Bin lorry driver strike action

Bin lorry drivers are on strike over a number of days. We apologise but this is out of our control. We are continuing to try and find a resolution that will get drivers back on the streets.

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Two more waste drop sites to open

Published on Friday, 21 January 2022 in Environment and waste news

A further two drop sites will be opening on Monday to help more residents manage waste amidst the bin lorry driver strike.

200 days until International Children’s Games marked with launch of Team Coventry logo competition

Published on Monday, 24 January 2022 in Events news

With just 200 days to go until the Coventry International Children’s Games 2022 (ICG 2022) begins, the ICG 2022 Team is launching a search for a logo to represent ‘Team Coventry’ throughout the Games

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'Team Coventry' basketball selection event to be held

Published on Friday, 21 January 2022 in Sport news

As we draw closer to the International Children’s Games, the first selection event for children to join Team Coventry for the Games will be taking place on Thursday 27 January at Barr’s Hill School.

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Holocaust Memorial Day

Published on Thursday, 20 January 2022 in Events news

Thursday 27 January is Holocaust Memorial Day and Coventry marks the day with an event in Drapers’ Hall in the city centre at 11.45am.

First 130 buses ordered puts Coventry on road to becoming UK’s first all-electric bus city

Published on Wednesday, 19 January 2022 in Public transport news

A fleet of 130 zero-emission double-decker buses will be introduced next year as part of a £140 million project to make Coventry the UK’s first all-electric bus city.

Union announces additional bin driver strike action for February and March

Published on Monday, 17 January 2022 in Environment and waste news

Coventry City Council has been informed today of further strike action by the union Unite, which represents bin lorry drivers.

Public urged not to touch sick or dead birds – as avian influenza confirmed by Defra in Coventry

Published on Saturday, 15 January 2022 in Public health news

The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) have confirmed there is avian influenza A(H5N1) in the wild bird population in Coventry.

Three more waste drop sites to open across the city

Published on Friday, 14 January 2022 in Environment and waste news

A further three drop sites will be opening to help more residents manage waste amidst the bin lorry driver strike.

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West Midlands Gigafactory gets green light

Published on Thursday, 13 January 2022 in Business and licensing news

Today, the West Midlands Gigafactory joint venture has taken the next step in its journey to deliver a Gigafactory in the West Midlands with planning committees supporting the outline planning application for its site in Coventry and Warwickshire.

Brew Monday – a cuppa and catch up for your wellbeing

Brew Monday – a cuppa and catch up for your wellbeing

Published on Thursday, 13 January 2022 in Health and wellbeing news

The middle of January can be challenging for many people. With the cold winter weather prevailing and the festive period over, some people may need extra support for their mental health and wellbeing.

Give us your views on Adult Social Care services

Published on Thursday, 13 January 2022 in Adult Social Care learning and development news

Each year, Coventry City Council writes to a random sample of those who use Adult Social Care services, or care for someone who does, to get their views on their experience with the service.

‘Covid has not gone away’ warn Coventry and Warwickshire NHS bosses

Published on Thursday, 13 January 2022 in NHS services news

As cases of Covid-19 rise, the NHS in Coventry and Warwickshire is urging people to take steps to protect themselves, others and the NHS.

Latest news on Earlsdon Avenue North police cordon

Published on Wednesday, 12 January 2022 in Community, leisure and culture news

The Earlsdon Avenue North police cordon remains in place – Wednesday 12 January.

War Memorial Park café outlets to close for refurbishment

Published on Wednesday, 12 January 2022 in Environment and waste news

The two cafes at War Memorial Park will be closing from 12 January for approximately 3 months while they undergo a refurbishment.

Bin update – collection schedule announced over bin lorry driver strike

Published on Wednesday, 12 January 2022 in Environment and waste news

After Unite announced strike dates would continue into March, Coventry City Council has announced a plan for every household to get their green-lidded household waste bin emptied every other week.

New children’s home to help young people with disabilities

Published on Wednesday, 12 January 2022 in Children and families news

Councillors have approved plans to create a new home in the city for children who are looked after by the authority and have a disability.

Update on Earlsdon Avenue North police cordon

Published on Tuesday, 11 January 2022 in Community, leisure and culture news

The latest update about the Earlsdon Avenue North police cordon is that a Coventry man continues to barricade himself in his home for a third day in Earlsdon - (1pm) Tuesday 11 January.

Police incident on Earlsdon Avenue North

Published on Monday, 10 January 2022 in Community, leisure and culture news

As we work closely in partnership with Police colleagues, we are providing a reminder about an ongoing incident at a house in Earlsdon Avenue North, Coventry.

Council response to Unite claims

Published on Wednesday, 05 January 2022 in Environment and waste news

The Council has issued a statement in response to claims made by the Unite union regarding the ongoing strike action.

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The Lounge Society to perform live at the Central Library

Published on Wednesday, 05 January 2022 in Arts and culture news

The Lounge Society will be bringing their lively and assured sound to the Central Library this April.

Council update on bin collections

Published on Tuesday, 04 January 2022 in Environment and waste news

Planned talks today to try and prevent the start of industrial action by bin lorry drivers over the next two days have not taken place.

Two new drop sites set to open for residents to drop off their rubbish

Published on Tuesday, 04 January 2022 in Environment and waste news

Two new drops sites are set to open this Thursday, 6 January at Wyken Slough and Leicester Row car park to provide more options for residents who want to drop off any waste.

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Santa makes a difference for children in social rented homes

Published on Friday, 24 December 2021 in Children and families news

Santa, Rudolph and one of his helpers were out and about this week surprising dozens of families as they delivered early Christmas gifts to 500 children across the city.

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City cartoonist donates books to schools and libraries

Published on Thursday, 23 December 2021 in Children and families news

Local cartoonist Nick Shingler has donated copies of his “The Cov Kids cartoon colouring book” to local schools and libraries in a lovely gesture to inspire all to draw and let their creativity flow.

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Developer provides St John the Divine with food hampers for families this Christmas

Published on Wednesday, 22 December 2021 in Community, leisure and culture news

A local developer working on a major school development has donated £250 to help a local church provide Christmas food hampers to local families in need

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Five learners with disabilities helped into work with innovative scheme

Published on Wednesday, 22 December 2021 in Jobs and careers news

Five Coventry residents with learning disabilities have successfully been recruited to paid employment in CV Life, following a new partnership training programme.

Pictured from right to left: Sophie Hall (Coventry City Council), a representative from the Coventry City Centre McDonalds branch and Cllr David Welsh. The picture is outside the front of McDonalds and features a change into action donation point

City rallies together to support rough sleepers

Published on Wednesday, 22 December 2021 in Homelessness news

The Council’s rough sleeper outreach team and partner agencies in the city are reminding local people what to do if they see someone sleeping rough - especially during severe winter weather.

Deeley Construction Food Hub December 2021

Deeley Construction support the Community Resilience Teams’ ‘Send your Love This Christmas’ food donations campaign

Published on Wednesday, 22 December 2021 in Children and families news

Deeley construction have been a massive help in supporting the Coventry food networks campaign to get food donated to 14 organisations across Coventry.

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Win a £50 voucher for giving your views

Published on Tuesday, 21 December 2021 in Adult education news

You could win a £50 Love2Shop voucher for telling the Employment and Skills team your views about available training and courses in the city.

Employees at Smart Learner Driving School with the bought gifts

SmartLearner help support Coventry Food Network’s Send Your Love This Christmas Campaign

Published on Tuesday, 21 December 2021 in Community, leisure and culture news

Christmas can be a difficult time for many, and now more than ever, the charitable organisations who run the ‘social supermarkets’ across the city need support in bulk purchasing food items and receiving donations as demand for their services continues to soar.

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