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Tim’s Blog 2020-10-02T13:42:28+01:00

Looking back on achievements

It is incredible to reflect just how much has happened in the West of England (and indeed the world), since I begun my term as the first Regional Mayor back in 2017. I am [...]

March 11th, 2021|

Business Growth Grants

As we approach the anniversary of the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and first lockdown, it is incredible to reflect just how much has changed. The success of the vaccination programme, along with the [...]

February 24th, 2021|

Great Western Freeport

On Friday 5 February, the Combined Authority submitted a bid to Government to host a Great Western Freeport. This exciting bid was developed alongside public and private sector partners, with the support of our [...]

February 11th, 2021|

E-scooter trials expansion

Having been launched in October just before the second national lockdown was announced, the West of England’s e-scooter trial can hardly be said to have begun in a favourable environment. However, despite all these [...]

January 28th, 2021|

Transport investment to kick-off 2021

2021 has begun with a lot of focus on the regrettable second-wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the hope that the rapid vaccine roll-out brings, particularly for residents in the West of England who [...]

January 14th, 2021|

Looking back at 2020

Everybody on the planet will agree that 2020 turned out entirely differently to how they expected. As I look back on the last 12 months from the end of the year, it is remarkable [...]

December 17th, 2020|

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Tim Bowles
Tim BowlesMayor of the West of England