The three council leaders from Bristol, Cardiff and Swindon signed theÂ Western Way Memorandum of Understanding yesterday, pledging moreÂ collaboration, especially around economic development.
The signing took place at one of Bristol’s leading digital researchÂ studios -Â Pervasive Media – Â emphasising the three councils’ sharedÂ interests in digital and silicon industries along the M4 corridor.
Bristol City Council Leader Barbara Janke said: “Our strong lobbyingÂ for electrification of the Great Western Mainline has highlighted thatÂ there is a great deal of potential for further collaboration withÂ Cardiff and Swindon. The M4 corridor in the West and Wales is a dynamicÂ economic area, and we are all keen to see it grow further, creating jobsÂ and attracting public and private investment. The more the three urbanÂ areas can do to improve our transport links, support key sectors such asÂ our silicon industries, and promote tourism the better.”