Community and living news

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.

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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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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.

Citizens advice

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.

Martin Reeves at the Rising Global Peace Forum

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.

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