From Earlsdon

Coffee Shop Plans – correction / clarification

Following up yesterday’s item on the plans for a coffee shop in the former NatWest Bank in Earlsdon Street, we stated in that post that the toilets would be on the first floor, raising access issues. Prompted by a reader’s comment, we have checked again – one version of the plans shows a single ground …

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Another Coffee Shop?

A planning application (ref. FUL/2018/0138) has been made to turn the former NatWest bank in Earlsdon Street into a coffee shop with seating for 60-80 people on the ground floor which would be open Monday to Sunday 9am to 11pm. The plans show a kitchen and details are given for fume extraction etc. but there …

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Christmas Star Shines Once More

In a short ceremony this morning, attended by a small but hardy group in freezing conditions, the refurbished Christmas Star at Hearsall Baptist Church was switched on re-dedicated in memory of all those people who have contributed to its design, maintenance and operation over more than half a century. The star has come to be …

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Lloyds Bank email Address Error in ECHO

We have realised that there was an error in the address for Matthew Harris in the November issue. We printed Matthew.MFHarris@lloydsbanking.com It should have been Matthew.MF.Harris@lloydsbanking.com – i.e. there are 2 full stops in his name. Our apologies to anyone who has had an email returned as undeliverable.

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‘THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS’ at the Criterion Theatre

Written by Alan Bennet (adapted from the novel by Kenneth Grahame) and directed by Bill Butler. Saturday 1st to Saturday 8th December 2018. There will be a matinee performance at 2pm on Saturday 8th December “Believe me, my young friend, there is absolutely nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. …

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Farewell to World War Two Veteran Frank

A fitting tribute from the Coventry Telegraph to Frank Knee, a WW2 veteran and one of their own long serving employees who was a long time resident of the ECHO area, in Mount Street and then Canley Road. Any Coventry RFC fans above a certain age would know of his son Paul and nephew Russ …

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Two Plays from Phoenix Players

Phoenix Players have been working very hard over the last few weeks set decorating, learning lines and rehearsing. Unfortunately two of their cast had to drop out due to injury, both taking ‘break a leg’ a little too literally. They wish John and Maria a speedy recovery and hope that they will be rejoining the …

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Public Meeting on Land Concerns

A planning application to build houses on the land on Albany Road, behind Earlsdon Primary School, has been submitted a number of times in the past. Many parents and other residents are concerned about the impact on children if such an application is successful. Some parents, together with the Head Teacher and Chair of Governors …

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Warwickshire Open Studios

Warwickshire Open Studios 2018 runs from 16 June to 1 July. Several artists from Earlsdon and Chapelfields will be exhibiting their work in the area. These include: Ali Perry (glass, jewellery & silversmithing), Brenda Hillier (painting), Emma O’Brien (illustration and textiles), Judith Yates (painting), Emma Gluyas (textiles), Adam Hussain (glass), Sarah Howarth (mixed media) and …

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