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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

This is affecting us all at work and at home. We’re working hard to keep services running and focusing on the most critical. This means some services may be affected. For help, call 08085 834333.

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Voluntary and Community Sector - your views needed

Published on Tuesday, 07 July 2020 in Community and living news

The voluntary and community sector has been integral to the City’s emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the city now needs to begin planning its recovery.

Further update to ID checking guidelines

Published on Monday, 13 July 2020 in Services for schools news

Update on what is acceptable to use as ID for a DBS check if your new passport hasn't arrived.

Change into action

Helping us to support rough sleepers

Published on Friday, 10 July 2020 in Housing news

All known rough sleepers in Coventry, including people with No Recourse to Public Funds, continue to be offered accommodation as part of the city’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

More business support funding available now

Published on Friday, 10 July 2020 in Business and licensing news

Businesses that have not been eligible for previous Government COVID-19 related support schemes are invited to apply for Coventry City Council’s second round of the Discretionary Business Grant Fund.

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HLS Coventry launches digital resource for carers

Published on Friday, 10 July 2020 in Health and wellbeing news

Healthy Lifestyles (HLS) Coventry has launched a digital resource pack to provide online support for those people caring for family and loved ones.

Libraries working towards reopening

Published on Friday, 10 July 2020 in Schools, libraries and learning news

Coventry Libraries have been missing you very much and look forward to seeing you soon.

Lord Mayor taking part in the Teams session

Lord Mayor takes part in a virtual Q&A session

Published on Thursday, 09 July 2020 in Lord Mayor news

Earlier this week the Lord Mayor Cllr Ann Lucas joined a Google class for some of the city’s adult learners.

Summer collection

Coventry Libraries offer a new summer collection of free children’s ebook and audiobook loans

Published on Wednesday, 08 July 2020 in Services for schools news

Coventry children can read lots of books over the summer with Coventry Libraries’ free ebook service.

Remembering Srebrenica

Published on Wednesday, 08 July 2020 in Events news

Coventry this week joins others around the world to mark the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide.

New facility planned for Whitley Depot

Published on Tuesday, 07 July 2020 in Regeneration news

The Council’s Cabinet Member for Jobs and Regeneration is set to approve a small amount of additional funding to enable a new administration and deployment facility at Whitley Depot on London Road to go ahead.

Your chance to help run Priory Visitor Centre

Published on Tuesday, 07 July 2020 in Housing news

Coventry City Council is seeking interest from people who could help ensure Priory Visitor Centre remains up and running over the next few years.

Take part in Cov Fest this weekend

Published on Friday, 03 July 2020 in Events news

This weekend, BBC Coventry and Warwickshire are holding an event celebrating some of the best and biggest bands to ever play in Coventry.

Coventry City of Culture to commence year-long programme in May 2021

Published on Friday, 03 July 2020 in Leisure and culture news

Coventry City of Culture Trust today (3 July) announced that it will officially commence its programme in May 2021.

Council receives funding for Ring Road works.

Published on Thursday, 02 July 2020 in Roads, highways and pavements news

Following a successful bid, the Council has been awarded £5m to help fund a programme of upgrade works to Swanswell Viaduct on the Ring Road.

NHS anniversary will help city celebrate key workers

Published on Thursday, 02 July 2020 in Lord Mayor news

The NHS celebrates its 72nd anniversary this weekend, and the Lord Mayor of Coventry has called on people around the city to join a nationwide ‘thank you’ to our doctors, nurses and all our key workers and volunteers.

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Major milestone for £82m Coventry Station Masterplan

Published on Wednesday, 01 July 2020 in Regeneration news

The biggest piece of infrastructure in the Coventry Station Masterplan is underway to signify a major milestone in the £82 million project.

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Delivering a first-class visitor experience at St Mary’s Guildhall

Published on Wednesday, 01 July 2020 in Leisure and culture news

Public feedback is being sought on exciting and ambitious plans to deliver a high-quality visitor offer befitting St Mary’s Guildhall’s status as an important heritage destination and community asset.

In the picture is Cllr Jim O’Boyle (Coventry City Council), Anthony Evans (Sarginsons) and Gavin Shipley (Sarginsons)

New phase of electric vehicle charging points installed in Coventry

Published on Wednesday, 01 July 2020 in Parking, travel and streets news

The first of a new phase of Char.gy charging points for electric vehicles made by a Coventry based manufacturer have been installed in the company’s home city.

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Reading for pleasure package

Published on Wednesday, 01 July 2020 in Services for schools news

With increased focus being placed on schools to increase reading for pleasure amongst their pupils Coventry School Library Service has developed a new package which will support schools in doing this.

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School Libraries – how to make them safe to use

Published on Wednesday, 01 July 2020 in Services for schools news

Giving children access to books, resources and their school library are important to try and maintain during this period.

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Summer reading challenge - we need your help!

Published on Wednesday, 01 July 2020 in Services for schools news

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is heading online with the Silly Squad – but we need your children’s help. 

Plans to reopen pubs, bars and restaurants in city – next steps

Published on Tuesday, 30 June 2020 in Business and licensing news

Coventry City Council and other agencies have been getting in touch with all businesses to help them reopen safely including pubs, bars and restaurants which are able to open after Saturday 4 July.

Keep calm and carry on vaccinating

Keeping pregnant women and children safe and well: Continue with routine vaccinations during COVID-19

Published on Monday, 29 June 2020 in Family support news

Health and care partners across Coventry and Warwickshire are encouraging residents to help protect the NHS.

An indicative view of City Centre South from the air

Plans for new-look city centre revealed

Published on Friday, 26 June 2020 in Regeneration news

Regeneration specialist, Shearer Property Group, has today launched a website outlining plans to deliver a transformational mixed-used destination that will revitalise Coventry's city centre.

Summer Reading Challenge heads online with the Silly Squad

Published on Thursday, 25 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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New look RISING set for biggest audience

Published on Wednesday, 24 June 2020 in Events news

Coventry’s RISING Global Peace Forum is expected to attract its biggest ever audience from around the world when it returns later this year.

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Hot temperatures and people sleeping rough

Published on Tuesday, 23 June 2020 in Homelessness news

With hot weather forecasted for the next few days, the Council and other agencies are making arrangements to provide support for rough sleepers who will be exposed to the expected high temperatures if they remain outside.

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City of Culture Trust selects 15 up-and-coming leaders for the City of Culture Leadership Programme

Published on Tuesday, 23 June 2020 in Leisure and culture news

A new generation of cultural and artistic leaders have been chosen to take part in a major leadership programme as part of Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture.

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COVID-19 survey

Published on Tuesday, 23 June 2020 in Consultation and feedback news

COVID-19 has had a major impact on all our lives over the last few months. Now, with lockdown easing, the Council is seeking to understand the impact that COVID-19 has had across our communities.

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Burges restoration - June 2020

Published on Monday, 22 June 2020 in Regeneration news

As high streets start re-opening all over the UK, a £2m transformation of one of Coventry’s oldest shopping streets is underway to help revive the city and support business recovery after COVID-19.

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