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Cathedral Service to be held for HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Published on Thursday, 15 April 2021

A Civic Service of Thanksgiving for the life of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, is to be held tomorrow at Coventry Cathedral.

Joint statement from the Leader of Coventry City Council, Cllr George Duggins, and the Lord Mayor of Coventry, Cllr Ann Lucas, regarding His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

Published on Friday, 09 April 2021

“The city and the people of Coventry are deeply saddened at the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

Coventry to celebrate historic beginning of twinning of cities

Published on Thursday, 08 April 2021

Coventry, in association with its very first twin city Stalingrad (now called Volgograd), is holding a year-long celebration to mark its links with 26 twin cities.

Census is coming

The census is coming to Coventry

Published on Wednesday, 24 February 2021

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.

‘Don’t drop your guard’ warning over virus

Published on Thursday, 21 January 2021

The Leader of Coventry City Council today joined a region-wide call for people not to drop their guard as the COVID-19 vaccine programme continues across the region.

Hospital to be granted Freedom of City as COVID thanks

Published on Tuesday, 19 January 2021

The University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire is set to be granted Freedom of Entry to the City of Coventry.

Joint statement in response to the violence in America and the support shown for Donald Trump’s actions by a city councillor

Published on Thursday, 07 January 2021

The Leader of Coventry City Council and the Leader of the opposition Conservative Party have issued a joint statement condemning the violence in America and the support shown for Donald Trump’s action

COVID-19 lockdown statement - January 2021

Published on Wednesday, 06 January 2021

A statement from the Leader of the Council, Councillor George Duggins, and Chief Executive, Martin Reeves.

MBE for city councilllor

MBE honour for city councillor

Published on Thursday, 31 December 2020

A Coventry councillor has been awarded the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) by the Queen in today’s New Year’s honours list.

Coventry to move to Tier 4

Published on Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Coventry is to move up into Tier 4 following a national announcement in response to growing COVID-19 cases and pressure on the NHS.

Council Leader calls for review of tier level

Published on Thursday, 26 November 2020

The Leader of Coventry City Council has spoken of his “frustration and bitter disappointment” at the city being placed in Tier 3 of the COVID restrictions.

Council’s latest finance figures indicate a £3.5m overspend

Published on Tuesday, 24 November 2020

A report on the Council’s 2020/21 Second Quarter Financial Monitoring Report (to September 2020) will be considered by councillors next week and it is forecasting a £3.5m overspend.

New Scrutiny appointments

Published on Friday, 20 November 2020

Cllr Naeem Akhtar has been appointed Chair of the Council’s Scrutiny Co-ordination Committee.

One Coventry approach to provide free school meals to children this half-term

Published on Saturday, 24 October 2020

Coventry City Council has joined forces with businesses, charities and voluntary organisations to feed disadvantaged children in the city over the forthcoming half-term holiday.

Ethics Committee

Published on Friday, 16 October 2020

The Decision Notice of the Ethics Committee of 8 October in relation to Cllr Glenn Williams is now available.

Cllr brown

Council names new Cabinet Member for finance

Published on Thursday, 08 October 2020

Councillor Richard Brown has been named as Coventry City Council’s new Cabinet Member for Strategic Finance and Resources.

Councillor David Welsh

Council names new Cabinet Member

Published on Monday, 14 September 2020

Councillor David Welsh has been named the city’s new Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities.

Announcement of resignation of a Cabinet Member

Published on Thursday, 10 September 2020

Councillor Tariq Khan has resigned from his position as Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing.

Council offices to reopen

Published on Thursday, 10 September 2020

The Council’s offices at Friargate are set to reopen from next week.

Could you be a magistrate?

Published on Thursday, 03 September 2020

A campaign has been launched this week to recruit new magistrates in Coventry, Warwickshire and the surrounding region.

The Deputy Lord Mayor visits the food hubs

Severn Trent helps the Food Hubs

Published on Friday, 21 August 2020

Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr John McNicholas visited one of the city’s Food Hubs to meet volunteers and thank Severn Trent for their support.

Council leaders urge people and business to keep following public health advice

Published on Friday, 14 August 2020

Council leaders today urged people and businesses across the West Midlands to keep following public health advice to reduce the threat of further COVID-19 lockdowns across the region, insisting: "We can't afford to drop our guard now."

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.

Council House

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:

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