Cllr Gary Ridley - Group Leader

Woodlands Ward / Shadow Cabinet Member for Policy and Leadership
Gary was elected to serve the people of Woodlands Ward in May 2016, with 2016 votes! He's working hard alongside fellow Woodlands Councillors, Peter and Julia for the people of Eastern Green, Allesley Green, Mount Nod, Tile HIll and Bannerbrook Park.


Huge Greenbelt development planned for flooding hotspot

Councillors representing Woodlands ward have raised concerns at the prospect of more new housing on greenbelt land in an area which has repeatedly suffered from heavy flooding. It was recently revealed that plans are afoot to build 200 new homes on Greenbelt land off Broad Lane that straddles the Coventry/ Solihull border.

Pupils stranded by cancellation of 360° bus service say parents

The cancellation of the 360 degree bus service by the West Midlands Combined Authority will make it harder for children to get to and from the Westwood Academy. That’s according to angry parents living in Eastern Green. Critics say the replacement for the 360° bus service, the number 43, doesn’t provide an adequate service around school start and finish times.

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Cllr Jaswant Singh Birdi

Bablake Ward & Shadow Cabinet Member for Adult Services

Jaswant was elected to the City Council on 22 May 2014 to represent Bablake Ward. He is a Civil Engineer by profession. In the 2005 General Election, he contested the Coventry North East parliamentary constituency. 

Cllr Tim Sawdon

Wainbody Ward- Shadow Cabinet Member for Strategic Finance and Resources 
Tim has been selected by members to stand again in Wainbody in the May 2019 elections 

Cllr Marcus Lapsa - Deputy Chair Political

Marcus has been married to Maureen for 37 years who works in the Library service, they have one child Christina who is a global accounts director. Marcus has lived in Coventry since 1977 he has lived in Westwood ward for over 20 years.

Cllr Tarlochan Singh Jandu

Cllr Tarlochan Singh Jandu represents Bablake Ward. He iss married with two children and first arrived in the UK 50 years ago as a teenager from East Africa. He has always lived in Coventry watching the City grow and evolve over the years.