Category: Chapelfields

Fate of the Black Horse Confirmed

Follow up to the story on page 11 of the June issue: On Thursday 26 May, the council’s Planning Committee voted by a narrow 4-3 margin to approve the plan to demolish the former Black Horse pub in Spon End as part of the road widening scheme related to the Local Air Quality Action Plan. …

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Bin Strike Update

Councillors received the following email this evening. “Dear Councillor, We have been notified today by Unite that their strike involving bin lorry drivers has been postponed until the week starting 4 January 2022. We welcome this news and will continue to talk to union representatives in an attempt to lawfully resolve the issues they have …

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Waste Disposal During Strike Period

News Release from the council (shared from Cllr Bally Singh’s post): “The Council has today set out its plans to provide pop-up disposal sites to help people get rid of their waste following the news that bin lorry drivers are set to strike. The first round of strike action is set for Tuesday 21 December …

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Allesley Old Road Petition

This petition has been launched asking to further improve road safety on Allesley Old Road and roads nearby and oppose Government plans for an £8 Charging Zone in Coventry. This link is provided for information and not because ECHO is recommending that people sign (or equally that people should oppose it). These are complex issues …

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Seasonal Issue December 2021 / January 2022

The combined December and January edition of ECHO is now on sale. This bumper 40-page issue includes 3 cash prize competitions, other seasonal items and the usual range of news reports, features and events. Once more we owe a huge thank you for keeping us going during a difficult couple of years to: – our advertisers …

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LITTERBUSTERS

Hearsall Litterbusters, a community litterpicking group based in the Earlsdon/Spon End/Chapelfields areas, gather weekly to help residents make friends and build community. Following the Covid19 pandemic, the group are undertaking a 24-hour charity litterpick for Samaritans, helping to raise valuable funds so that “there’s always someone there for anyone who needs someone”. The event will …

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Double Issue

The next edition of ECHO will be our once a year double issue covering December AND January. Please contact us before the deadline date, Monday 16 November, with anything to be included for either month: articles, letters, adverts and events for the Diary (much reduced in number, sadly).

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CARTA Needs You!

The long-established CARTA (Chapelfields Area Residents’ and Traders’ Association) is looking for new blood – several of its committee have for various reasons had to stand down in recent months which means that they are seriously short-handed, with attendance figures at recent meetings being alarmingly low. They meet on the first Wednesday of every month …

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