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Coventry UK City of Culture update

Published on Tuesday, 02 March 2021 in Leisure and culture news

Today, Tuesday 2 March 2021, Coventry UK City of Culture Trust shares an update on preparations for its year of culture, which starts on 15 May 2021 and runs for 12 months.

Stop notice calls in response to community concerns

Published on Friday, 05 March 2021 in Housing news

Coventry City Council’s Planning Committee has resolved to issue a Temporary Stop Notice on Taylor Wimpey requiring that all construction work at their Tamworth Road site stops with immediate effect if the developer doesn’t quickly resolve community concerns by midday on Monday 8th March.

Praise for services during COVID

Published on Tuesday, 02 March 2021 in Children and families news

Appreciation for the work of Children’s Services Help and Protection teams during Covid has continued to flood in.

Scan the QR code in your local park to take part in the Go Parks challenge

Winning schools announced as thousands enter city-wide active challenge

Published on Tuesday, 02 March 2021 in Sport news

The Go Parks: Active Schools Challenge has now finished after four weeks of challenges, family fun and competition.

Airport support will aid city’s recovery

Published on Tuesday, 02 March 2021 in Finance news

A leading city councillor says plans to offer financial support to Birmingham International Airport will help the city and the region bounce back from the effects of COVID-19 and lockdown.

Families at centre of decision-making in new Children’s Services programme

Published on Monday, 01 March 2021 in Children and families news

Coventry’s Children’s Services is to begin an innovative programme aimed at supporting families, placing parents at the centre of decision making.

City to begin food and activity programme for children

Published on Monday, 01 March 2021 in Children and families news

Some of the city’s most disadvantaged children will receive healthy food parcels and activity packs this Easter holiday.

Additional support for “jewel in Coventry’s crown” proposed to enable COVID recovery

Published on Monday, 01 March 2021 in Finance news

Councillors are to discuss plans to provide a loan to Coombe Abbey Hotel to protect the immediate future of the popular tourist attraction.

Roads funding will ease congestion, cut pollution and improve safety

Published on Monday, 01 March 2021 in Parking, travel and streets news

The Council is set to approve a £10m programme to maintain and improve the city’s roads over the coming year.

Coventry set to be world-leader in recycling technology

Published on Monday, 01 March 2021 in Rubbish and recycling news

Coventry City Council is set to upgrade its plans for a recycling centre in the city to create an automated site that would rank as one of the best in the world.

Council set to act to secure top hotel for city

Published on Monday, 01 March 2021 in Business and licensing news

Coventry City Council is set to agree a loan to fund a hotel development in the city centre and help drive the city’s recovery from the pandemic.

An aerial view of the new Western Link Road near Coventry Railway Station.

Paving installed to help visually impaired people safely cross the road

Published on Monday, 01 March 2021 in Regeneration news

Innovative paving has been installed in Coventry city centre for the first time to help blind and visually impaired pedestrians safely cross a new road.

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Complete the Coventry Household Survey 2021

Published on Monday, 01 March 2021 in Health and wellbeing news

Coventry City Council is sending out invitation letters to complete the Household Survey, asking residents their views on living in Coventry, quality of life, and how the pandemic has affected them.

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The Coventry Health Challenge encourages residents to kickstart their health this Spring

Published on Monday, 01 March 2021 in Health and wellbeing news

As we head towards a year since the first Covid-19 lockdown, Coventry City Council and health and care partner are encouraging residents not to give up on improving their physical health.

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World-renowned artist Morag Myerscough set to bring colour to Hertford Street

Published on Thursday, 25 February 2021 in Regeneration news

Artist Morag Myerscough is working with Coventry City Council in order to breathe vitality into Hertford Street.

Census is coming

The census is coming to Coventry

Published on Wednesday, 24 February 2021 in Council and democracy news

The census is coming, and it’s about you. By taking part, you will help inform decisions about the services you and your community need, like doctors’ surgeries and new schools.

Council offices to help job seekers in pandemic recovery

Published on Wednesday, 24 February 2021 in Jobs and careers news

Coventry City Council is set to offer its support to a nationwide drive to help those seeking work – by renting out office space.

Further road safety measures roll out across the city

Published on Wednesday, 24 February 2021 in Parking, travel and streets news

After the successful introduction of average speed cameras on some routes in the city, we are proposing more safety measures on roads with a history of collisions where speed has been a factor.

Pictured: Nyle Grace and Evie-Rose: Team St. Patrick's

Active Schools Challenge hits 20,000 entries with one week to go

Published on Wednesday, 24 February 2021 in Leisure and culture news

There is just one week of the Go Parks: Active Schools Challenge to go and over 20,0000 entries have been made.

Tony Minhas (CWLEP) and Cllr Jim O'Boyle

Latest phase for new station building

Published on Monday, 22 February 2021 in Regeneration news

Work has begun to install the cladding at the redevelopment of Coventry Railway Station as the major £82 million project remains on track to be completed for UK City of Culture.

Grants boost for cultural companies

Published on Friday, 19 February 2021 in Leisure and culture news

Arts organisations have been awarded support for their core costs for the next two years, under a programme of grants designed to build the city’s capacity and provide a strong legacy for the UK City of Culture.

Hardship grant helping kids stay warm in school

Published on Wednesday, 17 February 2021 in Community and living news

Individuals and families experiencing hardship can apply for a grant to help with food and heating payments from the Government’s COVID winter grant scheme.

Pictured: A computer generated image of the lawns

Work begins on Cathedral Unity Lawns

Published on Wednesday, 17 February 2021 in Planning and development news

A new scheme, set to revitalise Coventry Cathedral’s Unity Lawn, began last week on February 8.

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Council joins Stonewall to boost equality and diversity

Published on Tuesday, 16 February 2021 in Community and living news

Coventry City Council has signed up with equality group Stonewall to become a Diversity Champion.

Age change will allow children to take COVID-19 tests

Published on Tuesday, 16 February 2021 in Public health news

Parents in Coventry are being urged to take children for swab tests at COVID-19 community testing centres after Coventry City Council has taken the decision to lower the age limit.

Pictured on site from left to right: Andrew Day (Leader, Warwick DC), Cllr George Duggins (Leader, Coventry CC), Margot James (Executive Chair, WMG), Andy Street (Mayor of the West Midlands), Nick Abell (Chair, CWLEP)

Gigafactory proposals to be brought forward by public-private partnership in West Midlands

Published on Tuesday, 16 February 2021 in Planning news

Coventry City Council will enter a Joint Venture partnership with Coventry Airport Ltd to develop proposals for a Gigafactory at Coventry Airport.

Albany Theatre entrance

A bright future for the Albany Theatre

Published on Monday, 15 February 2021 in Leisure and culture news

A report on the future development of the Albany Theatre will go before Cabinet members and the Council in the coming weeks.

No cuts to services commitment in Council budget proposal

Published on Monday, 15 February 2021 in Finance news

The Council is proposing no cuts to local services as it finalises its budget for 2021/22.

A computer generated image of the new building

Plans revealed for empty city centre landmark building to be transformed into new national arts facility

Published on Monday, 15 February 2021 in Leisure and culture news

Plans for a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to create a joint arts and culture facility of national and international standing are to be discussed by councillors next week.

CGI of the artwork

Multiple new artworks set for installation at Coventry railway station

Published on Friday, 12 February 2021 in Coventry rail station news

Work is continuing to progress on the Coventry Station Masterplan, hitting key milestones such as the installation of the new footbridge, opening of the new taxi loop and installation of cladding on the new station building, which will serve as an extension to the existing station building to cater for passenger growth and improve facilities.

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