Declared open! Metro Mayor opens new school in Warmley

Metro Mayor Dan Norris officially opened a brand new school catering for children with special needs when he cut a ribbon at Neptune School, Warmley. The 25-place school in Poplar Road is newly-built and will welcome learners aged seven to 14, helping address a shortage of places for children who have social, emotional and mentalContinue reading “Declared open! Metro Mayor opens new school in Warmley”

Scrap Channel 4 privatisation plans, says Metro Mayor

The government’s failure to give assurances that the West of England’s creative industries will be protected from the privatisation of Channel 4 means the plans must be scrapped, according to Metro Mayor Dan Norris. In a response to the government’s consultation on looming privatisation plans, The West of England Combined Authority today set out itsContinue reading “Scrap Channel 4 privatisation plans, says Metro Mayor”

No to Airport expansion: Moral leadership needed

West of England Mayor calls on local council leaders to show moral leadership on climate emergency Now is not the time to expand Bristol airport, according to the West of England Metro Mayor Dan Norris – as he called on the leaders of the region’s four local councils to back his stance.  The Labour MetroContinue reading “No to Airport expansion: Moral leadership needed”

Real aficiona-dough – Mayor Norris makes pizza in Bath

Metro Mayor Dan Norris ‘checked out’ the customer service skills of staff at Morrisons, Bath, this week and got a hands-on lesson in pizza-making. Mr Norris, whose West of England responsibilities include jobs and skills, met some of the apprentices who work at the Morrisons York Road store which employs a total of 175 staff.Continue reading “Real aficiona-dough – Mayor Norris makes pizza in Bath”

Cross-party West of England support for Metro Mayor’s government bus support call

The battle to improve the West of England’s bus services has been boosted by cross-party support for the Metro Mayor’s call for more government cash. A letter from Metro Mayor Dan Norris to Baroness Vere, the Government Minister in charge of buses, has received local Lib Dem and Tory MP backing. It explains that theContinue reading “Cross-party West of England support for Metro Mayor’s government bus support call”