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

Published 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.

A plaque will be unveiled to commemorate the life of Terry Harvey, who passed away in 2018 following a lifetime of dedication to his local community.

Lord Mayor, Cllr Linda Bigham, said: “Terry’s dedication to Tile Hill shines through in every word that’s spoken about him. It’s clear that he was valued by everyone who met him, and he had a true community spirit that helped to keep his local area thriving.”

“I’m looking forward to helping to celebrate his life and work and seeing a permanent tribute installed to someone who so deserved one.”

Terry was known as ‘Mr Tile Hill’ due to his voluntary efforts which included chairing the Tile Hill North Residents' Association, working as a school governor at Limbrick Wood Primary School and updating local history boards.

Cllr Julia Lepoidevin, a ward councillor for Woodlands who worked closely with Terry on numerous projects, said:

“It has been a real pleasure to be involved with organising this event and to see a permanent tribute to Terry Harvey in Jardine Crescent, Tile Hill.

“It was a privilege to work with Terry who worked tirelessly as a volunteer for the Tile Hill community and it is only right that he is remembered in this way. He will always be remembered as Mr Tile Hill, a true Community Champion.”

Terry helped people of all ages in Tile Hill, assisting with murals created by young people and even building ramps for a disabled neighbour’s doorway.

His efforts were celebrated by Coventry City Council in 2012, when he received the Coventry Good Citizen Award.

The ceremony will be taking place at  10.30am  in Jardine Crescent, Tile Hill. Refreshments will be available afterwards at Limbrick Wood Baptist Church, Faseman Avenue.

 

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