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Community and living news

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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Officer’s management of high-risk violent offender earns award

Published on Thursday, 05 December 2019

A Coventry Police officer has been commended for her determined management of one of the city’s biggest domestic violence threats and securing an order against him to help protect vulnerable women.

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Coventry Citizens Advice wins prestigious national award for tackling food poverty

Published on Wednesday, 04 December 2019

Coventry Citizens Advice has won a prestigious national award for their work in Coventry food banks.

Emily Kirk, courtesy of West Midlands Police

“Inspirational" student awarded for volunteer police role

Published on Monday, 02 December 2019

An inspirational Coventry University student has been commended for her passion for policing in the city − after volunteering around 1,500 hours as a Special Constable.

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Offender rehab scheme sees prolific burglar turn back on crime

Published on Thursday, 21 November 2019

A burglar with a string of convictions to his name has turned his back on crime thanks to support from a specialist West Midlands Police team tasked with rehabilitating prolific offenders.

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West Midlands’ project MiFriendly Cities leads on sustainable migration at RISING 2019

Published on Monday, 18 November 2019

The ground-breaking MiFriendly Cities project celebrated reaching its halfway point as a key part of this year’s RISING Global Peace Forum, which ran over three days at Coventry Cathedral.

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MiFriendly Cities Kickstarts This Year's RISING Global Peace Forum

Published on Wednesday, 13 November 2019

The ground-breaking and innovative MiFriendly Cities project will celebrate reaching its halfway point as a key part of this year’s RISING Global Peace Forum.

Coventry’s population growth good for city

Published on Thursday, 07 November 2019

With Office for National Statistics population projections consistently identifying Coventry as the fastest growing city outside of greater London, Cllrs say that it is also good news for the economic growth of the city.

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MiFriendly Cities Celebrates Halfway Mark at the 2019 RISING Global Peace Forum

Published on Wednesday, 06 November 2019

The ground-breaking and innovative MiFriendly Cities project will celebrate reaching its halfway point as a key part of this year’s RISING Global Peace Forum.

A New App to Say 'Welcome!'

Published on Tuesday, 05 November 2019

Coventry’s Building Bridges project within the Migration Team has developed ‘Welcome to Coventry’, a new web app aimed at making the city more accessible to new arrivals.

Photo Left to Right: Ben Keeling, RG Group; Sarah Gristwood, Coventry City Council;
Tom Hay, RG Group; Junior Higgins, Peggie’s Park; Bernice Higgins, Peggie’s Park; Luke Moore, M&S Decorators; Phil Moore, M&S Decorators.

Local developer supports local community

Published on Monday, 04 November 2019

Local developer, RG Group, have transformed a Longford-based community centre after volunteering their time, skills and materials to the site.

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Sarah Gristwood, Coventry City Council; Ian Bowes and Adrian Davidson, Watkin Jones; Denise Bird, Finham library; Alison Fox, Cheylesmore library; Ann Wheatley, Earlsdon library;

Local Developer Watkin Jones supporting the community

Published on Thursday, 10 October 2019

Three city community libraries have been awarded a total of £1,000 to support their work by a local developer.

Plaque to be unveiled to celebrate life and work of community champion

Published on Thursday, 01 August 2019

A lasting memorial to a community champion is set to be unveiled on Saturday 3 August in Jardine Crescent, Tile Hill.

Pictured: Patrcia Evans, Sajid Javid, Mohammed Bashir

Coventry groups working to stop extremism receive Government funding

Published on Monday, 29 July 2019

Three projects working to bring an end to extremism in Coventry have been awarded Home Office funding, as part of a national strategy to defeat racism, promote equality and build a more unified society.

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New project underway to help address rough sleeping in Coventry

Published on Wednesday, 03 July 2019

The Council and dozens of other city agencies are increasing their efforts to help rough sleepers in the city.

Artist Ai Weiwei, courtesy of Camilla Greenwell

Coventry will Fly the Flag for Human Rights next week

Published on Thursday, 20 June 2019

Coventry will Fly the Flag for Human Rights as part of a major national campaign, which will see a range of activity in the city next week (w/c June 24).

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Ray urges city people to remember those who serve

Published on Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Coventry will celebrate Armed Forces Day next week – and people are being urged to go along to show their support and say thank-you.


Coventry charity set to raise £50,000 in ‘healthy holidays’ campaign

Published on Friday, 07 June 2019

Feeding Coventry is a local network of community organisations teaming up with national charity, Feeding Britain, which crowdfunds to support families with children at risk of missing out this summer.

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PM awards outstanding Coventry D-Day veteran and charity founder ahead of 75th anniversary

Published on Wednesday, 05 June 2019

The Prime Minister has recognised Dennis Davison BEM from Coventry, for his exceptional service establishing ‘Normandy Day UK’ in 2010 to provide education and engagement for veterans and schools.

Support for city public space protection order

Published on Tuesday, 04 June 2019

Most people who replied to a consultation are in favour of the introduction of a public space protection order (PSPO) to tackle crime in Coventry City Centre and nearby areas.

Nominate for the Carers Trust Awards

Published on Thursday, 16 May 2019

Many people choose not to describe themselves as a carer – it’s just something they do for someone they care about. This is an opportunity to do something for them.

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Coventry and Warwickshire nurses and midwives to celebrate International Nurses' Day and International Day of the Midwife

Published on Thursday, 09 May 2019

Past, present and future nurses in Coventry and Warwickshire will be celebrated in spectacular style this week.

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Touring sculpture helps raise awareness of violent crime

Published on Friday, 03 May 2019

The huge Knife Angel sculpture, made of 100,000 confiscated knives, is due to move on to Birmingham today and agencies working together to address violent crime hope its impact will continue.

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Mass picnic planned in Coventry for 6 June to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day

Published on Thursday, 02 May 2019

A Coventry charity is planning to set a record for the largest number of people at a picnic in Coventry.


Belgrade to highlight wellbeing

Published on Thursday, 25 April 2019

With Coventry and Warwickshire celebrating their Year of Health and Wellbeing in 2019, the Belgrade Theatre is playing host to a series of special events this spring.

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Artists to highlight human rights issues

Published on Thursday, 25 April 2019

A campaign highlighting human rights and how they affect people’s day-to-day lives has recruited 30 Coventry artists to create stories and poems that will feature around the city.

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Knife Angel painting at city gallery

Published on Thursday, 18 April 2019

A painting, inspired by the arrival of the Knife Angel sculpture in Coventry, has gone on display at a city gallery.


‘Crafting’ community the Grapevine way

Published on Wednesday, 17 April 2019

A purl-er of an idea from two women who met at a Coventry knitting group is blossoming into a network of friends coming together weekly to chat, craft and overcome isolation.

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City of Culture could be coming to a street near you

Published on Thursday, 11 April 2019

The UK City of Culture programme in 2021 could be coming to a street near you.

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The NHS is changing – what should it do?

Published on Thursday, 11 April 2019

Do you have experience of cancer, heart or lung diseases, mental health or any ongoing health condition such as diabetes or arthritis?

Improving air quality on Holyhead Road

Published on Friday, 29 March 2019

We all want to improve air quality in the city, that’s why the Council has submitted an Outline Action Plan to the Government.

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Environmental initiative to plant over 550 trees throughout Coventry

Published on Wednesday, 27 March 2019

A tree planting ceremony took place at Longford Park, Longford on Thursday 14 March.

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Young voices to be heard as part of Knife Angel response

Published on Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Young people across Coventry will have their voices heard as part of the response to the Knife Angel being in the city.

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Reporting hate crimes reminder

Published on Wednesday, 20 March 2019

A statement from Councillor Abdul Salam Khan, Deputy Leader of Coventry City Council:

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City unites to welcome Knife Angel

Published on Friday, 15 March 2019

A huge Knife Angel sculpture, made of 100,000 confiscated knives, has arrived in Coventry.

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Knife Angel to arrive in Coventry

Published on Tuesday, 12 March 2019

A huge sculpture, made of 100,000 confiscated knives, arrives in Coventry on Thursday (March 14) as the city comes together to tackle knife crime.

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Knife angel coming to Coventry

Published on Thursday, 14 February 2019

A sculpture created from confiscated knives used to commit crimes is to go on display outside Coventry Cathedral.

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