Down to business for new Metro Mayor.

The region’s newly elected Metro Mayor doesn’t intend spending much time behind a desk following his ‘swearing in’ at Bristol’s Engine Shed today (Monday, May 8th). Tim Bowles said he was very proud to be elected as the very first West of England Mayor: “This is an exciting time for our region as the West […]

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Lin steals the show at Combined Authority’s first meeting.

Congratulations to B&NES Councillor Lin Patterson for stealing the limelight at the first meeting of the West of England Combined Authority – held today (Wednesday, March lst) at the Watershed Media Centre in Bristol. The new authority swings into action after May 4th when people from B&NES, Bristol and South Gloucestershire go to the polls to […]

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Fancy being the new Metro Mayor?

Fancy your chances at being elected a ‘Metro Mayor’ for the West of England? This new role has been created as part of the 1 billion pound devolution deal Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire authorities have done with the Government. They have agreed to form a Combined Authority – led by […]

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Devolution deal done.

Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire councils have now committed themselves to coming together as a combined authority with votes in favour of giving their consent on the Parliamentary Order for the West of England devolution deal. The Order, issued by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, seeks to […]

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Help shape our housing & transport future.

People in the West of England are being urged to take the opportunity to shape the area’s housing and transport provision for the next 20 years by participating in a major consultation that starts next week [Monday, 9 November]. Leaders of the area’s four local authorities today encouraged residents to give their views on emerging […]

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