RAIL FARE HIKE FOR BRISTOL AND BATH COMMUTERS

West of England Metro Mayor Dan Norris has criticised the government’s announcement of a 5.9% rise in rail fares as a ‘nightmare before Christmas.’ It means an annual Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Spa season ticket will rise to £1,957 – up by over £100. Dan Norris said: “There is a cost of living crisisContinue reading “RAIL FARE HIKE FOR BRISTOL AND BATH COMMUTERS”

METRO MAYOR BACKS LABOUR’S “BOLD AND RADICAL” DEVOLUTION PLANS

Labour is to make handing new economic, taxation and law-making powers to metro mayors like the West of England’s Dan Norris a key part of its reforms to the UK political system. In a major speech this morning, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer vowed to deliver “the biggest ever transfer of power from Westminster toContinue reading “METRO MAYOR BACKS LABOUR’S “BOLD AND RADICAL” DEVOLUTION PLANS”

Let it Glow! Metro Mayor launches Bath Xmas light show

Mayor Dan Norris is urging local people and their dogs to explore local this Winter as he officially launched a magical Christmas light experience in Bath. The Enchanted Garden of Light, a spectacular light walk, is once again returning to the grounds of the American Museum and Gardens which will be illuminated with festive sparkle.Continue reading “Let it Glow! Metro Mayor launches Bath Xmas light show”

Mayor Backs Building Blocks for the Future

An apprentice met Metro Mayor Dan Norris to explain how a West of England Combined Authority-funded course that uses LEGO bricks helped him build a pathway to a new career. Chris Dando is now a trainee support worker at St Mungo’s Bristol. Fred took part in the unique course hosted by acta Community Theatre whichContinue reading “Mayor Backs Building Blocks for the Future”

Well-set for high-skilled jobs: thanks to £80,000 Metro Mayor grant

Two dozen local people are taking part in a brand-new welding course fully funded by Metro Mayor Dan Norris’ West of England Authority so they can go on to get in-demand high-skilled jobs. The Mayor, who is responsible for skills and training, met learners taking part in the weekly hands-on training course (and had aContinue reading “Well-set for high-skilled jobs: thanks to £80,000 Metro Mayor grant”