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Community and living news

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..

Cheque

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.

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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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