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Lord Mayor signs book of condolence

Lord Mayor signs book of condolence

Published on Monday, 26 February 2018

Lord Mayor of Coventry Cllr Tony Skipper has signed the book of condolence for two young brothers killed in a road accident in the city last week.

Lord Mayor and Cllr Khan in Volgograd

Coventry helps Russian ‘twin’ mark historic anniversary

Published on Thursday, 08 February 2018

The Lord Mayor of Coventry and Deputy Leader of the Council were in Volgograd to help Russia mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Stalingrad.

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Councillor Linda Bigham to become next Deputy Lord Mayor

Published on Thursday, 18 January 2018

Councillor Linda Bigham has been named as Deputy Lord Mayor of Coventry for 2018-19, and will become Lord Mayor the following year

A Christmas message from the Lord Mayor

Published on Monday, 18 December 2017

As Lord Mayor of Coventry, it is my great pleasure to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy and peaceful New Year.

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Albert is latest Good Citizen

Published on Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Albert Neale is Coventry’s latest Good Citizen after he was presented with an Award by the Lord Mayor today.

Lord Mayor of Coventry celebrates refugee contribution to city

Published on Friday, 29 September 2017

The Lord Mayor of Coventry, Councillor Tony Skipper hosted an awards ceremony which celebrated the contribution of refugees and asylum seekers to the city earlier this week.

Coventry and Kiel anniversary

Cities celebrate friendship

Published on Monday, 18 September 2017

Coventry and its twin city of Kiel have celebrated 70 years of friendship.

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Married couple named latest Coventry Good Citizens

Published on Tuesday, 05 September 2017

John and Margaret Hartley have been named as Good Citizens thanks to their hard work in the Coventry community.

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City shows its support for the people of Barcelona

Published on Friday, 18 August 2017

Coventry’s Lord Mayor and Council Leader are writing to the Mayor of Barcelona on behalf of the people of Coventry to send our deepest condolences to the people of, and visitors to Barcelona.

Remembering Srebrenica

Published on Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Coventry remembered the victims of the genocide at Srebrenica, when councillors stood in silence, 22 years after thousands lost their lives.

Cllr Harvard hands over charity cheques

Charities helped through Lord Mayor’s appeal

Published on Wednesday, 05 July 2017

Former Lord Mayor Cllr Lindsley Harvard has handed over thousands of pounds to two local charities following his year in office.

Coventry to celebrate Armed Forces Day with 605 Squadron

Published on Friday, 23 June 2017

Coventry’s Lord Mayor is inviting members of the public to celebrate Armed Forces Day on Saturday 24 June.

HMS Coventry remembrance service

HMS Coventry remembrance service

Published on Thursday, 25 May 2017

The Lord Mayor of Coventry, Cllr Tony Skipper was joined with members of the public to attend a remembrance service at Holy Trinity Church today.

Lord Mayor Cllr Tony Skipper

City welcomes new Lord Mayor

Published on Thursday, 18 May 2017

City of Culture advocate and Coventry councillor for over 20 years, Councillor Tony Skipper, became Coventry’s new Lord Mayor, at an official ceremony today (Thursday 18 May 2017).

Remembrance service to remember 19 who died during sinking of HMS Coventry

Published on Monday, 15 May 2017

The Lord Mayor of Coventry is asking members of the public to attend a remembrance service to mark the 35th anniversary of the sinking of HMS Coventry and to remember the 19 men who lost their lives.

Cllr Tony Skipper to become next Lord Mayor

Published on Tuesday, 09 May 2017

City of Culture advocate and Coventry Councillor for over 20 years, Councillor Tony Skipper, will become Coventry’s next Lord Mayor, at an official ceremony on Thursday 18 May 2017.

Council to bestow Honorary Alderman title on former Councillors

Published on Thursday, 09 March 2017

Five former Councillors are set to join the ranks of Coventry’s Honorary Aldermen/Alderwomen at an Extraordinary Council meeting in the Council Chamber on 14 March.

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Brand new coffee shop opens at Coventry Myton Hospice

Published on Wednesday, 08 February 2017

The new Coffee Shop at Coventry Myton Hospice was officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Coventry, Lindsley Harvard, on Tuesday 7th February.

Councillor Blundell to become next Deputy Lord Mayor

Published on Friday, 03 February 2017

Councillor John Blundell will become Coventry City Council’s next Deputy Lord Mayor for 2017-18 and will become Lord Mayor the following year 2018-19.

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The Lord Mayor sends a Christmas message

Published on Friday, 16 December 2016

The Lord Mayor has sent a Christmas message to Coventry.

Lord Mayor thanks local postmen and women as they deliver a first class Christmas

Published on Friday, 09 December 2016

The Lord Mayor recently visited Coventry South Delivery Office to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and to pass on season’s greetings to its hardworking staff.

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Capability Brown tree planting ceremony

Published on Thursday, 17 November 2016

A tree planting ceremony will take place at Coombe Country Park this weekend in celebration of the Capability Brown Festival and restoration work.

Remembrance Sunday

Coventry’s War Memorial Park to hold Remembrance Sunday service

Published on Tuesday, 08 November 2016

The service will be held to honour, remember and pay respects to those who lost their lives in the two World Wars and other conflicts.

Remembering Aberfan

Published on Thursday, 20 October 2016

Coventry, Councillor Lindsley Harvard, has written to the Mayor of Merthyr Tydfil

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Lonnie is latest Good Citizen

Published on Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Local fundraiser and campaigner, Lonnie Downes, is the latest person to be presented with a Good Citizen Award by the Lord Mayor.


Lord Mayor leads celebrations for local Rio Paralympians

Published on Monday, 10 October 2016

Coventry’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Lindsley Harvard, held a celebratory event last Wednesday to celebrate the achievements of Coventry Paralympians.

Lord Mayor welcomes new technology to Coventry

Published on Monday, 10 October 2016

A Midlands manufacturer that has developed a cost-effective way of forming high strength aluminium has opened its doors to the world’s first Hot Form Quench™ (HFQ®) press at a new factory in Coventry.

Poppy Appeal

Poppy Appeal Group awarded with Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Published on Wednesday, 21 September 2016

The Coventry Poppy Appeal Group has been presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service at a ceremony in the city.

Your chance to raise money for the Lord Mayor’s charities and to get fit with British Military Fitness challenge

Published on Thursday, 08 September 2016

British Military Fitness Coventry are running fitness sessions and the Lord Mayor is asking people to take the opportunity to get fit and raise money for his charity appeal by taking part.


Hiroshima Day service

Published on Thursday, 04 August 2016

Coventry City Council’s Lord Mayor, Councillor Lindsley Harvard, is inviting members of the public to join the service to remember the victims of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.

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City’s Lord Mayor supports Dol-y-Moch celebrations

Published on Monday, 01 August 2016

The Lord Mayor of Coventry, Councillor Lindsley Harvard, visited Dol-y-Moch to formally mark the centre’s 50th Anniversary celebrations.

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Reena Jaisiah named Coventry’s latest Good Citizen

Published on Friday, 15 July 2016

Once named as one of the 100 most inspirational women in the Midlands, Reena Jaisiah has worked hard at tackling a large number of sensitive issues to bring them to the light and raise awareness.

Remembering the Somme

Remembering the Somme

Published on Friday, 01 July 2016

The Lord Mayor has marked the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme by saying that the horrors of those days must never be forgotten.

City sends sympathy message to Turkey

Published on Thursday, 30 June 2016

The Lord Mayor and the Leader of the Council have written a letter of condolence to Istanbul's Mayor Kadir Tobpaş after the recent terrorist attack at Turkey's Ataturk Airport.

Lord Mayor hails the new speedway king

Published on Tuesday, 14 June 2016

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Lindsley Harvard, has written to the Coventry Bees speedway star Danny King after he was crowned British Champion last night (Mon).

Coventry Pride ‘Vigil for Orlando’

Published on Monday, 13 June 2016

Coventry people are being encouraged to show their support to the victims, friends and families of the attacks in Orlando, Florida, at a vigil tonight.

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City’s condolences for People’s Champion Muhammad Ali

Published on Monday, 06 June 2016

Coventry’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Lindsley Harvard has written to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America to express his deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Muhammad Ali.

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.

The Tweed Family

Lord Mayor hosts tea with the world’s oldest family

Published on Wednesday, 11 May 2016

The world’s oldest family reunited on Monday to meet Coventry’s Lord Mayor for a morning of tea and pastries. The Tweed family are originally from Coventry and had a total of 16 siblings.


Coventry’s 90-year-olds celebrates the Queen’s birthday

Published on Friday, 22 April 2016

Over 90 of the city’s 90-year-olds and their families gathered at the Coventry Transport Museum yesterday (21 April) to help celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday.

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HRH The Duke of Gloucester visits Coventry to become Companion of Coventry Freemen's Guild

Published on Thursday, 21 April 2016

On Wednesday 13 April last week, His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester visited the Council House and became a Companion of the City of Coventry Freemen’s Guild.

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Lord Mayor welcomes ‘Route 57 car’ to Coventry

Published on Thursday, 14 April 2016

The official ‘Route 57’ electric car was driven through Coventry today as part of a 2,500 mile journey through 57 must-see destinations across the UK, taking a short stop at the Transport Museum.

Senior citizens invited to join Lord Mayor in birthday celebrations for HM Queen

Published on Friday, 26 February 2016

Coventry's Lord Mayor is inviting Coventry’s senior citizens to join him for afternoon tea in celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday.

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Kenneth is latest Good Citizen

Published on Thursday, 25 February 2016

A Coventry man who has worked tirelessly for over 30 years to support a number of charities, has become the latest Good Citizen.

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Tree Wardens raise money for Lord Mayor’s charities

Published on Monday, 18 January 2016

Coventry’s Tree Wardens have been making a difference this winter by selling mistletoe found on Council-owned trees and selling the bunches to raise money for the Lord Mayor’s charities.

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Lord Mayor offers congratulations to Coventry citizen who received French honour

Published on Thursday, 14 January 2016

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Michael Hammon and Mr Geoffrey Robinson MP have offered their congratulations to Bill Thomson, a man who was awarded the Légion d'honneur for his time served in WWII.


Local charity fundraiser invited to tea with Lord Mayor

Published on Thursday, 07 January 2016

Local charity fundraiser Lance Loveridge was invited to tea with Councillor Michael Hammon, Lord Mayor of Coventry, who wanted to personally thank him for the work he has undertaken in raising funds for worthwhile causes.

Christmas Eve Midnight Eucharist Service

Published on Wednesday, 23 December 2015

A wonderful Christmas Eve service will be led by The Bishop of Coventry with music from The Choir of Holy Trinity.

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