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Mayor’s Blog

Sep 01, 2020

Backing the Recovery: Jobs, Skills and Business

2020-09-01T16:02:31+01:00 September 1st, 2020|

The Coronavirus Pandemic has been an unprecedented challenge for the whole economy, and I am determined that we don’t see a reversal of the excellent progress we have been making in terms of employment and [...]

Aug 14, 2020

Improving air quality

2020-08-14T15:03:20+01:00 August 14th, 2020|

Last week, I enjoyed joining an event hosted by PolicyBristol which focused on how we can improve Bristol’s air quality. I was eager to make the point that in order to successfully tackle the [...]

Jul 23, 2020

Keeping safe on public transport

2020-07-23T16:52:44+01:00 July 23rd, 2020|

With the lockdown gradually easing and our favourite shops, cafes and restaurants starting to reopen, many of us are now getting out and about across the region again – enjoying our summers and visiting [...]

Jul 08, 2020

Support for our Creative and Cultural Sector

2020-07-08T15:07:58+01:00 July 8th, 2020|

There was some good news this week with the Government’s announcement of £1.57bn in emergency support for our creative and cultural venues. This is something I’ve been calling for as it will help protect the [...]

Jun 25, 2020

Employability Day

2020-06-25T17:38:28+01:00 June 25th, 2020|

This Friday 26 June is National Employability Day. It’s a chance to reflect what my team at the West of England Combined Authority is doing to support our residents who may be facing uncertainty over [...]

Jun 12, 2020

Supporting businesses through our Growth Hub

2020-06-12T09:03:32+01:00 June 12th, 2020|

As we focus on long-term economic recovery and renewal for our region, I want to ensure that we are giving businesses all the support we can.  That’s why my team at the West of England Combined [...]

May 28, 2020

Public transport and coronavirus

2020-05-28T14:42:10+01:00 May 28th, 2020|

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, our region’s public transport operators have been running at a much-reduced frequency, offering vital services for our key-workers and other essential journeys. I’m very grateful for the continued [...]

Apr 23, 2020

Supporting businesses through coronavirus

2020-04-23T09:49:31+01:00 April 23rd, 2020|

As the world settles into a temporary ‘new normal’, as we deal with COVID-19, I’ve been struck by how our region’s response to the virus really underlines our strengths in collaboration and supporting one another. [...]

Apr 09, 2020

Tackling the impact of coronavirus

2020-04-09T11:25:02+01:00 April 9th, 2020|

Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen enormous and rapid change to everything in our lives. In this blog, I just want to take stock of where we are and where we are going as [...]

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