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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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Summer Reading Challenge heads online with the Silly Squad

Published on Friday, 05 June 2020 in Libraries news

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge will move online to help Coventry children read six books over the summer holidays.

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Celebrating the city’s volunteers

Published on Friday, 05 June 2020 in Volunteering news

This week marks the annual celebration of volunteers across the country.

Registrar volunteers rally to support vital work

Published on Thursday, 04 June 2020 in Council and democracy news

The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak in the middle of March meant that public services quickly had to adapt to new ways of working.

Plan to renew city centre public space protection order

Published on Thursday, 04 June 2020 in Community and living news

Councillors are likely to support the renewal of a public space protection order (PSPO) to help improve the quality of life in the city centre.

EU Settlement Scheme update

Published on Thursday, 04 June 2020 in Community and living news

Home Office support services and application routes have now all fully reopened in line with public health guidance.

Landlord to pay almost £11,000, in rent repayments for breaking licensing rules

Published on Thursday, 04 June 2020 in Housing enforcement news

A Coventry landlord had been ordered to give back around £10,982.25 in rent that was paid by tenants while the landlord was operating without a licence.

Coventry in top 5 of kindest cities in UK

Published on Thursday, 04 June 2020 in Community and living news

Coventry has been named the fifth kindest city in the UK.

Coventry invited to host International Children’s Games in 2022

Published on Monday, 01 June 2020 in Events news

Council Cabinet members will meet next week (9 June) to consider an invitation for Coventry to host the 2022 International Children’s Games (ICG).

Councillor Jim O'Boyle

Plea to help tourism sector

Published on Thursday, 28 May 2020 in Leisure and culture news

Business and civic leaders in Coventry have joined forces in an appeal to MPs across the region to help the hospitality, tourism and leisure sector survive the coronavirus crisis.

St Mary's Guildhall

Exciting news for St. Mary’s Guildhall

Published on Thursday, 28 May 2020 in Heritage, ecology and trees news

Exciting plans to improve and deliver an enhanced visitor offer for St Mary’s Guildhall are to be discussed at a Council Cabinet Member meeting next week.

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Repair works begin on historic city gates and walls

Published on Tuesday, 26 May 2020 in Regeneration news

Work has begun to help restore and repair some of the remains of Coventry’s historic city walls and gates within its city centre.

Praise for continued support of city's children and families

Published on Friday, 22 May 2020 in Children and families news

Compliments for Children’s Services staff have been pouring in as those providing vital support for the city’s most vulnerable children and families continue working.

The Council to approve the long lease of land at Parkside, Paradise Street.

Published on Thursday, 21 May 2020 in Regeneration news

The Council is set to approve the long lease of land at Parkside, Paradise Street so new private residential accommodation can be built.

Ann Lucas

New Lord Mayor of Coventry appointed

Published on Thursday, 21 May 2020 in Lord Mayor news

Councillor Ann Lucas was today inaugurated as the Lord Mayor of Coventry for 2020-21 at an Extraordinary General Meeting of the City Council.

Risk assessment checklists for reopening schools

Published on Wednesday, 20 May 2020 in Health and safety news

COVID-19 risk assessment checklists.

Expanded team offering support to rough sleepers

Published on Tuesday, 19 May 2020 in Housing news

Six new outreach workers have started working in Coventry providing a boost to services that support people who are street homeless.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - PPE requirements guidance

Published on Monday, 18 May 2020 in Services for schools news

PPE guidance for staff and providers working within local authority, education, community and social care settings.

Coventry and Warwickshire support Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

Published on Monday, 18 May 2020 in Mental health news

Health and care partners in Coventry and Warwickshire are marking Mental Health Awareness Week, from 18-24 May, by celebrating kindness and the importance of doing our best to positively affect the wellbeing of others and ourselves during the coronavirus pandemic.

Number of mourners allowed to attend a service at Canley Crematorium increased

Published on Friday, 15 May 2020 in Births, deaths and ceremonies news

On Friday 15 May, Coventry City Council’s Cabinet were informed of plans to increase the number of mourners that can attend a cremation or memorial service at Canley Crematorium.

Councillor voices PPE concerns

Published on Thursday, 14 May 2020 in Health and social care news

A leading Councillor has hit out as care workers continue to struggle to get the right personal protective equipment (PPE).

Unsung heroes – helping fulfil last wishes

Unsung Heroes – helping fulfil last wishes

Published on Wednesday, 13 May 2020 in Health and wellbeing news

Three Coventry City Council registrars have been named unsung heroes for their kindness and compassion in supporting several couples with their last wishes to marry the person they love.

Unsung heroes – mobilising to make the vulnerable a priority

Unsung Heroes – mobilising to make the vulnerable a priority

Published on Wednesday, 13 May 2020 in Health and wellbeing news

When CV Life closed their doors to their leisure centres and sports facilities following the lockdown announcement, the team rallied together.

Unsung heroes – Protecting the health and wellbeing of vulnerable adults

Unsung Heroes – protecting the health and wellbeing of vulnerable adults

Published on Wednesday, 13 May 2020 in Health and wellbeing news

Emily Carter, support worker, based at Brookview Care Home has been named an unsung hero by her colleagues, for providing support to adults with learning and physical disabilities in Coventry.

Unsung hero emma kennard

Unsung Heroes – Emotional support for residents with sensory loss

Published on Wednesday, 13 May 2020 in Health and wellbeing news

Emma Kennard, a Senior Enablement Officer for the Coventry Enablement Service at BID Services, has been emotionally supporting people living in Coventry with hearing and sight loss.

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Unsung Heroes – the kindness of neighbours

Published on Wednesday, 13 May 2020 in Health and wellbeing news

A Coventry woman is proving the virus has turned many of us into caring and kind neighbours, by striving to make people laugh and smile during these uncertain times.

Telephone support for parents and carers

Published on Wednesday, 13 May 2020 in Educational Psychology Service news

This term, Coventry Educational Psychology Service is offering direct telephone support to parents and carers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Council to hold special meeting to appoint new Lord Mayor

Published on Tuesday, 12 May 2020 in Lord Mayor news

The City Council is to hold an Extraordinary General Meeting to allow the current Lord Mayor to pass on the Chains of Office and keep Council business moving.

Social distancing space on High Street

Published on Monday, 11 May 2020 in Health and social care news

New measures on Coventry’s High Street will be introduced to help create more space for people to queue safely outside banks and building societies.

The Tip reopens on Monday 18 May

Published on Monday, 11 May 2020 in Environment and waste news

The Household Waste Recycling Centre (Tip) on London Road will be reopening on Monday 18 May. So, the Council can ensure the safety of site users and site staff, there will be changes to how it normally operates.

International Day of the Nurse

Coventry City of Culture Trust invites the people of Coventry to make the city glow in support of frontline staff on International Day of the Nurse

Published on Monday, 11 May 2020 in Health and wellbeing news

Tuesday 12 May marks International Day of the Nurse and the 200th birthday of the Lady of the Lamp, Florence Nightingale.

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