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Council and democracy news

Council budget gap in 2020/21

Published on Monday, 12 February 2018

Councillors will be discussing plans next week that will deliver a balanced budget for 2018/19, but there will be a warning of a future budget gap by 2020/21.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Help give Royal visitors a warm welcome

Published on Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Coventry people are being invited to give a rousing, flag-waving welcome to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge when they arrive in the city next week.

Duke and Duchess to visit Coventry

Coventry set for Royal visit

Published on Tuesday, 02 January 2018

Coventry is set to be given a Royal seal of approval during a visit by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge later this month.

Plans for city approved

Published on Wednesday, 01 November 2017

Coventry’s Local Plan has now received government approval following its submission to the Secretary of State in April 2016.

Finsbury Park attack and reporting hate crime

Published on Monday, 19 June 2017

Statement following the senseless attack on innocent people near Finsbury Park Mosque.

Manchester attack - Joint statement

Published on Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Manchester attack - Joint statement from the Lord Mayor, Council Leader, Deputy Leader and the Leader of the Conservative group.

Grace and Nicola

Spreading the word about Aspiring Leaders

Published on Tuesday, 25 April 2017

The Council’s Head of Workforce Transformation will be one of the key speakers at a national event to look at ‘transforming, modernising and improving’ the way local authorities work.

Ethics Committee code of conduct decision

Published on Wednesday, 29 March 2017

The Ethics Committee on Friday 17 March held a hearing into a complaint that Cllr Jaswant Birdi had breached the Code of Conduct for Elected and Co-opted Members.

Flag for Westminster

Council statement on London Westminster attack

Published on Thursday, 23 March 2017

A statement from Council Leader Cllr George Duggins, Deputy Leader Cllr Abdul Khan, Opposition Leader Cllr John Blundell and Coventry Lord Mayor Cllr Lindsley Harvard following the Westminster attack:

Council teams win award for tackling CSE

Published on Wednesday, 22 March 2017

The Council and its partners have won a prestigious award for their work in tackling child sexual exploitation.

Volunteers needed for ethics committee

Published on Monday, 20 March 2017

Coventry City Council is looking for up to three people to act as Independent Persons in connection with the work of its Ethics Committee.

Council to report back on Local Plan

Published on Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Coventry City Council is set to report back to local people about how it plans to respond to the inspector’s comments on the city's Local Plan.

Backing the Bid

City of Culture – bidding cities announced

Published on Thursday, 02 March 2017

The government has today formally announced the list of cities bidding to be UK City of Culture 2021 – and everyone in Coventry is being asked to show their support for the city’s Bid.

Jimmy Hill Way

City honours Sky Blue legend Jimmy

Published on Friday, 17 February 2017

A major road in Coventry has been renamed Jimmy Hill Way in honour of the man who led the Sky Blues to glory and changed football forever.

Council plans to deliver differently in response to Government cuts

Published on Thursday, 16 February 2017

Cabinet, on 7 March, will consider whether recommendations that will change the way library services, children’s centres, nurseries and youth centres are provided, will be implemented.

Council support for the Albany Theatre

Published on Wednesday, 07 December 2016

The Council is set to support a thriving city theatre’s expansion plans as work on the City of Culture bid ramps up.

Court of Appeal decision on Sisu application

Published on Thursday, 01 December 2016

The Supreme Court has refused Sisu’s application for permission to appeal the Court of Appeal’s decision in May 2016.

Government austerity steps a threat to city services

Published on Monday, 21 November 2016

National government spending cuts are continuing to be felt by Coventry City Council as it sets out its budget proposals for the next three years.

Minister launches electoral canvass pilot projects in a bid to save up to £20 million

Published on Wednesday, 02 November 2016

Today Chris Skidmore, the Minister for the Constitution, has launched 18 pilot projects across England and Wales which could radically reduce the cost of the annual canvass for local authorities.

Local Democracy week

Local Democracy Week is back

Published on Friday, 07 October 2016

Local Democracy Week returns to the city next week, and Coventry City Council will once again be hosting a week of events and activities to give young people an insight into local democracy.

Council statement on grammar schools

Published on Thursday, 29 September 2016

Cllr Kevin Maton, Cabinet Member for Education, highlights his concerns about proposals to re-introduce grammar schools into the education system.

Cllr George Duggins and Cllr Jane Innes

Football legend to be honoured by City Council

Published on Wednesday, 21 September 2016

City Councillors have decided to honour footballing legend, Jimmy Hill, by renaming the A444 in his honour.

Council condemns hate crimes

Published on Tuesday, 05 July 2016

Coventry City Council and other organisations across the city have condemned hate crimes.

Make sure you know how to have your say

Published on Friday, 17 June 2016

Voters are being reminded to make sure they are ready to take part in the EU Referendum.

Leader's statement on joint stadium proposals

Published on Monday, 23 May 2016

The leader of Coventry City Council has moved to reassure local people and sports fans following recent coverage about Coventry rugby club's idea to create a shared stadium with CCFC.

Council to hold EU debate

Council to debate EU Referendum

Published on Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Coventry city councillors are to hold a special meeting to debate whether Britain should vote to leave or remain in the EU in the Referendum taking place on 23 June.

Cllr Harvard and Cllr Skipper announced as next Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor

Published on Thursday, 12 May 2016

Councillor Lindsley Harvard, will become the next Lord Mayor for 2016-17 on May 19 at the Mayor Making ceremony as part of the Council’s Annual General Meeting being held at the Cathedral.

Cllr Gingell

Announcement: Cllr Alison Gingell

Published on Monday, 18 April 2016

We have today heard the tragic news that Cllr Alison Gingell died peacefully in her sleep last night.

Statement from Coventry’s Interfaith and Communities Forum

Published on Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Coventry’s Interfaith and Communities Forum has again condemned yet more terrorist attacks - this time in Lahore.

Joint statement from Coventry City Council and Interfaith and Communities Forum

Published on Thursday, 24 March 2016

Coventry faith communities, the Council and the city’s Muslim Forum met this week and obviously the news of the Brussels terror attacks was a cause of great concern among community leaders.

National Voter Registration Drive between 1 and 7 February

Published on Monday, 01 February 2016

The Council wants to encourage anyone not yet registered to vote, to take advantage of National Voter Registration Drive this week.

Local plan for a top ten city

Published on Monday, 04 January 2016

Councillors look set to approve a blueprint for Coventry’s future growth and expansion over the next 20 years as part of the city’s bid to become a top 10 city again.

Connecting Communities consultation meetings continue in the New Year

Published on Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Another series of consultation meetings will take place early in the New Year on the Council’s Connecting Communities proposals.

Ex-Lord Mayor of Coventry to retire

Published on Thursday, 10 December 2015

A long serving Coventry City Councillor has announced his decision to stand down at the next local elections.

Consultation to begin on Connecting Communities proposals

Published on Thursday, 03 December 2015

The first seven of a series of meetings will take place this week to discuss the Council’s Connecting Communities proposals.

Good Citizen

Neil and Carol prove they are Good Citizens

Published on Thursday, 03 December 2015

A Coventry couple who have cared for around 100 children have been presented with a Good Citizen Award by the Lord Mayor.

New Customer Service Centre set to open

Published on Tuesday, 17 November 2015

The Council’s Customer Service Centre, which is based in Broadgate House (our ground floor entrance is in the Upper Precinct, just next to River Island) opened its doors to the public on 18 November.

Devo deal

£150million boost for Coventry city centre in devo offer to West Midlands

Published on Tuesday, 17 November 2015

A massive cash boost of £150million to speed up the regeneration of Coventry city centre has been negotiated by the Leader of Coventry City Council as part of an £8billion proposed devolution (devo) deal for the West Midlands.

Councillors to discuss new proposals for future of Coventry libraries and community facilities

Published on Friday, 13 November 2015

An initiative to find new ways to deliver council services across Coventry is set to be discussed by councillors.

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