£95,000 Metro Mayor investment for Ukrainians driving West of England net-zero goal

Ukrainian women refugees are helping to power the West of England’s transition to net-zero. Nineteen women who fled the conflict and found sanctuary in our welcoming region are now taking part in a 5-week West of England programme teaching them new green skills which they can then put into action in the workplace. The MayorContinue reading “£95,000 Metro Mayor investment for Ukrainians driving West of England net-zero goal”

Be a road safety hero – Metro Mayor urges West of England schoolchildren

Freshford Pre-schoolers saw their school hall transformed into a busy road as they learnt to “stop, look and listen” this Road Safety Week. Their transformed hall had traffic lights, make shift pavements, zebra and pelican crossings that the pupils can practice crossing safely. After learning safety tips, the children invited Metro Mayor Dan Norris toContinue reading “Be a road safety hero – Metro Mayor urges West of England schoolchildren”

Steer We Go: Metro Mayor in driving seat to recruit new HGV lorry drivers

The West of England Combined Authority is funding a new scheme to recruit and train lorry drivers to help meet a regional and national shortage, Metro Mayor Dan Norris has announced. Speaking from behind the wheel of an HGV at haulage giant GXO, the Mayor launched the scheme backed by top haulage firms. Up toContinue reading “Steer We Go: Metro Mayor in driving seat to recruit new HGV lorry drivers”

Marmalade sandwich, Mr Norris? Metro Mayor and Paddington team up to launch Winter Wonderland festive extravaganza

Is it the North Pole? Is it deepest, darkest Peru? No, it’s Christmas at Cribbs Causeway that is back bigger and better than ever before. Metro Mayor Dan Norris, who is running a Shop Local campaign, was at the Christmas Grotto alongside Santa and Paddington Bear as the trio launched Cribbs’ Winter Wonderland extravaganza. Paddington,Continue reading “Marmalade sandwich, Mr Norris? Metro Mayor and Paddington team up to launch Winter Wonderland festive extravaganza”

IT’S OFFICIAL – THE WEST OF ENGLAND CAN NO LONGER AFFORD THE TORIES: METRO MAYOR RESPONDS TO AUSTERITY AUTUMN STATEMENT

Following the Chancellor’s austerity Autumn Statement this afternoon, Metro Mayor Dan Norris said: “West of England residents were already facing the biggest hit to incomes on record – now they face a recession while being forced to stump up with £55 billion of tax rises and cuts to public services to clean up the messContinue reading “IT’S OFFICIAL – THE WEST OF ENGLAND CAN NO LONGER AFFORD THE TORIES: METRO MAYOR RESPONDS TO AUSTERITY AUTUMN STATEMENT”