Contract Success for CWCT

Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce Training (CWCT) are celebrating their success in securing a government contract with the Education and Skills Agency to support non-apprenticeship levy paying businesses with apprenticeship training, including recruiting new talent, up-skilling their existing workforce and ensuring that apprenticeships offer a valuable skills solution to support business growth.

Starting in January 2018, Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber Training will be working closely with employers, identifying their skills needs and designing apprenticeships which are tailored around business needs.

In what was a highly competitive tendering round, Chamber Training used its vast experience of delivering high quality apprenticeships across Coventry and Warwickshire.

Sally Lucas, Executive Director of Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber Training, said, “We are excited at the prospect of working closely with employers, supporting them to access apprenticeships with ease, train new and existing staff and gain a business return on their investment”.

Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce Training (CWCT) is one of the largest providers of apprenticeships and wider vocational training and development in Coventry & Warwickshire with over 30 years experience. The team of advisers have a long track record in supporting businesses, working in partnership to design and develop relevant training solutions.

To find out more, call CWCT’s Business Development Team on 024 7623 1122 or email

Belgrade Gets Crafty With Earlsdon Women’s Institute For Relaxed Panto Performance

The Belgrade Theatre has teamed up with Earlsdon Women’s Institute and the West Midlands Federation of Women’s Institutes to create a number of twiddle muffs , hand muffs with attachments to fiddle with, for their first ever relaxed pantomime performance.

Source: Belgrade Gets Crafty With Earlsdon Women’s Institute For Relaxed Panto Performance

Christmas Photo Sessions at the Juice House

The Juice House will spread some last minute Christmas Magic Sunday 17 and Monday 18 December, when Nina Freeman Photography turning the premises into a Christmas themed photography studio.

Each session costs £60 and includes:
– 30 minute photography shoot
– 2 x digital “Christmas window” images
– 3 x digital Christmas themed studio images

Take your pyjamas for that cosy feel. If you would like to bring a second outfit then bring your Christmas best. The Christmas window scene images are digitally enhanced as shown in the photo.

The sessions are suitable for all children, babies who are able to sit unaided, sibling groups and families, with a maximum of 4 people per shoot.

Contact The Juice House on 7627 3676 to book a slot.

25 Years at the Nursery Tavern

Chapelfields’ Nursery Tavern first opened its doors in 1865 and was taken over in 1992 by Harry Minton and St John Berisford, who have since worked to create the welcoming community pub and music venue that we now enjoy.
Everyone is invited to join them at the Lord Street hostelry from 8pm on Saturday 25 November to celebrate their 25 years, when there will be free food on offer, with most drinks priced at £2.50 each.
There will also be music, which will be provided by singer/songwriter Dan Gascoigne.

Cable Works Underway

Cable laying works on behalf of Western Power Distribution began in Beechwood Avenue on 8 November.

They are working from the Kenilworth Road end and there is a section of road with single file traffic and traffic lights at the junction with Warwick Avenue/Stoneleigh Avenue. A section of the footpath on the Warwick Avenue side is also closed.

The works from Kenilworth Road to Hearsall Common are expected to take 12 weeks and are being carried out by O’Connor Utilities; in case of difficulty their helpline number is 0845 3308615.

Craft & Christmas Fair for Alzheimer’s Society

This takes place on Tuesday 7 November 7pm – 9pm at Standard Triumph Club, Herald Avenue – Christmas gifts & decorations, handmade crafts & knits, cards & calendars, books, cakes, home made jams & preserves, jewellery, beauty & skincare and lots more. Free admission.