Cub Leader Needed

Tom Radford is asking for your help. In September, he steps down as a Cub Scout Leader and wants to find a replacement for himself to continue Wednesday Cubs. Can you help or do you know someone who could?
There is more information on these leaflets.

Myton Hospices Shop Needs Volunteers

Volunteers are wanted for the new Myton Hospices shop opening in Earlsdon Street at the end of March. Do you have 4-6 hours per week to spare and have a passion for retail? Go along to their recruitment session on Wednesday 14th March between 11am and 2pm at the Maudslay pub, Allesley Old Road, and meet shop manager Lorraine to find out more.

Bethel Service Cancelled

As per page 3 of the March ECHO, the Commissioning Service for Bethel Church’s new building on Spon End, was due to take place tomorrow, 3 March, at 2pm. Unfortunately this has had to be cancelled.

Cabling Work Progresses

The contractors working for Western Power Distribution have completed the directional drilling from Beechwood Avenue under Kenilworth Road and into the War Memorial Park and they are now in the process of connecting the ducts. The one lane closure and diversion at that junction should now be removed by 23 February. The next phase of the cabling works, the pulling of the cables through the ducting from Hearsall Common through the War Memorial Park is due to take place during March but as yet no dates are available. Further update information will be published in the March issue, on our Facebook page and here on our website.


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 the August Bank Holiday Weekend, it is a week after that.

The move is a result of last week’s announcement that Coventry has been chosen as the English host for BBC Music presents The Biggest Weekend on 27 and 28 May.

That would give less than six weeks until the traditional Godiva weekend in July and organisers said the park will need time to recover so it can be at its best to welcome the crowds who flock to the Festival every year.

With the dates now set, event organisers are hard at work scheduling bands and programming the weekend.

People can keep up to date with the latest news for Godiva Festival 2018 by following @godivafestival on Twitter and Facebook, or seeing

Any businesses or potential sponsors looking to be a part of the event, should contact the Council’s Marketing Team on 024 7683 2466, and anyone looking to book a food, charity, craft or promotional stall should use to register their interest.

Gas Works

Starting Friday 9 February there will be temporary parking and traffic arrangements in the Rochester Road area to enable gas mains works to be carried out. Diversion routes will be signposted and the works are expected to take up to three months. The roads affected are Palmerston Road, Radcliffe Road, Rochester Road (between Radcliffe Road and Beechwood Avenue) and St. Andrew’s Road.

We hope to provide more details in the March issue of ECHO.

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 convert it into 2 self contained one bedroom flats. The proposal would take another family home out of the community and add to the transient population as well as making the existing parking problems even worse. There is a petition at Wint’s Wines in Mayfield Road.

You can view the plans (ref. FUL/2017/3242) on the city council website by going to the planning portal. If you wish to comment on these plans the deadline is very soon – Thursday 8 February