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Thermometer.

Temperatures set to soar by the middle of the week in the West Midlands

Published on Monday, 22 July 2019 in Public health news

Coventry residents are being urged to look out for those vulnerable to heat exposure and make efforts to stay cool, as the Met Office issues new heatwave alerts for the middle of the week.

Cllr Kamran Caan, Paul Breed, Cllr Rois Ali and Cllr George Duggins in the new fitness facilities

The Wave's fitness facilities and Mana Spa open on Monday

Published on Friday, 19 July 2019 in Leisure and culture news

Monday sees the official opening of The Wave’s fitness facilities and Mana Spa.

Cllrs, members of friends of parks and park staff take a photo in War Memorial Park.

Green Flags prove Coventry has some of the UK's best parks.

Published on Thursday, 18 July 2019 in Parks and open spaces news

Longford Park, Caludon Castle Park, Allesley Park, Coombe Abbey Park and the War Memorial Park have again been awarded with Green Flags after meeting the high standards set out by Keep Britain Tidy.

Pictured: Cllr Kamran Caan, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Sport with the Young Ambassadors at the Move and Play exhibition .

There’s plenty happening in Coventry this summer!

Published on Wednesday, 17 July 2019 in Events news

From July through to September, the city has a host of events and activities to keep every member of the family entertained and some of Coventry’s Young Ambassadors had the opportunity to try one of these activities out.

Sports Fest flyer

Sports Fest is back!

Published on Tuesday, 16 July 2019 in Coventry - European City of Sport 2019 news

It's back! This time it’s going to be bigger and better than ever, more activities and more time to enjoy them.

Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge 2019

Published on Thursday, 11 July 2019 in Services for schools news

The Reading Agency and libraries are excited to introduce Space Chase, Summer Reading Challenge 2019.

Bands in Park 2019

Bands in the Park 2019 - Longford Park

Published on Thursday, 11 July 2019 in Events news

The FREE Bands in the Park events continue this Sunday 14 July in Longford Park (Windmill Road entrance). The music starts at 2pm and is provided by the Meridian Dance Orchestra.

Cllr Sandhu

Helping residents get engaged

Published on Thursday, 11 July 2019 in Council and democracy news

The new Chair of one of the Council’s key scrutiny committees has pledged to take to the road to make sure residents are able to engage with the big issues.

Love Parks 2019

Celebrate Love Parks Week

Published on Thursday, 11 July 2019 in Parks and open spaces news

Love Parks Week is back 12-21 July and it’s a chance for residents to make the time to get out and enjoy Coventry’s green spaces.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein coming soon to the Belgrade Theatre

Published on Tuesday, 09 July 2019 in Services for schools news

The Belgrade Theatre is welcoming Rona Munro’s brand new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic tale of knowledge, nature and monstrosity from Wednesday 2 – Saturday 12 October, 2019.

Wyken regeneration improvements

Major regeneration plan for Wyken

Published on Tuesday, 09 July 2019 in Housing news

A major £7million regeneration project will see an area of Coventry transformed. The regeneration of an area of Wyken will be the first major project by Citizen, the new name for housing association WM Housing Group and Whitefriars Housing.

CityFibre expansion

CityFibre announces new build areas in Coventry

Published on Tuesday, 09 July 2019 in Business broadband news

Coventry’s full fibre transformation is gathering momentum as CityFibre moves into new areas in the north of the city. As the project picks up pace, a second contractor has also been announced.

H&WB Awards 2019

Coventry Health and Wellbeing Award 2019 winners named!

Published on Tuesday, 09 July 2019 in Health and wellbeing news

The winners of the first ever Health and Wellbeing Awards in Coventry have been announced.

Feeder on the Main Stage

Thousands enjoy family fun at Godiva Festival

Published on Tuesday, 09 July 2019 in Events news

More than 75,000 people flocked to the War Memorial Park to enjoy a range of action-packed events at the popular Godiva Festival

JSNA

Health report sets out challenges on responding to growing and changing city

Published on Monday, 08 July 2019 in Family support news

A new comprehensive report on the current health and well-being of residents in the city has been completed.

Coven tree

Coven Tree will help love of reading to grow

Published on Friday, 05 July 2019 in Services for schools news

The Coventry Inspiration Book Awards for 2020 are being joined by a new scheme to help schools spread the love of reading even further.

From left to right: Neil Downtown, Councillor Richard Brown, Coventry City Council’s Digital Champion, Leigh Hunt, CityFibre’s City Manager for Coventry at War Memorial Park

Godiva Festival Wi-Fi to be sponsored by CityFibre

Published on Thursday, 04 July 2019 in Events news

For the second year running, visitors to Godiva Festival will be able to access free Wi-Fi. This free Wi-Fi network will be sponsored by CityFibre.

Let’s Talk Coventry

Let your voice be heard! Let’s Talk Coventry

Published on Thursday, 04 July 2019 in Health and wellbeing news

Today the Council launches Let’s Talk Coventry a new engagement platform that will help grow and nurture an online community of good relationships and understanding between the council and the public.

rough sleeping

New project underway to help address rough sleeping in Coventry

Published on Wednesday, 03 July 2019 in Community and living news

The Council and dozens of other city agencies are increasing their efforts to help rough sleepers in the city.

Council Tax

Pilot scheme launched to help recover unpaid Council Tax

Published on Tuesday, 02 July 2019 in Council Tax and benefits news

A number of Councils across England and Wales will be piloting a scheme to help local authorities recover millions of pounds of unpaid Council Tax – which has cost English local authorities around £3 billion (at 31 March 2018), since council tax was first introduced in 1993.

The crowd at Godiva Festival 2018

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of 2-Tone at Godiva Festival

Published on Tuesday, 02 July 2019 in Events news

Visitors to this year’s Godiva Festival will have the chance to celebrate the 40th anniversary of 2-Tone, with pioneering group The Selecter performing Sunday on the Main Stage.

Finance

£1m underspend reflects Council efforts to stabilise funds

Published on Tuesday, 02 July 2019 in Budgets and spending news

The Council is set to announce a final revenue underspend of £1m in its end of year financial position for 2018/19.

Modular Housing Littlethorpe  Willenhall

Modular homes craned into place in Willenhall

Published on Monday, 01 July 2019 in Housing news

Two modular homes have been installed in Coventry as part of a WM Housing Group modular housing pilot.

Funding will help prepare for City of Culture role

WMCA to provide £31m to help Coventry get ready for UK City of Culture

Published on Friday, 28 June 2019 in Invest in Coventry news

A £31m funding package to help Coventry get ready for its role as UK City of Culture 2021 was today (28 June) given the go-ahead by the West Midlands Combined Authority.

Extra help for rough sleepers in hot weather

Published on Friday, 28 June 2019 in Homelessness news

The Council, and Salvation Army have brought in extra measures to help make sure rough sleepers are safe in the hot weather.

New project underway to help address homelessness in city

Published on Thursday, 27 June 2019 in Homelessness news

A national project in Coventry and across the West Midlands region, and two other city regions, is being introduced to target people who are homeless and rough sleeping by helping to provide both accommodation and wraparound support.

Bands in the Park 2019

Bands in the Park 2019 - Allesley Hall

Published on Thursday, 27 June 2019 in Events news

Allesley Hall rear garden hosts Sunday’s FREE Bands in the Park event with the Phoenix Rock N Roll Band entertaining from 2pm until 3.30pm

Young Reader Max and Counillor Kevin Maton

Children invited to join Space Chase at Coventry libraries

Published on Thursday, 27 June 2019 in Libraries news

Coventry libraries are calling for children to sign up to read six books this summer as part of Space Chase, Summer Reading Challenge 2019.

Crowd at Godiva

Only eight days to go until Godiva Festival!

Published on Thursday, 27 June 2019 in Events news

There’s only eight days to go until the start of this year’s Godiva Festival and with big name artists, local bands and fairground rides, it promises to have something for everyone.

Thermometer.

Temperatures set to soar by the end of the week in the West Midlands

Published on Wednesday, 26 June 2019 in Public health news

Coventry residents are being urged to look out for those vulnerable to heat exposure and make efforts to stay cool, as the Met Office issues new heatwave alerts for the end of the week.

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