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Cllr Tim Mayer welcome £970 million boost to police funding

Cllr Tim Mayer has welcomed yesterday’s announcement that funding for the police system will increase by up to £970 million next year, the biggest increase since 2010.

Police funding in West Midlands could increase by up to 6.4% in 2019-20 as a result of these changes.

Calls to extend consultation on greenbelt development

A controversial planning application to develop greenbelt land in Eastern Green has been received by Coventry City Council. It follows the approval of the ‘Local Plan’ earlier this year which targeted several greenbelt sites around the city.

20 is plenty but should we have to wait 3 to 4 years for it?

 

The Tile Hill Village Residents’ Group submitted a petition for roads around Tile Hill Village to become a 20MPH  zone including Station Avenue, Cromwell Lane, Duggins Lane, Tanners Lane, Conway Avenue and Nailcote Avenue.

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.