The Government’s actions are also a sign of confidence in the combined authority model.
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The fourth in a series of pieces on ConHome this week, looking forward to the elections this spring.
Plus: Why is Sandwell Council spending £10,000 for a lighting company to project messages onto buildings?
Andy Street: A transport revolution is under way in the West Midlands – with the launch of a new bike hire scheme
This is an ambitious project designed to appeal to the 30 per cent of people here who don’t cycle but say they would like to give it a go.
The devolved Adult Education Budget ensures that every pound delivers more qualifications that employers actually want.
A proposed transformation would move away from the reliance on big anchor stores and create 1,300 new homes – all on reclaimed brownfield sites.
With the help of government funding, the region is pioneering new technologies to create vital jobs and build more homes.
On this day each year, we celebrate the first steam engine hissing into operation. And retain the decisive vision that powers progress.
Andy Street: Our West Midlands recovery plan – and why no one-size-fits-all Whitehall scheme would work
Here, the recovery of our automotive and construction sectors is crucial – firms in the region directly employ around 46,500 people.
If you really want to see how we’re pulling together, the best example is taking shape now at the NEC, outside Birmingham – the new NHS Nightingale Hospital.
For the Conservatives to fulfil their promise of “levelling up” the UK, they must create ample employment opportunities.
Bury, the West Midlands, Dudley and perhaps the Durham PCC polls are well worth keeping an eye on.
Andy Street: Yes to HS2. But it’s only the start of the transport revolution we need north of Watford.
That’s why last week I launched my transport plan for the West Midlands – an ambitious, 20-year vision of how our constituent boroughs will be linked in the coming decades.
Measuring people’s incomes needs to be part of measuring progress – but we need to be careful, because different measures give different results.
Andy Street: Our holistic approach to public health in the West Midlands ensures spending is effective
We are encouraging people to do more exercise. We are investing millions in schemes to boost cycling and walking, which helps improve air quality in built-up areas.