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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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Competition for City of Culture 2021 Launched

The bid is now formally underway after Matt Hancock, Minister of State responsible for digital and culture policy at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, officially launched the competition in Hull. The Coventry City of Culture Trust has been working on a bid for more than a year and now knows key dates and …

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Fostering in Coventry

The Council’s Fostering Team is running a New Year campaign to highlight the urgent need for more people to open their hearts and homes to Coventry children in 2017. Fostering means that you care for a child or children in your home, providing a safe, nurturing and positive environment. No specific qualifications or experiences are …

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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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Albany Theatre Trust

A message from David Meredith, Chair, Albany Theatre Trust to supporters: I am thrilled to report that the threat to the Albany Theatre’s future has been lifted thanks to a pledge of critically important support from Coventry City Council for our exciting development plans. As you probably know, our long-term future has been in doubt …

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Christmas hampers appeal

Payne Associates is working with Age UK to collect food and drink to provide Christmas hampers for vulnerable and lonely people.  If you would like to make a donation, pop into the Earlsdon office at 221 Albany Road and they will pass it on to Age UK for distribution.  All donations must be received by …

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