METRO MAYOR: FOOD BANK USE HAS SOARED IN WEST OF ENGLAND

The number of food bank parcels given out in the West of England has soared by 85% over the past five years, with Metro Mayor Dan Norris branding the figures “scandalous”. New figures released by Trussell Trust show that in the past year to March 31, its food banks handed out a total of 37,649 foodContinue reading “METRO MAYOR: FOOD BANK USE HAS SOARED IN WEST OF ENGLAND”

Metro Mayor opens Chew Valley Trail

More people will be able to take in the postcard-esque sights of Chew Valley Lake after a new walking and cycling trail was opened by Metro Mayor Dan Norris. The mayor cut the ribbon at the trail to mark its official opening. The 2.7km all-weather path on the northern section of the lake has beenContinue reading “Metro Mayor opens Chew Valley Trail”

A platinum experience from Frenchay Museum, says Metro Mayor

If you have a right royal collection of memorabilia then Frenchay Museum would love to hear from you. The museum is putting the finishing touches to a Jubilee exhibition extravaganza and are looking for loans of commemorative mementos and to see photos and hear stories about local Royal events to build up a unique socialContinue reading “A platinum experience from Frenchay Museum, says Metro Mayor”

Metro Mayor scales new heights

Metro Mayor Dan Norris reached for the skies as he stepped into the shoes of a Victorian sailor and discovered what it was really like to be a member of the SS Great Britain’s crew by climbing up the rigging of Bristol’s most famous ship. The Mayor officially re-launched the SS Great Britain’s rigging climbingContinue reading “Metro Mayor scales new heights”

INFLATION SOARS TO 40-YEAR HIGH AS ENERGY BILLS BITE – METRO MAYOR COMMENTS

West of England households are coming under further pressure from price increases after inflation hit a 40-year-high, as the cost-of-living crisis continues to unfold across the region. The ONS said today inflation had risen to 9% in April, up from 7% in March. This is the highest level of inflation since comparable readings in 1982.Continue reading “INFLATION SOARS TO 40-YEAR HIGH AS ENERGY BILLS BITE – METRO MAYOR COMMENTS”