Coventry news and blogs Thursday 24 May 2018
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Tactile Textiles 

26 May

A weekend all about textile crafts.


Saxophone evening with May and Hill 

25 May

Enjoy the music as they bring you classics from the 'Great American Songbook' and beyond.


Spon Street subway spring clean volunteer call 

23 May

A clean up of Spon Street subway will take place next Tuesday 29 May with drinks and snacks provided for all who help out.


Coventry city centre parking scheme is enforceable 

23 May

Expert legal advice regarding the restricted parking scheme across Coventry city centre has confirmed the scheme remains enforceable.


Fairy and Pixie Trail 

23 May

Come and find the fairies hiding in the park .


Slides set to arrive at city’s new waterpark 

22 May

Coventry’s new £36.7million city centre waterpark will be making its latest splash as the venue’s thrill-ride slides arrive this week.


Coventry events for Dementia Action Week 

22 May

Coventry’s Cabinet Member for Adult Services is urging people to be a part of the Dementia Action Week.


LaunchPad: Unique 12 hour Startup Accelerator and Dragon’s Den Type Session 

19 May

Are you planning to launch a new service or product? Are you looking for your first customer? Do you need investment? We will help you launch during a unique program that lasts only 12 hours.


Coventry Libraries are looking for young volunteers this summer 

18 May

Coventry libraries are looking for volunteers aged 14 to 18 who enjoy spending time with young children to help staff run the ‘Mischief Makers’ Summer Reading Challenge 2018.


Making travel plans for BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend 

18 May

BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend is getting close so it’s time for ticket-holders to plan their journeys to and from the event site.


Disability Living Allowance : Making an effective claim 

18 May

Free Parent Session - Disability Living Allowance : Making an effective Claim...


Evening with Annette Gregory 

18 May

Annette Gregory is a jazz singer who is blessed with incredible vocal tones that are rich, smooth and full of soul.


City welcomes new Lord Mayor 

17 May

Councillor John Blundell was today sworn in as Coventry’s Lord Mayor at a ceremony in the Cathedral.


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FixMyStreet »

Car left for five months , on bricks with wheel missing and not taxed or mot’d, 23rd May 

23 May

Taking up a parking spot on a busy road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 24 Victory Road, Coventry Report on FixMyStreet...


6 inch pothole across road, 22nd May 

22 May

Large and deep pothole, 6 inch deep, 18 inches long and 8 inches wide.


Lane markings are worn., 20th May 

20 May

Lane markings are worn.


Long grass, 19th May 

19 May

The grass on the Styvechale estate has not been cut for some time.


Heap of rubbish outside 70 Webster Street, 16th May 

16 May

There has been a big nasty heap of rubbish, oil drums, food wrappers, plastic tubs, etc etc on the patch outside 70 Webster Street for months! Can the proprietors be told to clean up their act or if it's the street can the council please...


Health hazard, 16th May 

16 May

Extensive drug paraphernalia and used needles as well as general rubbish at rear of Salvation Army.


Various potholes, 16th May 

16 May

Various potholes at the start of the road been there for some time, getting bigger Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 3 Blackberry Lane, Coventry Report on FixMyStreet...


Abandoned car, 15th May 

15 May

A grey Volvo car with flat tyres, rusty brakes, broken windscreen it is filled with boxes been left parked half on the pavement for weeks.


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LocalGov blogs »
  • NHS reforms have failed to take the politics out of the NHS – new report
    23 May 18
    The creation of NHS England has failed to take the politics out of healthcare provision in England, argues a new report from the Institute for Government and The King’s Fund.
  • Statement in response to publication of Single Departmental Plans
    23 May 18
    Gavin Freeguard, Programme Director and Head of Data and Transparency at the Institute for Government, responds to today’s publication of the Government’s Single Departmental Plans.
  • Tackling social isolation requires an intergenerational response
    23 May 18
    Whilst recent events have placed emphasis on generational differences– particularly between millennials and older baby-boomers – intergenerational Homeshare schemes are addressing a problem that cuts across the perceived generational divide…
  • The problem with prevention
    22 May 18
    Prevention has become a bit of a buzzword. As public services struggle to meet demand alongside widespread funding cuts, increasingly people are recognising the need to focus on the factors that lead people to these services in the first place…
  • The first GovTech Fund competition is now live and open for applications
    17 May 18
    At Sprint 18 last week, Oliver Dowden MP CBE, Minister for Implementation, launched the first competition of the £20 million GovTech Fund. The competition, which will aim to address the Home Office’s ‘Daesh’ challenge, is now open for applications…
  • How we write guidance for the Service Manual
    17 May 18
    The way government thinks about services is changing and so is the way we write guidance for the Service Manual. Here’s what we’ve done so far on our new guidance model and what’s coming up next.
  • Guardian Public Service Awards 2018: entry form
    16 May 18
    Use these forms to enter our nine project categories and to nominate someone for the leadership excellence award Categories and criteria Key dates How to enter Nominate your public servant of the year Submit your entry for the 2018 Guardian…
  • Guardian Public Service Awards 2018: sponsors
    16 May 18
    Find out more about this year’s sponsors, whose support makes the Guardian Public Service Awards possible We couldn’t run the Public Service Awards without support from our partners. Here are details of the organisations sponsoring this year…
  • Guardian Public Service Awards 2018: categories and criteria
    16 May 18
    Our judges are looking for the best teams and projects from central and local government, housing, health, social care and the voluntary sector Key dates and FAQs How to enter Entry form Now in their 15th year, the Guardian Public Service …



NHS »

Unsung heroes – NHS 70 Stories – Betty 

18 May

This is the moment that 94-year-old Betty met twins Maggie and Harry.


Unsung heroes – Mick 

18 May

The NHS turns 70 this year and we know that it wouldn’t be the institution that it is today, without the people behind it.


Operating Department Practitioner Day 

14 May

Today is national Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) Day and here at UHCW we just want to say a big thank you to them for the work they do.


National breast cancer screening recall 

3 May

You may have seen in the national news that up to 309,000 women across the country aged between 70 and 79 will be offered the opportunity for a catch-up NHS breast screening test this year.


Alethea supports campaign to get patients up and moving 

19 Apr

93-year-old Alethea knows only too well the benefits of getting out of her hospital bed and getting dressed.


Things are hotting up for our physios! 

19 Apr

As the temperature is set to soar on Sunday at the London Marathon, physiotherapists from University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust are getting ready to support runners.


New information folders helping patients at their bedside 

16 Apr

New patient information folders are now available at bedsides at University Hospital in Coventry, and the Hospital of St Cross in Rugby.


Recognise your NHS heroes at annual UHCW staff awards 

10 Apr

Hollywood royalty may have celebrating their Oscars wins last month, but a local hospital Trust is looking to recognise NHS stars at its very own OSCA ceremony.


CQC in summary 

5 Apr

If you would like more information on the CCQ such as: CQC in Summary What do CQC Do? Key Questions/ Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOE) Services Ratings Please click here.


Patients invited to have their say at new University Hospital Involvement Hub 

3 Apr

A new Involvement Hub has now opened in the main entrance of the University Hospital in Coventry.


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FOI »

Total Agency School spend 

23 May

Response by Coventry City Council to Siobhan on 23 May 2018 .


Looked after children 2017 

23 May

Response by Coventry City Council to Christina Savage on 23 May 2018 .


Looked after children 2017 

23 May

Follow up sent to Coventry City Council by Christina Savage on 23 May 2018 .


HRS and Employability Contracts 

22 May

Response by Coventry City Council to M Makam on 22 May 2018 .


Eden Girls School Admissions to Year-7; September 2018 

21 May

Response by Coventry City Council to Mrs S Awan on 21 May 2018 .


Roads compensation 1990-2015 inclusive 

21 May

Response by Coventry City Council to Gemma Partridge on 21 May 2018 .


Roads compensation 1990-2015 inclusive 

19 May

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Gemma Partridge on 19 May 2018 .


Measures to help increase, encourage and aid electric vehicles and associated technology 

18 May

Response by Coventry City Council to Thomas Pemberton on 18 May 2018 .


Capita Contracts and risks 

16 May

Response by Coventry City Council to Mary Redman on 16 May 2018 .


Banned from Council contact 

16 May

Response by Coventry City Council to John McDevitt on 16 May 2018 .


Banned from Council contact 

15 May

Request sent to Coventry City Council by John McDevitt on 15 May 2018 .


Capita Contracts and risks 

15 May

Response by Coventry City Council to Mary Redman on 15 May 2018 .


Capita Contracts and risks 

15 May

Internal review request sent to Coventry City Council by Mary Redman on 15 May 2018 .


Use of agency social workers 

14 May

Response by Coventry City Council to Jim Ward on 14 May 2018 .


Empty commercial properties 

14 May

Response by Coventry City Council to Sam James on 14 May 2018 .


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Westminster »

Income Tax | HM Treasury | Written Answers 

21 Jul

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to treat carried interest profits on investment fund income as liable for income tax.


Unmanned Air Vehicles | Ministry of Defence | Written Answers 

20 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the use of unmanned remotely piloted aircraft systems as part of future UK defence capability; and if he will make a statement.


Small Businesses: Certification Quality Marks | Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Written Answers 

20 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make an assessment of the effect on small businesses of them meeting CE marking requirements on their products; and if he will make a statement.


Diabetes: Health Education | Department of Health | Written Answers 

20 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has spent on diabetes awareness advertisements in each of the last five years.


Diabetes: Health Services | Department of Health | Written Answers 

20 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of nationwide diabetes treatment and prevention strategies; and if he will make a statement.


Employment and Support Allowance | Department for Work and Pensions | Written Answers 

20 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the financial statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 8 July 2015, Official Report, column 334, what the value will be of the new funding to provide additional support...


Housing: Shortages | Department for Communities and Local Government | Written Answers 

16 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 2 July 2015 to Question 5507, what recent representations he has received from local authorities on shortages in (a) social and (b) private housing...


Motor Vehicles: Innovation | Department for Transport | Written Answers 

16 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2015 to Question 5101, what representations his Department has received from automotive manufacturers on the future rollout of autonomous vehicles on UK roads.


Electric Vehicles | Department for Transport | Written Answers 

16 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2015 to Question 5102, what funding his Department plans to make available to promote the construction of charging points for electric cars over the next five years...


Motor Vehicles: Exports | Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Written Answers 

16 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent representations he has received from automotive manufacturers on promoting UK automotive exports.


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