Council and democracy news

Minute’s silence to remember Nagasaki

Published on Wednesday, 05 August 2020

People in Coventry are being urged to join an international ‘Silent Minute’ to remember those who lost their lives in the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, and all who have died as a result of nuclear weapons.

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Happy birthday Council House - 100 years old today!

Published on Thursday, 11 June 2020

One hundred years ago today, the Council House was officially opened by HRH the Duke of York – later to become King George VI.

Registrar volunteers rally to support vital work

Published on Thursday, 04 June 2020

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.

Unsung Heroes - Tutor uses skills to make PPE for the NHS

Published on Thursday, 23 April 2020

Manjit Lotay, a dressmaking tutor in the Adult Education Service, has been busy using her time and skills to make Personal Protective outfits for workers caring for those with COVID-19.

Councillor John Mutton with representatives from the council and TUC

Council commits to TUC’s Dying to Work Charter

Published on Wednesday, 18 March 2020

This week, Coventry City Council added its name to a charter aimed at helping employees who become terminally ill at work

Leader addresses Council on Coronavirus situation

Published on Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Council Leader, Cllr George Duggins, addressed yesterday's Full Council on the Coronavirus situation, thanking health workers and urging people to work together and support one another.

By-Election for Upper Stoke Ward to take place on 19 March 2020

Published on Friday, 14 February 2020

Following the sad death of Councillor Sucha Bains in November 2019, Coventry City Council has now received a request for a by-election to take place.

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Joint statement following Cllr Glenn William's comments at Full Council

Published on Friday, 17 January 2020

Joint statement from Cllr George Duggins, Leader of Coventry City Council and Cllr Gary Ridley, Leader of the Opposition Conservative Group, Coventry City Council:

Ethics Committee decision

Published on Wednesday, 27 November 2019

The Council has published the decision of the Ethics Committee held on 20 November 2019 into a Code of Conduct complaint against Councillor Glenn Williams.

Pictured: left to right, Dev Patel (son in law), Lord Mayor Cllr Linda Bigham, Sheila Malhotra (wife), Nyla Patel (granddaughter), Ash Malhotra (son), Natasha Malhotra Patel (daughter), Rhea Patel (granddaughter).

Tribute to late councillor who led the way

Published on Tuesday, 26 November 2019

A tree and plaque have been unveiled in memory of the city’s first Asian councillor.

Cllr Sucha Singh Bains with his wife Darshan Kaur Bains at the start of his year as Coventry Lord Mayor in May 2003

Tributes paid to Councillor Sucha Singh Bains

Published on Monday, 25 November 2019

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Councillor Sucha Singh Bains.

Unveiling ceremony

City Centre service honours oldest twin

Published on Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Coventry has honoured its oldest twin and partner in its work for peace, the City of Volgograd, by rededicating a memorial in the city centre.


Have your say on the draft strategic transport plan for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Published on Tuesday, 17 September 2019

A draft strategic transport plan for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has been approved by the West Midlands Combined Authority.

Wainbody Ward by-election

Published on Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Following the recent sad death of Councillor Gary Crookes, a by-election has been called to fill the vacancy of Councillor for Wainbody Ward.

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