Following the national launch of this year’s Royal British Legion’s poppy appeal, the Metro Mayor pledged his support and urged people to back the campaign. Dan Norris joined veteran Chris and Royal British Legion Midsomer Norton and Radstock vice chair Andrea to lend a hand selling poppies. The pair explained to the Metro Mayor howContinue reading “MAYOR BACKS POPPY APPEAL”

Bridgerton putting region on the map

Bridgerton, the David Attenborough series Our Planet and upcoming Aardman animation Robin Robin, have helped contribute more than £132m to the South West’s economy, Netflix has said at a special reception in Bath. Speaking at the event, Metro Mayor Dan Norris said: “It is good to see Netflix and other production companies investing in ourContinue reading “Bridgerton putting region on the map”

Putting a dent in carbon emissions

A family-owned car body shop repair business in Bath that is going green was visited by Metro Mayor Dan Norris. Bodywork have received a grant from the West of England Combined Authority to help them put a dent (rather than fixing one!) in their carbon emissions. The new equipment is helping to reduce the amountContinue reading “Putting a dent in carbon emissions”

Metro Mayor’s delight at anti hunting vote

Metro Mayor for the West of England Dan Norris has expressed his delight as National Trust members voted to ban ‘trail’ hunting on its land. In a decisive victory 76,816 National Trust members voted for the motion, while 38,184 voted against. Earlier this year the Metro Mayor joined anti hunting campaigners from the League AgainstContinue reading “Metro Mayor’s delight at anti hunting vote”

Bristol bakery rises to the occasion with new bread prover

An award-winning artisan Bristol Bakery is the proud owner of a brand new computerised baking machine thanks to a grant from the West of England Combined Authority led by Metro Mayor Dan Norris The Mayor visited The Assembly Bakery, to see the “prover–retarder” machine in action. Head baker Matthew Rimmer showed the Mayor the state-of-the-artContinue reading “Bristol bakery rises to the occasion with new bread prover”