From Earlsdon

Update: Another Earlsdon HIMO?

The final deadline is 31 January for comments or objections to the change of use from an elderly residential care home into a house in multiple occupation for 21 students. This follows an earlier post on the ECHO Website To date, over 340 people have signed a petition against the planning application for a change …

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Road Resurfacing – Poplar Road

Resurfacing in Poplar Road between number 19 and number 97 will shortly begin. This is phase 3 of the works. This work is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 24 January and will take approximately one working day to complete. To enable the work to be carried out safely and quickly the council need to …

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Another Earlsdon HIMO?

Five households in the residential area below St Barbara’s Church received an unwelcome Christmas letter informing them of a planning application which if approved would significantly change the nature of that local community. The application is to change a residential elderly care home to a house of multiple occupation for 21 students.  Conversation between neighbours …

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Earlsdon Residents’ Community Farm Success

Five Acre Community Farm is celebrating 5 years of producing organic, seasonal veg grown on Coventry’s doorstep at Ryton Gardens. The project founded in 2011 by Transition Coventry has grown from strength to strength with the help of Earlsdon residents Jo Rathbone and Rachel Ward who form part of the committee. Jo says “Earlsdon has, …

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Lean Body Vision celebrated

Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities. The day itself takes place on the first Saturday in December each year. Lean Body Vision, run by Hannah Johnson, was chosen as one of the featured 100 …

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Cancelled: The Tin at St. Mary Magdalen Church

The Tin’s music showcase at St. Mary Magdalen Church (part of the How Great Festival) that was to have taken place tomorrow, 7 October, has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. The showcase will instead take place at the Tin Music and Arts, Canal Basin, on 24 January 2017, when Nicky Ager, Suzy-Indygo, Jake Melles …

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Historical Talk

On Friday 23 September, 7pm, at Earlsdon Methodist Church, there is an open meeting organised by the Earlsdon Research Group: The Beginning of Earlsdon and the Freehold Land Society, a talk by David Fry, the Warwickshire historian whose publications include ‘The Coventry We Have Lost’ books 1 and 2. Cost £3, concessions £2; refreshments and …

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Get Set for Godiva

This article appeared in the June 2016 issue. It is posted here for reference. This year’s Godiva Festival is set to take place in the War Memorial Park between 1 and 3 July.  The UK’s largest free festival will feature a full bill of live music alongside funfairs, crafts, charity and community information and other …

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Help the Tin double its donations

The Tin Music and Arts is a local charity that is based at Coventry’s Canal Basin. Among the many things that it supports across the city are music events in ECHO’s area, including the monthly The Tin at the Nursery sessions and occasional concerts at St Mary Magdalen Church and the Criterion Theatre. All day today, Thursday …

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