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Getting involved in Refugee Week

Published on Friday, 18 June 2021

Refugee Week is under way in Coventry this week with a great series of events.

Pictured from left to right: Cllr Anthony Tucker,  Cllr David Welsh, Cllr Abdul Salam Khan and Cllr Angela Hopkins

City celebrates Pride Month

Published on Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Coventry is this month joining cities around the world in celebrating Pride Month.

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West Midlands PCC - Youth Commissioners

Published on Tuesday, 08 June 2021

There are 16 vacancies on the Youth Commission, could you be interested?

Business backs eco-project for families at city church

Business backs eco-project for families at city church

Published on Thursday, 03 June 2021

A local developer is providing funds to support a half-term project at a neighbourhood church.

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Historic Coventry chapel now owned by Historic Coventry Trust following £2m cemetery restoration

Published on Wednesday, 02 June 2021

Completion of a £2m project to restore Coventry’s London Road Cemetery to its former glory has culminated in the transfer of ownership its Anglican Chapel to Historic Coventry Trust ownership.

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Voluntary groups urged to bid for Royal recognition

Published on Wednesday, 02 June 2021

Voluntary organisations in Coventry and Warwickshire are being urged to find out how they can receive Royal recognition for the amazing work they undertake across the region.

Pictured from left to right: Sarah Gristwood (Lead Officer, Council's Community Resilience Team), Karen Everitt (Carriers of Hope), Andrew Purdy (Project Manager at Farrans Construction), Cllr David Welsh, Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities.

Developer makes generous donation to local food hub

Published on Monday, 24 May 2021

The Worldsfood Food Hub based at St Marks Church in St Michael’s Ward has received a much-welcomed donation of £500 from Farrans, a leading building and civil engineering contractor.

Your opportunity to tell the PCC your policing priorities

Published on Monday, 17 May 2021

Coventry residents are being invited to let the new Police and Crime Commissioner, Simon Foster, know their policing priorities.

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New Foodie Awards category to find 'superstar'

Published on Thursday, 13 May 2021

A new addition to the inaugural Foodie Awards for Coventry and Warwickshire is set to find the next superstar food or drink brand for hospitality.

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Max named Coundon Court’s first community champion

Published on Thursday, 22 April 2021

A local lollipop lady was awarded with a special treat hamper and the title of Coundon Court School’s Community Hero following a community cohesion campaign.

Remembering the victims of the April 1941 Blitz

Published on Thursday, 08 April 2021

The city of Coventry is this week remembering the victims of the air raids of April 1941.

A poster about the Coventry Food Network appeal. It lists the locations you can join in at and asks that people visit their facebook page for more details

Coventry food donations plea

Published on Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Social supermarkets from across Coventry are teaming up in a plea for donations of food and supplies to help support families in need.

City unites against virus

Published on Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Council staff have been leaving their ‘day job’ to team up with communities across the city to develop and run vital COVID-19 community testing centres.

Hardship grant helping kids stay warm in school

Published on Wednesday, 17 February 2021

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.


Council joins Stonewall to boost equality and diversity

Published on Tuesday, 16 February 2021

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

CCTV cameras to tackle crime in Hillfields - March 2021 Citivision

Published on Monday, 15 February 2021

Safer Streets Funding of £550,000 is being spent in HillīŦelds towards reducing crime by installing CCTV in the area, improving lighting and other environmental measures.

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The trust which operates The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum awarded funding to support the delivery of their ambitious UK City Of Culture programme

Published on Tuesday, 09 February 2021

Culture Coventry Trust, which manages the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, has secured grant funding of £600,000.

Share your messages of thanks for keyworkers

Published on Wednesday, 20 January 2021

A digital record of thanks has been created so that Coventry residents can send their gratitude to all of those who are on the frontline in the fight against coronavirus.

Community Messengers project receives national recognition

Published on Friday, 08 January 2021

A community engagement approach with over 200 volunteers, has been praised by the Local Government Association (LGA) and highlighted as good practice.

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Santa’s Elves bring cheer to homeless families in Caradoc Hall

Published on Wednesday, 23 December 2020

A massive effort from a collection of businesses and charities have brought Christmas cheer to homeless families currently residing in Caradoc Hall.

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Local developer supports Coventry Food Network

Published on Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Local developer Buckingham Group Ltd have come to the aid of the Coventry Food Network, by collecting food donations from employees and running a Christmas raffle.

Stop Loan Sharks reporting app launched

Published on Tuesday, 22 December 2020

A new FREE smartphone app has been launched to make it quicker and easier to report loan sharks and access help.

Pictured – Jeremy Townsend Opel- Vauxhall and Suzanne McBride MHCT

New van gets food deliveries motoring

Published on Thursday, 17 December 2020

A new van, purchased at a cut price cost, is helping speed up food deliveries from the Moat House Community Trust (in Wood End and Henley Green) to people on a low income in surrounding neighbourhoods.

Free school meals and warm clothing among measures to help city families this winter

Published on Friday, 11 December 2020

Coventry has received £1.3m to support those most in need this winter as part of the Government’s COVID Winter Grant Scheme.

Coventry food hubs - Just Giving Page

Published on Thursday, 03 December 2020

Coventry City Council’s Community Resilience Team have been supporting organisations and partners across the city offering emergency food to the most vulnerable people and those in greatest need.

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EU & EEA Citizens in Coventry: Protect Your Rights

Published on Wednesday, 02 December 2020

Coventry City Council has partnered with the Central England Law Centre to provide free, independent and confidential support with European Union (EU) Settlement Scheme applications

Council to review its dropped kerb policy

Published on Monday, 23 November 2020

Coventry City Council is set to revise its Domestic Vehicle Crossing Policy to allow more properties to qualify for a dropped kerb so residents can park off road.

Organisations helping to raise awareness of hate crime

Published on Thursday, 15 October 2020

The University of Warwick and Coventry University are helping to promote Hate Crime Awareness Week.

MiFriendly Cities project amongst 10 best in its field

Published on Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Coventry City Council is excited to share that the MiFriendly Cities project has been chosen as a finalist in The Innovation in Politics Awards 2020

New video highlights where to go to report hate crime

Published on Tuesday, 13 October 2020

A video, produced in Coventry by local communities, is highlighting the thoughts and feelings of victims of hate crime; and providing details of how people, who experience or witness hate crime, can report it.

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Queen’s Honour for Peter

Published on Monday, 12 October 2020

The Council’s Peter Barnett has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

New scheme to support migrant integration in Coventry

Published on Wednesday, 07 October 2020

Agencies in Coventry have secured funding to boost relations and integration between migrant communities and local neighbourhoods

Some of the Finham 2 pupils who took part in the video flanked by Head Russell Plester and drama teacher Rebecca O'Donnell

“Coventry Needs Me Alive”: pupils unite for powerful knife crime message

Published on Tuesday, 06 October 2020

A new anti-knife crime video has seen a group of Coventry children come together to deliver one clear message: “Our city needs us alive”.

Pioneering Community COVID-19 Advisors to help fight against coronavirus

Published on Thursday, 24 September 2020

Coventry now has a new team to help combat the threat of coronavirus and help residents cope with the many challenges it brings – the Community COVID Advisors.

Places to add to Coventry Peace Trails

Published on Thursday, 17 September 2020

Coventry Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace and Reconciliation has issued an appeal to the people of Coventry to let them know about more places of peace in and around the city.

Funding support for safer streets in Hillfields

Published on Friday, 31 July 2020

The West Midlands Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, Waheed Saleem, has led a successful bid to secure £549,040 from the Safer Streets Fund.

Voluntary and Community Sector - your views needed

Published on Tuesday, 07 July 2020

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.

Plan to renew city centre public space protection order

Published on Thursday, 04 June 2020

Councillors are likely to support the renewal of a public space protection order (PSPO) to help improve the quality of life in the city centre.

EU Settlement Scheme update

Published on Thursday, 04 June 2020

Home Office support services and application routes have now all fully reopened in line with public health guidance.

Coventry in top 5 of kindest cities in UK

Published on Thursday, 04 June 2020

Coventry has been named the fifth kindest city in the UK.

Over 5000 visors for frontline donated by city organisations

Published on Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Two local organisations, Broken Souls Rescue and the Coventry Trophy Centre, have worked together to donate over 5000 visors for use by frontline adult social care staff.

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The Pod donates meals for some of city's most vulnerable

Published on Thursday, 07 May 2020

The Pod Café team – based in Far Gosford Street – have been busy preparing and distributing healthy meals to people affected by COVID-19 by donating them free of charge to Feeding Coventry.

Places of Peace (POP) goes online!

Published on Thursday, 07 May 2020

In the wake of the COVID-19 lockdown, recently established youth work project ‘Places of Peace’ (POP) has gone online as a virtual youth club to help support young people who are self-isolating during this difficult time.

Foleshill community centre break-in

Published on Wednesday, 06 May 2020

A break-in at a community food hub has resulted in even more of a drive to support communities.

Contacting the city’s most vulnerable residents

Published on Friday, 01 May 2020

Although Coventry people identified on the Government’s national shielding programme are being contacted to offer help with food, medicine and social contact - there are other residents who may need help but, as yet, may not been in contact with support agencies/community groups since the lockdown has been in place.

Severn Trent’s £24,000 support for city food hubs

Published on Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Severn Trent has generously made a financial donation to help support the network of food hubs set up across the city which are offering vital support to residents during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Volunteers helping protect the most in need

Published on Thursday, 23 April 2020

Volunteers in Coventry are making an extraordinary effort, in exceptional circumstances, to support hundreds of residents in Coventry who are most in need.

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Coventry Foodbank – donations needed

Published on Tuesday, 21 April 2020

During this difficult time, Coventry Foodbank are continuing to support people in financial hardship by providing emergency food parcels and toiletries across the city.

Emergency neighbourhood food network

Published on Thursday, 16 April 2020

A network of 10 Emergency Food Hubs has been set up across the city to offer vital support to residents during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Think twice before lighting bonfires in your garden

Published on Thursday, 09 April 2020

We would urge members of the public to be considerate neighbours and think twice before lighting bonfires in their gardens.

Go CV card could replace Passport to Leisure

Published on Friday, 03 April 2020

The Passport to Leisure and Learning scheme could merge with Coventry’s successful Go CV card if Councillors give their approval next week (7 April).

PCSOs Alex Insull and Lauren Galloway are pictured delivering the hampers to a retirement home

Caring cops donate fresh fruit and veg to local care home

Published on Thursday, 02 April 2020

 Neighbourhood officers in the Hillfields area of Coventry have worked with a local food wholesaler to donate a bumper crop of fruit and veg to a care home.

Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr ann Lucas OBE cuts the ribbon

The Queen Isabella Room opens at Cheylesmore Manor

Published on Friday, 14 February 2020

A stunning new ceremony space has been officially opened today (Friday 14 February) at the historic Cheylesmore Manor House.

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Read the latest Go CV newsletter - sign up and enjoy great offers

Published on Thursday, 30 January 2020

The latest Go CV newsletter is out now - with the last chance to snap up a cut-price Bears' season ticket, comedy club discounts and more.

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The Coventry Sacred Space Initiative

Published on Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Councillor Abdul Salam Khan, Deputy Leader of the Council, welcomed over 80 representatives of Coventry’s diverse religious, cultural and interested communities and groups at the Welcome Centre last week

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