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Conservatives Call for Action, Not Dithering, On Residents' Parking Schemes

Conservative Councillor Allan Andrews has called on the City Council to set a timetable for completing its city-wide parking review, following the Council's inability to answer his questions in a recent meeting.
 
Cllr Allan Andrews, Conservative Spokesman for City Services, has this week demanded that the City Council sets a clear time line for the completion of a review into Parking Policy. Allan is concerned that the Labour administration is using the review as an excuse to kick issues into the long grass whilst it dithers over what to do.

Victory for Residents As Leaf Lane Mast Plan Rejected

Cheylesmore Ward Councillor Kevin Foster has today (Thursday 2nd June 2011) welcomed the decision by council officers to refuse planning permission for a 14.8m (50ft approx) new mobile phone mast close to the junction of Gregory Hood Road and Leaf Lane.

Conservatives Welcome U-turn on Controversial Car Parking Charges at War Memorial Park

Conservative Councillor Allan Andrews (Con, Earlsdon Ward) has welcomed news that the City Council has decided not to introduce car parking charges at the City’s premier park following the high profile campaign he ran against them.The proposal to implement car park charges at the War Memorial Park was unveiled earlier this year by the Labour Group as part of their plans for the City Council’s Budget. Earlsdon Ward Councillor Allan Andrews immediately launched a campaign against the proposals and slammed them as an insult given the parks role in commemorating those who lost their lives fighting for the freedoms we now enjoy.

When Is A Site Visit Not A Visit?......When It Involves Labour Councillors

Cllr Hazel Noonan, Conservative Councillor for Cheylesmore, has today (Wednesday 18th May 2011) confirmed that Conservatives will oppose an attempt by the Labour administration to use the Annual General Meeting in Coventry Cathedral, at which the Lord Mayor for 2011/12 will be elected, for constitutional changes that could see Councillors who have not bothered to take part in the relevant site visit allowed to vote on key planning decisions.

A Woman’s Touch As Kevin Unveils His Top Team

Cllr Kevin Foster, Leader of Coventry Conservatives, has today (Monday 16th May 2011) unveiled his Shadow Cabinet for the forthcoming year. In a sign of the growing role women are playing in public office four key roles have been allocated to female Councillors.

Coventry Conservatives Say "NO" To Homophobia And Transphobia

Coventry Conservatives will join with members of the Coventry Partnership  outside the Coventry Central Library on the 14th of May 2011 from 11am to 2pm, to stand up to hatred by saying "NO" to homophobia and transphobia. The theme for this year's commemoration of International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHoT) in Coventry is "Couples; A love story" focusing upon loving and committed side of same sex and non-gender specific significant relationships.

Local Conservatives Welcome Help for the Poorest Children through the Pupil Premium

Local Conservatives have welcomed new figures which show that disadvantaged children in Coventry are set to receive £4,273,000 this year under the Coalition government’s new ‘pupil premium’. The pupil premium is a new policy promised by both the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats before the general election last year.

Conservatives Welcome Government Pothole Money

Local Conservatives have welcomed news from the Department for Transport confirming that Coventry City Council is set to receive an additional £488,183 to help repair Coventry's roads following the damage caused by the harsh winter conditions.

It was announced in the Chancellor's Budget, unveiled on Tuesday, that £200 million will be spent in addition to the £200 Million announced in January to repair pot holes across the country which have become the bane of the lives of motorists and cyclists alike.

Conservatives Welcome Start of Street Lighting Improvements

Leading City Councillors have welcomed the start of work to improve Coventry’s street lighting and lit traffic signs. The programme will replace or upgrade almost 30,000 lighting columns during the next five years.