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Community and living news

Coventry Cathedral

A Service to celebrate the life and legacy of Cyrille Regis MBE

Published on Monday, 19 February 2018

A service to celebrate the life and legacy of Cyrille Regis MBE will be held at Coventry Cathedral on Sunday 4 March at 4pm.

Trigger the horse

Trigger's back!

Published on Wednesday, 07 February 2018

A steel plate horse sculpture which has been restored to its former glory has been officially unveiled at its new home.

West Midlands Police Logo

Community crime prevention message from West Midlands Police

Published on Tuesday, 06 February 2018

Careful drivers ensure they lock their cars before they leave them and check their fob has done its job.

Health check at event

Wellbeing event promotes importance of health checks

Published on Tuesday, 23 January 2018

The Be Happy, Be Healthy event at the weekend proved a success, with many people receiving helpful advice.

Walk in the Park launch

On your marks for new parks scheme

Published on Monday, 22 January 2018

Pupils from Stoke Heath Primary School have been helping to open a new path around Stoke Heath Sports Ground known locally as Morris Common.

City of culture

Lord Mayor gives thanks to those behind City of Culture success

Published on Thursday, 18 January 2018

Being UK City of Culture in 2021 means a ‘new world’ for Coventry, an audience in the city has been told.

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Coventry Police crackdown on criminals in week of action

Published on Wednesday, 17 January 2018

This week, Coventry Police are warning criminals there is no hiding place, after launching a week of action to hit crime hard.

Discounted travel passes for jobseekers

Published on Thursday, 04 January 2018

Network West Midlands are giving jobseekers a helping hand with their travel costs by offering a 50% discount off bus, train and tram passes for the first 3 months of new jobs.

Christmas Charity Flyer

Join Coventry in celebrating 60 years of community and voluntary action

Published on Thursday, 14 December 2017

Voluntary Action Coventry will be hosting an event to celebrate their 60th anniversary today 11am – 2pm at Warwick Road United Reformed Church.

Coventry named as UK City of Culture 2021

Published on Friday, 08 December 2017

Coventry is gearing up for one of the biggest years in its history after being named UK City of Culture 2021.

Award winners and Mayor

Herbert Media team win Emerging Talent award

Published on Thursday, 07 December 2017

Herbert Media have won the Emerging Talent award at Oska Bright Film Festival in Brighton.

Lets be friends children

Coventry Student brings friendship to children 3,000 miles apart

Published on Tuesday, 05 December 2017

More than 150 children have extended the hand of friendship 3,000 miles between the UK and Iraq in the latest Coventry-run project to promote peace and reconciliation.

Conference speakers

Coventry hosts national welfare agencies event

Published on Friday, 01 December 2017

Agencies across the country are meeting in Coventry today to look at a wide variety of issues affecting people on a low income, struggling with debts and coping with welfare benefit changes.

Back the bid

Back the Bid tomorrow

Published on Thursday, 30 November 2017

Tomorrow (1 December) the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport will be showcasing Coventry on social media.

EnV Volunteers

Community business award for city ambassadors

Published on Wednesday, 29 November 2017

EnV and Coventry Ambassadors are celebrating five years of volunteering after their latest award win.

Positive Youth Foundation

Youth in full voice for UK City of Culture 2021

Published on Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Positive Youth Foundation (PYF) has been given the title Honorary Partner for its contribution to the city’s efforts to land the prestigious title – UK City of Culture 2021.

Council set to boost City of Culture

Published on Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Coventry City Council’s Cabinet is set to approve financial backing for the UK City of Culture 2021.

50m pool impression

Coventry’s new 50-metre pool makes a splash as it reaches significant milestone

Published on Tuesday, 14 November 2017

A planning application has been submitted ahead of building a new state-of-the-art 50-metre swimming pool for the city.

Coventry Cyrenians Christmas Meal

Coventry Cyrenians host annual Christmas Dinner for the homeless

Published on Friday, 10 November 2017

Coventry Cyrenians charity are hosting their annual Christmas Dinner event at the Methodist Hall on 25th December for anyone who is homeless, lonely or vulnerable.

Judges visit

City of Culture judges visit city

Published on Friday, 20 October 2017

The judges who decide whether Coventry lands UK City of Culture 2021 have paid a visit to the city.

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Minute to win it

Published on Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Coventry musicians have recorded a song in support of Coventry's bid to be City of Culture in 2021.

Animation of two people talking on the new bench that massages and warms your backside

Coventry city centre to be more 'playable' next week

Published on Friday, 13 October 2017

Bins that burp, scooters that go faster when you scream and a bench that warms your backside when you talk are coming to Coventry next week and are designed to make the city more playable.

Free WiFi coming to city centre

Published on Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Free public WiFi is coming to Coventry city centre, bringing a stream of social and economic benefits for residents, visitors and businesses.

Attendees at OneCov2017

OneCov2017 is a success

Published on Wednesday, 11 October 2017

A partnership community engagement event that took place this weekend was a big success.


€4m funding win for West Midlands cities’ migration-friendly plan

Published on Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Three West Midlands cities have won over four million euros to help the region's communities get the maximum benefit from migration and improve migrants’ and refugees’ sense of belonging.

Coventry 2021 BID

Culture bid - the movie

Published on Friday, 22 September 2017

A stirring film has been released by the team behind Coventry’s bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021 – just days before its final bid will be submitted.

2021 City of culture bridge sign

Driving the UK City of Culture Bid forward

Published on Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Back the Bid – that’s the key message being promoted on the city’s ring road with the installation of new signage supporting Coventry’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021.

Laptops to be donated to community groups

Published on Monday, 04 September 2017

Coventry City Council have made a number of recycled laptops available for distribution to community groups and voluntary sector organisations across the city. 


City’s thanks for allotment champion Terry

Published on Friday, 01 September 2017

Terry Greville has been nurturing the Holyhead Road allotments and watching them grow for the past 50 years.

Weavers care home

Coventry care homes lead the way in preventing avoidable pressure ulcers for their residents

Published on Thursday, 24 August 2017

Proud staff at three care homes in Coventry are amongst the first to receive dual accreditation in both the React to Red Skin campaign and Infection Control certificates.

Warning on distraction burglaries

Published on Friday, 28 July 2017

Please read the message below from West Midlands Police.

Council responds to false flag fine story

Published on Monday, 24 July 2017

We've been made aware of a story circulating on Facebook about the Council that isn't true.

Local schoolchildren help London Road Cemetery in bid for more restoration funding

Published on Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Coventry’s London Rd Cemetery, one of the top five historic cemeteries in the country, is bidding to get further grant support from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help with restoration works.

St Peter's Centre

St Peter's Centre kitchen revamp

Published on Thursday, 06 July 2017

A community centre in Hillfields has unveiled a brand new kitchen designed so that it is now accessible for people with disabilities. St Peter’s Centre secured £75,000 of funding – the bulk of which came from waste recycling charity WREN, plus money from donations and grants from local and national foundations.

UK’s largest connected and self-driving vehicle project ready for city streets

Published on Thursday, 22 June 2017

The UK’s first collaborative trial of connected and autonomous vehicle technology has been given the green light to move out onto city streets.

Joint statement following attack in London

Published on Monday, 05 June 2017

A joint statement from the Lord Mayor, Cllr Tony Skipper, Council Leader, Cllr George Duggins, Deputy Leader, Cllr Abdul Khan, and the Leader of the Conservative Group, Cllr Gary Ridley:

Betting shops

Troublemakers face bookies ban under new Bet Watch scheme

Published on Wednesday, 31 May 2017

A new police-backed scheme designed to cut crime and anti-social behaviour in betting shops has been launched in Coventry – and it means troublemakers face a city-wide ban from bookies.

Reporting hate crime

Published on Thursday, 25 May 2017

Following the tragic events in Manchester on Monday 22 May, Coventry people are being asked to be vigilant as they continue to go about their everyday lives and be alert but not alarmed.

Statement from Coventry Multi-Faith Forum following the Concert Bombing in Manchester on 22nd May 2017

Published on Wednesday, 24 May 2017

"Coventry Multi-Faith Forum is profoundly shocked and dismayed by the deadly explosion at the Ariana Grande Concert in Manchester.

Extraordinary mission

East Asian film festival returns to Coventry University

Published on Monday, 15 May 2017

Coventry University will once again host the internationally renowned East Winds Film Festival showcasing 14 film premieres and hosting directors from across the world.

International Nurses Day

Procession recognises hard work of nurses

Published on Friday, 12 May 2017

Coventry and Warwickshire Nurses and Midwives have been celebrating International Nurses' Day and the International Day of the Midwife at an event being held at Coventry Cathedral.

Wm now

Police offer updates for community

Published on Tuesday, 09 May 2017

West Midlands Police has launched a free new community messaging service as part of the force’s ongoing commitment to keeping in touch with local communities.

Freemen of the City

Coventry welcomes 13 new Freemen of the City

Published on Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Coventry has honoured 13 people with the title of Freemen of the City.

Feeding Britain pilot underway

Published on Thursday, 06 April 2017

Coventry City Council will host a meeting this Friday (7 April) with other UK areas involved in a pilot project to tackle food poverty.

Council acts to support city’s museums

Published on Wednesday, 05 April 2017

Coventry City Council is set to give a helping hand to the city’s museums as the bid for UK City of Culture continues.

Cathedral Vigil

Remembering the Westminster attack

Published on Thursday, 30 March 2017

Faith leaders and the community came together on Wednesday to reflect on last week’s attack in Westminster.

Mothers fight extremism

Mothers taking a stance against violent extremism

Published on Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Twenty-three women took part in the Women Building Resilience Course last Thursday and Friday at Stanton Bridge Primary school.

Blue for water day

Going blue for World Water Day

Published on Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Coventry City Council is supporting the charity WaterAid to mark World Water Day by turning the lights on the under pass at Gosford Street blue..


Young athletes to benefit from theatre fundraiser

Published on Thursday, 09 March 2017

Young people from Albany Theatre have raised more than £2,000 to help fund local athletes to travel and participate in this year’s International Children’s Games.

Silver Surfers

Digital course brings older generation together

Published on Thursday, 09 March 2017

A group of older people have been proving that computers and technology can play a crucial part in bringing people together.

Tell us your priorities to tackle crime and safety in the city

Published on Friday, 06 January 2017

People in the city are being invited to take part in a major survey to find out about crime concerns in Coventry.

Coventry creates cultural strategy

Published on Wednesday, 21 December 2016

A city-wide cultural strategy spanning the next decade is set to be approved by Coventry City Council.

Coventry ambassadors group photo

Volunteers celebrate continued success

Published on Wednesday, 07 December 2016

EnV will be inviting their volunteer team to celebrate another successful year at the Coventry Ambassador Celebration Event hosted at the Ricoh Arena on Tuesday 13 December.

Feeding Coventry conference

Coventry tackles food injustice and poverty

Published on Tuesday, 22 November 2016

A conference aimed at raising awareness and promoting new ideas around combating food poverty and creating a sustainable food network has been taking place in the city.

Christmas warning - Loan Shark awareness

Published on Thursday, 20 October 2016

A campaign is underway to highlight the misery that loan sharks can bring to people who borrow money from them.

London road cemetery

London Road Cemetery restoration

Published on Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Coventry’s historic London Road Cemetery is set to be given a new lease of life following the appointment of a landscape design specialist to undertake design work to support its £1m refurbishment.

How Will you Quit? Stoptober

Stoptober comes to Coventry

Published on Thursday, 06 October 2016

Coventry City Council will be supporting Stoptober hosting an information stand throughout October at the Contact Information Centre in Broadgate.

Consultation on £3.8m savings target for community services

Published on Monday, 12 September 2016

Formal consultation on Coventry City Council's proposals to make £3.8m savings across libraries, children’s centres and youth services will begin on Monday (12 September).

Your opportunity to help bring refugee children to safety

Published on Thursday, 25 August 2016

Residents are being invited to add their names to a petition to bring 300 children trapped in ‘The Jungle’ in Calais over to safety and security in Britain before the start of the new school term.

The Charterhouse

Charterhouse Heritage Park and Trail set for go-ahead

Published on Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Coventry City Council is set to approve plans for the creation of the Charterhouse Heritage Park and Trail.

50m pool plan set for go-ahead

Published on Tuesday, 16 August 2016

City councillors will meet later this month to discuss plans for a new 50m swimming pool in the city.

Council House

Coventry leads the way in helping Syrian refugees

Published on Wednesday, 03 August 2016

Coventry was today revealed as the leading city for offering a new home and help for Syrian refugees, as a report called for more to be done across the country.

Problem with pests? Book online and save time

Published on Tuesday, 14 June 2016

As the summer months approach and insects, including wasps, begin building their nests, booking an appointment to deal with pests in your home is now quick and easy to do online.

City centre success

Published on Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Coventry city centre’s success is bucking national trends with a rise in footfall – the first since 2010.

New order to tackle park concerns

Published on Tuesday, 01 March 2016

West Midlands Police and the Council plan to introduce the city’s second Public Space Protection Order (PSPO).

Jimmy Hill

Jimmy Hill memorial service

Published on Wednesday, 10 February 2016

This Friday sees a momentous occasion for Sky Blues fans and Coventrians, as the City of Coventry and the worlds of football and broadcasting unite to celebrate the life of Jimmy Hill.

Coventry named as a young, innovative city

Published on Friday, 29 January 2016

Coventry has been ranked in the top 10 cities in the UK for innovation and housing stock growth.

More meetings to discuss Connecting Communities proposals

Published on Friday, 11 December 2015

Several meetings will take place next week to discuss the Council’s Connecting Communities proposals.

Not in our name – faith communities speak out

Published on Friday, 04 December 2015

Coventry Interfaith and Communities Forum have reinforced their condemnation of acts of terrorism in Paris and other cities and said that it is important that the public understand that the acts of terror have no place in Islam.

Joint statement from Coventry City Council and Coventry Muslim Forum

Published on Tuesday, 17 November 2015

As a city we want to express our sincere and deepest sympathies to all those who have lost their lives, and who were injured following the horrific events on Friday evening in Paris.

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