Bath means business.

West of England Metro Mayor, Dan Norris.

If you want to know how to support Bath’s economy? Just come out into the High Street and spend your money.

That was the message the newly-elected West of England Mayor, Dan Norris, brought to the city this morning. But – he added – be ‘reckless’ with your money but not with your health.

As the recovery begins and restaurants, cafes and indoor attractions reopened, Dan, who is a former local MP and government minister, was visiting Mokoko – just off Abbey Church Yard – to encourage people to get behind businesses like it – and to hear more about the issues and support the hospitality sector needs.

I asked him how he thought he could help the recovery of our local economy.