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Gigafactory

West Midlands Gigafactory, the largest in the UK, to secure the British automotive industry's long-term electric future

Published on Thursday, 21 October 2021 in Environment and waste news

A public/private joint venture between the Council and Coventry Airport Ltd, today unveiled further plans to develop the UK’s largest battery Gigafactory as it explores investment opportunities with battery manufacturers from around the globe.

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Coventry Glides set for festive return

Published on Wednesday, 20 October 2021 in Events news

Coventry Glides – the stunning ice rink that transformed Coventry Cathedral Ruins into a ‘winter wonderland’ last festive season – is coming back by popular demand.

Matthew and his family with the Lord Mayor of Coventry, John McNicholas

Matthew named as Good Citizen

Published on Tuesday, 19 October 2021 in Lord Mayor news

Matthew Ellison has been named as Coventry’s latest Good Citizen.

New combined service will help parents fight addiction and keep families together

Published on Tuesday, 19 October 2021 in Children and families news

The Coventry Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) is launching a partnership with Warwickshire County Council (WCC) to give families an even better service.

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Beware! The Monsters are back

Published on Monday, 18 October 2021 in Events news

For the second year running, rooftops in Coventry City Centre will be taken over by eight massive, mischievous, inflatable monsters during October half term.

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Supporting people thinking about adoption

Published on Friday, 15 October 2021 in Children and families news

Adoption Central England (ACE), the regional adoption agency for Coventry, Solihull, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire, is celebrating National Adoption Week from 18-21 October.

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New Digital Space to launch at Coventry City Libraries

Published on Thursday, 14 October 2021 in Libraries news

Coventry City Libraries are to super-charge their digital and cultural role in the city with the launch of new project called Digital Spaces, which aims to expand the city library's digital and cultural offering.

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Go Parks hosts free family activities throughout October

Published on Thursday, 14 October 2021 in Sport news

The Go Parks: Active Schools Challenge is almost halfway through the challenges and activities for the month.

Standing with Giants launch at Coombe Abbey Park

Huge art installation recognises NHS

Published on Wednesday, 13 October 2021 in Events news

An installation of 300 life-sized NHS inspired figures is on display at Coventry’s Coombe Abbey Park until Friday 29 October 2021.

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Sustainable Coventry and Warwickshire Symposium to address challenges facing region

Published on Wednesday, 13 October 2021 in Environment and waste news

Sustainability, and how to address the questions it raises, will be examined through a collaboration of researchers and leading figures, thanks to the University of Warwick.

Kerri and Azin from the Council’s rough sleepers outreach team

How our outreach workers are working with rough sleepers

Published on Wednesday, 13 October 2021 in Homelessness news

John Toman co-ordinates the rough sleeper outreach team in Coventry, here he gives an insight into the job and the challenges and successes of their work.

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Roller-skate into Broadgate this half-term

Published on Tuesday, 12 October 2021 in Sport news

This October half-term, a roller disco will be held in Broadgate from Monday 25 October – Sunday 31 October 2021.

Standing with giants

Huge NHS Art Installation coming to Coventry

Published on Friday, 08 October 2021 in Events news

Visitors are invited to walk and move amongst 300 life-sized NHS inspired figures which will be on display from Monday 11 October until Friday 29 October 2021 in Coventry’s Coombe Abbey Park.

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The successes and challenges of adult social care in Coventry

Published on Friday, 08 October 2021 in Adult social care strategies, policies and plans news

Coventry councillors will discuss the performance of adult social care services at its Cabinet meeting next week.

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The image is of stylised characters engaging in outdoor activities such as gymnastic and running

Thousands of entries for the Go Parks: Active Schools Challenge in first week

Published on Thursday, 07 October 2021 in Sport news

The Go Parks: Active Schools Challenge – City of Culture Special is now seven days in and has already seen thousands of Coventry residents get active, along with over 40,000 points allocated to schools.

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Commit, engage, act and network on the road to Glasgow

Published on Thursday, 07 October 2021 in Environment and waste news

Since 2008, Coventry made a commitment to addressing climate change as one of the founding signatories to the European Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy.

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Coventry leads the way in fostering drive

Published on Thursday, 07 October 2021 in Fostering news

Coventry is leading work to recruit more foster carers across England, with the national release of a new short film.

World Mental Health Day 2021: Mental health in an unequal world

World Mental Health Day 2021: Mental health in an unequal world

Published on Thursday, 07 October 2021 in Health and wellbeing news

Health and care partners across Coventry and Warwickshire are marking World Mental Health Day on 10 October.

Photo - Left to right: Kerrie Pritchard – Senior Rough Sleeping Outreach Worker at Coventry City Council, Alisha Probert, Customer Service Specialist at Coventry Building Society (CBS), Cllr David Welsh, and Paul Merrick, Area Manager CBS.

Using your change for action has never been easier

Published on Wednesday, 06 October 2021 in Homelessness news

A project that is helping rough sleepers in Coventry has received further backing from a major business in the city

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Council set to provide interim support for Coventry Very Light Rail

Published on Tuesday, 05 October 2021 in Parking, travel and streets news

Coventry City Council is set to discuss the provision of a £3.2m grant to support the Coventry Very Light Rail (VLR) project, in a measure to lock in investment to date while the project seeks funding from City Region Sustainable Transport Fund (CRSTS).

Cabinet to consider a new transport strategy for Coventry

Published on Monday, 04 October 2021 in Parking, travel and streets news

Coventry City Council’s Cabinet is to consider a bold new transport strategy that could change the way that people travel to, from and around the city in the future.

Director of Public Health Report

The Coventry Director Public Health's annual report for 2021 has been published

Published on Monday, 04 October 2021 in Health and wellbeing news

COVID-19 has shone a light on inequalities within our communities and has fundamentally altered our lives.

Consultation begins on proposed Coventry Dementia Hub

Published on Thursday, 30 September 2021 in Adult social care strategies, policies and plans news

A consultation has begun on proposals to transform the Maymorn Day Centre into a Coventry Dementia Hub.

West Midlands Gigafactory plans set out at Labour Party Conference

Published on Thursday, 30 September 2021 in Planning and development news

Proposals for a Coventry Gigafactory have been set out by Cllr Jim O’Boyle – Cabinet Member for Jobs, Regeneration, and Climate Change at Coventry City Council – at Labour Party Conference in Brighton this week.

Discounted bike lights for Coventry residents with new scheme

Published on Thursday, 30 September 2021 in Cycling news

A new scheme means 200 cyclists in Coventry can get their hands on a high-quality subsidised bike light for just £10.

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Young people paying back

Published on Thursday, 30 September 2021 in Community, leisure and culture news

A project designed for children & young people to pay back to the community is helping to create a welcoming woodland for whole families to enjoy.

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£5m restoration to create music and music education venue

Published on Wednesday, 29 September 2021 in Regeneration news

Songwriter and broadcaster Tom Robinson is among the world-renowned musicians and artists lined-up to perform at Coventry’s newest music venue.

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Company wins new historic accommodation contract

Published on Wednesday, 29 September 2021 in Business and licensing news

The team behind Coombe Abbey Hotel has been appointed by Historic Coventry Trust to operate some of the city’s most ancient buildings as visitor accommodation boosting the city’s visitor economy.

Health and Wellbeing Awards 2021

The 2021 Health and Wellbeing Awards winners have been announced

Published on Wednesday, 29 September 2021 in Health and wellbeing news

24 awards were given at the Treehouse Assembly Festival Gardens venue last night in celebration of everything great that happens in health and wellbeing services across the city.

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Turner prize 2021 exhibition opens at Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Published on Tuesday, 28 September 2021 in Events news

The Turner Prize 2021 exhibition showcasing the work of the five nominees for this year’s award opens at Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Coventry tomorrow, 29 September 2021.

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