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GODIVA FESTIVAL 2018 DATES ANNOUNCED

The Godiva Festival, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, is moving to a new date this summer. Festival organisers today announced the event will this year be held in the War Memorial Park from 31 August to 2 September. Contrary to what people may have heard on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire, this is NOT …

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Mayfield Road HiMO Plan Reaction

Nearby residents are objecting strongly to a planning application to create a House in Multiple Occupation (HiMO) in Mayfield Road. The plan is to turn the premises at 47a Mayfield Road and 3 Mickleton Road from retail shop and dwelling into a 9 bedroom HiMO and extend the existing outbuilding at the first floor and …

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Cabling Works – latest

Here’s the latest on the cabling works being carried out by Western Power Distribution. Works at the junction of Beechwood Avenue and Kenilworth are continuing, with normal access from Kenilworth Road but a diversion along Warwick Avenue/Earlsdon Avenue for traffic going in the other direction. This is expected to last another 2 weeks. The contractors …

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ECHO Prize Competitions

Just a reminder that you still have a few days left to submit your entries for the various prize competitions which appear in the current issue of ECHO. These are the Wordsearch, the Quiz of the Year and the Aspire Style Competition. The deadline for entries is Friday 5 January. The postal and email addresses …

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Coombe Abbey Pub Plan Update

There have been some minor changes to the planning application for the Coombe Abbey Inn in Craven Street (ref. FUL/2017/2349). The plan is still for 14 bedsits over 3 floors with ground floor extension at the rear. However the comment from a City Council Senior Planning Officer to a representative of CARTA was “The changes …

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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 …

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Plan Submitted for ex Car Showroom

A planning application (ref. FUL/2017/2280) has been submitted to redevelop the former Albany Motors site at 75-77 Albany Road. (The city council has refused permission for the current use as a carpet showroom). The new proposal is for the demolition of the existing buildings, removal of the existing hardstanding and the erection of a three …

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New Bin System

Tomorrow, Tuesday 12th September, is the first day of the new bin collection system which affects not only the frequency of collections of the three different bins but also, for many people, the day of the week. You should have had a printed calendar but if not you can check Here to see if your …

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