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Tax-free news from West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street

Working together as a region, using a business approach, we’ve won over £1.7billion of extra funding from the Government. That’s why I DON’T have to raise your Council tax. Take a look at this video to find out more.

Coventry Conservatives welcomes winter social care funding

The government recently announced how much additional funding local authorities in England will receive to ease pressures over winter thanks to our balanced approach to the economy, including £1,551,062 for Coventry

Could George Eliot be the face of the new £50?

The Bank of England has announced they’ll be issuing a new £50 note following speculation that the denomination might be discontinued. They’ve also asked the public to nominate famous and inspirational figures to feature on the note.

A load of Bollards.

As residents will know the council has spent over £1,200 on van rental to block a hole following broken bollards at the entrance to Broadgate.

Fresh taxpayer bailout for Coombe Abbey hotel

Labour councillors will today approve plans to provide luxury hotel Coombe Abbey with a £2 million bail out. Under the proposals the hotel will be able to borrow funds up to the value of £1.95m which is repayable over a ten-year period.

Coventry taxpayers fund Labour councillors trip to Russia

Conservatives on Coventry City Council have raised concerns about plans to send three Labour Councillors to attend a ‘peace forum’ in Russia at the end of October. The proposal is expected to be rubber stamped by Labour cabinet members at a meeting on Tuesday 2nd October. 

Accident black spot to get pedestrian crossing

Hockley Lane in Eastern Green could be about to get a pedestrian crossing following a two year campaign. Councillors representing Woodlands ward are now consulting residents about the scheme to install a puffin crossing and they’ve received a letter informing them of the proposal.

While the cats away the mice correct the signage....

Following on from over 2 years of campaigning and a recent report attacking Coventry Council highways department where they were accused of being “deluded” in denying the problems of inadequate signage, after 60,000 fines were issued since 2012 in the ‘Restricted Parking Zone’ by chief adjudicato