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Region's first Jobs & Skills Summit 

West of England Metro Mayor, Dan Norris, will meet local residents whose jobs have been hit by Covid-19 as part of the region’s first Jobs & Skills Summit, from 5 to 9 July. 

During the week, he will meet residents of all ages across the region – including apprentices in Bristol and Radstock; community learners in South Gloucestershire; Bath mums returning to work, and students at Weston College. 

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Extra support for creative sector

Local people working in the hard-hit creative sector will be supported by an extra £1 million investment.

The West of England Combined Authority Committee has agreed to invest an immediate additional £1 million targeted at freelancers and creative businesses.



Take part in our future of travel survey

We're encouraging businesses to feed back on their employees’ changing work patterns, to help the West of England plan for future travel needs.

The information provided will help predict how city and town centres might recover, and likely commuting patterns. This will help us, as the regional transport authority, to forward plan public transport to meet future demand.

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Extra cash will get more people pedalling

More residents and employees across the region will soon be able to reap the benefits of pedal power.

We've secured an additional £248,000 from the Government to buy e-bikes, expand e-bike loan schemes and cycle training.

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Charity plans to cash in on Bridgerton boom

A Bath charity is launching a brand new e-bike scheme for tourists which will raise vital cash to reduce homelessness and tackle long-term unemployment.
Thanks to one of our business growth grants, the Julian House Bike Workshop is investing in a fleet of e-bikes which they will rent out to tourists visiting the city. All profits go to the charity allowing it to provide more services – particularly in the areas of homelessness, domestic abuse and criminal justice.

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Helping to paddle power the recovery

A growing Bath business is set to receive a cash injection from the West of England Combined Authority.
The funding will support 
Wild Swim Bike Run Limited’s ambitions to set up a cycle mechanic training centre; creating more local jobs.

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Upcoming events

The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) covers
Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
WECA also supports the Local Enterprise Partnership and
Joint Committee, which includes North Somerset.

Our mailing address is:
West of England Combined Authority, 3 Rivergate, Temple Way, Bristol BS1 6ER

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