Cllr Mattie Heaven (Deputy Chair Membership)

I have lived in Coventry almost all my life, and have seen this beautiful city grow and evolve over the years. During my time in Coventry, I have had the chance to explore various professional and community service sectors; from running my own business, to working with people suffering from mental health issues. My community interactions have allowed me to personally experience the strengths of our community, and get a deeper understanding of the concerns of the people.   

The safety of our community is one of my top priorities. With the help of my educational background in the field of Crime and Deviance, and my experience of working to prevent extremism and violence, I hope to shed light on critical issues such as hate-crime, and work with the Police to ensure the safety of our community. 

I believe in equal opportunities for all, and strongly support our local small & medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which can help create more jobs and ensure a sustainable future.

As a passionate resident and active volunteer, I want to preserve the innate values of peace and reconciliation, which Coventry is renowned for. As the ‘City of Culture’, Coventry’s rich diversity can be the driving force for the advancement of our community, and I believe that this can be achieved through community-driven solutions and community engagement programmes. I aim to help improve inter-cultural dialogue and bring people together to create a stronger and more prosperous community.  

See Also

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.