Healthwatch Coventry is holding an open meeting for Coventry people at Queens Road Baptist Church Centre from 9.45am until 1pm on 16 July. Here are the details:
Join our conversation about what the local NHS should do to help people live well and get better support. NHS plans suggest lots of different approaches and priorities – but what do you think?
Healthwatch Coventry is focused on the views and experiences of local people about health and care services and wants to hear from you. We will also update on our work listening to local people.
Come along if you:
- live in Coventry or use health or care services in Coventry
- are involved in a local voluntary, community or self-help group or a faith organisation
- work in NHS and care services
Find out more or book your place at:
Phone: 7622 0381 (option 3)
National Express Coventry are conducting a consultation on possible bus route changes to be implemented in September. This would be the first major revision of services for 7 years. Routes affected, serving Earlsdon, Chapelfields, Spon End and Hearsall Common could include the numbers 5, 10, 11, 18, 19 and 23. However some of these changes may only affect parts of these routes around the city centre and where the route continues beyond the city centre. For more details, and to have your say before the plans are finalised in mid-July, go to the website:
Bus Proposals and Consultation
Eaton Road will be subject to weekend closures (from Station Square to Warwick Road) for works by Western Power Distribution, from Friday night to Monday morning on the following dates:
• Friday 14 June at 20.00 until Monday 17 June at 06.00
• Friday 21 June at 20.00 until Monday 24 June at 06.00
• Friday 28 June at 20.00 until Monday 1 July at 06.00
The adjacent Warwick Road (southbound) will also have a nearside lane closure in place from the junction with Eaton Road to the Central Six island at the latter stages of these works in order to facilitate the works.
We are constantly looking for more volunteers to contribute to ECHO.
We particularly need someone to help with our coverage of planning issues. This might suit someone who has working experience in planning, property or construction but the main requirements are an eye for detail, enthusiasm and a genuine interest in the area.
Equally anyone who can take on some of the general workload would be a welcome addition to the team.
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Our apologies to Jazz Coventry, for whom an old advert appeared in the June issue by mistake. This is the correct advert.
The formal submission for planning permission to redevelop the above site in Albany Road has been made.
Although a decision is not expected from the City Council until July, the consultation period ends on 6 June.
For more details, and to register comments, go to Planning Portal
Prior to launching our full volunteer programme, we are looking for four enthusiastic Community Evaluators to play an important role in evaluating the impact of cultural activity in local communities, across the city.
You will be working within communities undertaking surveys, conducting face-to-face interviews, collecting other data, and developing your own evaluation methods to assess the impact of the work being undertaken. Full training will be provided at the start of the programme and you will be mentored throughout the process by the wider evaluation team at the Coventry City of Culture Trust.
Tuesday 16 April 2019, 7.30pm Royal Oak Public House (Garden Room).
All NENA Residents welcome.
Our local Councillors, Cllr Taylor, Andrews and Sandhu will be at the meeting to answer any questions that people have about the local area. Questions have already been raised from the NENA community about the Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points and parking spaces, MotoFest Council arrangements,
Friargate/Station developments, local Crime (Cars, drugs). Please do come along and join the discussion.
Also on the Agenda will be the:
• Councillors’ Question time.
• STREET SALE, to be held on Sunday 9 June. Please do help with the organising (a planning meeting to be held Tuesday 23 April) get in touch at by responding to this email.
• Tea Party and band in Spencer Park on Sunday 14 July 2 to 5pm. Volunteers, raffle prizes and cake entries needed.
• Other NENA 10 year celebrations.
Karen, Zilpha, Chris, Esther, Paola – NENA Committee
Earlsdon Festival takes place on Monday 6 May, with fringe events starting on 28 April.
You can download a copy of this year’s programme here.
The Friends of the War Memorial Park are in the process of organising events leading up to the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Park in July 2021, coinciding with the City of Culture year, and hope to have monthly events, starting in July 2020 and leading up to a really big event in July 2021.
They hope that the Crazy Golf facility will be opening during May/June this year. This will be situated near to the Tennis Pavilion on the area which is presently used as the Putting Green, and hopefully this will attract a wide variety of users, especially families, so keep a look-out for this.
During this year they to have a more regular programme of events in the park and events this month are as follows:
Saturday 7 April 2pm-4pm – Easter Crafts for all ages, Visitors’ Centre.
Saturday 27 April 2pm-4pm – St George’s Day event to include brass band and craftwork – Visitors’ Centre.
Our apologies that the above information was accidentally omitted from the April issue.