COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

This is affecting us all at work and at home. We’re working hard to keep services running and will focus our efforts on the most critical elements. In doing so disruption to many services is likely.

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Call for businesses to help with vital supplies

Published on Monday, 30 March 2020 in Business and licensing news

The Council has issued a call to all businesses in the city to see if they can help source some vital supplies.

New supported housing accommodation opens in Coventry

Published on Monday, 06 April 2020 in Housing news

Today (Monday 6 April) sees Citizen open some new supported housing accommodation in Hillfields, Coventry.

Coventry City Council launches match-fund grant for Culture and Sports sector through Crowdfunder

Published on Monday, 06 April 2020 in Sports news

Urgent funds are being made available to cultural and physical activity-based organisations and small businesses in Coventry to help them through the COVID-19 crisis.

Laser cutter needed to help with visor donation

Published on Monday, 06 April 2020 in Business and licensing news

The Council is appealing for help from any city business or organisation with a laser cutting machine.

Former ABC Cinema to become new music venue

Published on Friday, 03 April 2020 in Leisure and culture news

The former ABC cinema in the heart of Coventry city centre is set to become a new music venue.

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Update on waste and recycling collections

Published on Friday, 03 April 2020 in Environment and waste news

Coventry City Council is continuing to prioritise household waste and recycling collections during the coronavirus pandemic.

Go CV card could replace Passport to Leisure

Published on Friday, 03 April 2020 in Community and living news

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).

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Unsung Heroes - staff at Broad Lane Children's Home

Published on Thursday, 02 April 2020 in Children and families news

THREE members of Children’s Services staff have gone way beyond expectations and have been self-isolating in a children’s home.

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 in Community and living news

 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.

New support available for Coventry businesses.

Published on Wednesday, 01 April 2020 in Business and licensing news

Coventry businesses affected by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic can now apply to the Government’s Small Business Grant Fund and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund.

Council Tax – don’t struggle alone

Published on Monday, 30 March 2020 in Council Tax and benefits news

Council Tax payments are set to be collected as normal from April – but the Council’s message to residents is to get in touch as soon as possible if you’re struggling because of the current situation

Four Family Hubs to temporarily close in COVID-19 measure

Published on Friday, 27 March 2020 in Children and families news

Four of the city’s eight Family Hubs are to close temporarily from Monday March 30 as measures to slow the spread of Coronavirus increase.

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Say 'thank-you' - clap for the NHS tonight

Published on Thursday, 26 March 2020 in NHS services news

People across the country are being asked to join a #clapforcarers event tonight to thank the NHS workers who are working tirelessly throughout the ongoing COVID-19(coronavirus) pandemic in the UK.

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Armed Forces Day cancelled

Published on Thursday, 26 March 2020 in Events news

In line with government advice to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, organisers have taken the decision to cancel this year's Armed Forces Day.

Children’s Services still protecting most vulnerable

Published on Thursday, 26 March 2020 in Children and families news

Coventry’s Children’s Services staff are working hard to ensure the city’s most vulnerable young people are supported during the COVID-19 virus.

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All Coventry libraries to close in response to Coronavirus

Published on Wednesday, 25 March 2020 in Schools, libraries and learning news

All of Coventry’s libraries closed from the end of Monday 23 March as a response to Coronavirus.

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Job Shop switches to digital service in response to Coronavirus

Published on Wednesday, 25 March 2020 in Jobs and careers news

Due to the latest government guidance, the Job Shop has closed its building and switched to a limited digital service effective as of Wednesday 25 March.

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Councillor John McNicholas to become next Deputy Lord Mayor

Published on Wednesday, 25 March 2020 in Lord Mayor news

Councillor John McNicholas has been named as Deputy Lord Mayor of Coventry for 2020-21 and will become Lord Mayor the following year.

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Do not use public transport unless absolutely necessary

Published on Tuesday, 24 March 2020 in Public transport news

Transport bosses are today urging the public not to use buses, trains and trams unless absolutely essential to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus.

Coventry’s year as European City of Sport in 2019 saw a massive investment in sport and leisure, thousands getting active, and created a legacy for years to come.

Coventry’s European City of Sport success

Published on Monday, 23 March 2020 in Coventry - European City of Sport 2019 news

Coventry’s year as European City of Sport in 2019 saw a massive investment in sport and leisure, thousands getting active, and created a legacy for years to come.

Library Service changes due to Coronavirus

Published on Friday, 20 March 2020 in Libraries news

Coventry’s library service is taking a number of actions from Monday in response to Government advice on coronavirus to ensure this important resource for residents can continue safely.

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Godiva Festival has been cancelled

Published on Friday, 20 March 2020 in Events news

In light of the latest Government and Public Health advice regarding Coronavirus, Coventry City Council has taken the decision to cancel this year’s Godiva Festival.

Coventry Citizens Advice continues to provide advice for the most vulnerable

Published on Wednesday, 18 March 2020 in Health and social care news

Despite the current challenges with the COVID – 19, Coventry Citizens Advice will continue to provide advice for those who need it despite their offices being closed to the public.

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Peak time travel pass restrictions lifted to help older people get to the shops during COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak

Published on Wednesday, 18 March 2020 in West Midlands Combined Authority news

Peak time restrictions on concessionary tram and bus passes will be lifted during the early morning rush hour to make it easier for the region’s older citizens and disabled people to get their shopping.

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 in Council and democracy news

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 in Council and democracy news

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.

Child Exploitation Awareness Day

Published on Tuesday, 17 March 2020 in Coventry Safeguarding Children Partnership news

Wednesday 18 March marks Child Exploitation Awareness Day, which aims to raise awareness of the signs of a child being exploited, as well as how to help prevent or report it.

Upper Stoke by-election - 19 March 2020

Published on Monday, 16 March 2020 in Elections and voting news

The Upper Stoke by-election in Coventry this Thursday (19 March) will take place as planned.

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Addressing air pollution without need for a Coventry CAZ

Published on Friday, 13 March 2020 in Pollution news

Residents and businesses will be asked to give their views on a package of schemes which will enable reductions in Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) levels to be achieved in Coventry without the need to introduce a charging Clean Air Zone (CAZ D).

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National Integrated Care In Action Week 9 - 15 March

Published on Wednesday, 11 March 2020 in Health and social care news

​Great news, we’re all living longer! But whilst that’s reason to rejoice, what does it mean for the future of healthcare?

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