cuts. The majority of bus services in the West of England are run commercially, with the remainder fully or partly subsidised by the West of England Combined Authority, led by Mr Norris. Of theContinue reading “WE CAN’T MAGIC UP BUS DRIVERS, WARNS MAYOR, AS BUS COMPANIES ANNOUNCE CUTS”