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Mar 04, 2020

Rail investments coming down the line

2020-03-04T15:27:47+00:00 March 4th, 2020|

Being situated just a stone’s throw away from the station, I regularly see Intercity Express Trains going in and out of Temple Meads from the Combined Authority offices. It was only two and a half [...]

Feb 06, 2020

Thriving creative sector

2020-02-06T09:08:30+00:00 February 6th, 2020|

It’s an exciting time for the West of England’s creative industries, and this year there have already been important developments which will help further cement our global reputation as a leading creative cluster. In January, [...]

Jan 17, 2020

Helping to get people moving around the region

2020-01-21T14:57:01+00:00 January 17th, 2020|

We all know that congestion is a problem at peak times in our region, and I understand that commuters have been frustrated by recent disruption. I’m leading on a huge amount of work improve transport for our residents [...]

Dec 19, 2019

Looking ahead with 2020 vision

2019-12-19T12:35:28+00:00 December 19th, 2019|

2019 has undoubtedly been a busy year. While most of the attention has been focused on Westminster, I’ve been working tirelessly to ensure that the West of England Combined Authority is getting on with its [...]

Oct 11, 2019

Future Mobility Zone

2019-10-11T14:28:00+01:00 October 11th, 2019|

Last week we submitted a bid to the Government for funding that could transform the way we all move around our region. We were invited to bid into the Future Mobility Zone (FMZ) fund [...]

Sep 13, 2019

Supporting our vibrant and diverse communities

2019-09-17T16:41:51+01:00 September 13th, 2019|

I’m proud that we live in a place that is filled with great people and talent. The West of England is a region where ideas flourish and businesses thrive and grow thanks to the diversity [...]

Aug 07, 2019

The power of devolution

2019-08-07T16:05:43+01:00 August 7th, 2019|

I’ve recently been in touch with our new Prime Minister and new government ministers to make sure they are up to date with the progress we’re making and how we can do more to [...]

Jul 22, 2019

Our West, Our Future

2019-07-22T16:43:00+01:00 July 22nd, 2019|

I was delighted to welcome Chris Skidmore MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, to join me and leaders from businesses, universities and other organisations, to launch our region’s first Local [...]

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