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Your community venue ...

The Ricoh Arena Community Space, which was a planning requirement for the Arena Development and opened in 2006, offers first class room hire with associated facilities and services to community and voluntary groups both locally and city wide.  The Charity is currently promoting use of The Ricoh Arena Community Space to all community and voluntary groups for their autumn and winter activities.

 

To make a booking or more information contact 07766 142238 or email: info@ricohcommunity.co.uk

 

The Ricoh Arena Community Space - leaflet 2016 [1].pdf

 

 

National Deaf Children's Society

Thursday 10th March 2016

Healthy Minds - Training to Professionals

Healthy Minds - Coventry 10 March 2016  [pdf]

For more information please visit: 

http://www.ndcs.org.uk/professional_support/courses_and_events





Christmas and Vintage Toy and Doll Fair - 2nd November 2013, 10.00am - 4.00pm 

The Ricoh Arena Community Space

Open to the public 10.00am until 4.00pm

Admission 50p Adults, accompanied children free.

Toys of yester year, Dolls, Model Cars, Original Cards, Teddy Bears and Jars of Sweets, Gifts, Refreshments and much more ... !

For more information or to book a stand please contact: Mary or Caroline on 07432 441559 or 07804 154471.

 

Archery Indoors - Archery Sessions at The Ricoh Arena Community Space ... 
... more dates now available in October, November and December 2013
 
Why not try something new this autumn ... ! 
Indoor archery sessions are taking place at The Ricoh Arena Community Space weekly from 2nd September, 7.00pm - 8.30pm.  Costs are £5.00 Adult per session 16 years+ and £4.00 per session Under 16 years.  To book your session contact: Mary or Caroline on 07432 441559 or 07804 154471.
 
Coventry City Council Review of Neighbourhood Services
Coventry City Council is running a consultation on the Review of Neighbourhood Working Services. 
They would like to invite you to take part in this consultation.  To view the background information and other supporting documentation, please follow this link: http://www.coventry.gov.uk/neighbourhoodworking  

From this webpage, you will find a link to their online survey.  The survey closes on the 26th August 2013.

 

COVENTRY CITY LEGENDS V MIDLAND ALLSTARS ...
Charity Match at the Ricoh Arena,
Sunday 11th August, KO 2.00pm
More information can be found on the Ricoh Arena's website here.
 

Tommy Wilson's Fun Fair ...

... will be on Car Park C, Ricoh Arena, Wednesday 5th June - Sunday 9th June 2013

 

COVENTRY TRANSPORT MUSEUM – GALLERY DESIGN WORKSHOPS ...

Coventry Transport Museum has received a grant of £4.6 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The grant will re-energise Coventry Transport Museum’s galleries, creating a world class visitor experience that will provide enhanced opportunities for people to learn about, and get involved with Coventry’s rich heritage. In addition, the funding will allow the Old Grammar School to be sympathetically conserved, revitalised and brought back into use as an exhibition, event and education space for the Museum, securing the future of this Grade I listed building.

 

The project aims to be completed by April 2015, and as well as creating lively and entertaining galleries, it wants to involve the community in contributing to their design and development and ensure that these new spaces reflect the people and achievements that built Coventry and who live in Coventry today. 

 

As an important community group, we would like to invite your members to participate in an activity workshop and would appreciate your assistance in recruiting attendees. We are looking for approximately 8-10 people per session. All sessions will be led by Jura Consultants at the Coventry Transport Museum (Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry CV1 1JD) and will take approximately 2 hours. The sessions will explore how the new galleries can be designed and interpreted and how the museum can represent the community’s story within the displays. This will include:

  • Touring the galleries
  • Giving feedback on what is good  

                    and what needs improvement

  • Suggesting themes and topics
  • Selecting objects that you’d most like

                    to see displayed

 

The following sessions are available:

Thursday 27th June

Friday 28th June

General Public Session

Morning – 11am to 1pm

Access Issues Session

Morning – 10am to 12pm

Access Issues Session

Afternoon – 3pm to 5pm

General Public Session

Afternoon – 2pm to 4pm

Young People’s Session (aged 13-24)

Evening – 6pm to 8pm

 

 

Those who would like to participate should contact Cherisse Buchan at Jura Consultants to book their place. Please call 0131 440 6750 or email admin@jura-consultants.co.uk with ‘Coventry Transport Museum Workshop’ in the subject line. When you RSVP, please specify which date and time you would prefer to attend. Please feel free to forward this invitation on to anyone else who might be interested in participating. 

 

Consultation on future of services for victims of crime ends 31st May 2013 ...

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Bob Jones has launched a major consultation on the future of services for victims of crime.  For more information and to take part in the consultation visit our Consultations page here.

 

Warning - recent scams

Details of a recent scam that have been reported to Coventry Trading Standards.   Earlier Alerts can be found at www.coventry.gov.uk/scams

 

Coventry Trading Standards have received a number of reports involving individuals going door to door offering householders new free boilers and/or home insulation, the latest report being in Chapelfields.  

 

The callers claim they require the consumers full personal details including names, addresses, dates of birth, national insurance numbers and have also requested copies / photographs of letters regarding benefits entitlements in order to make the necessary arrangements. In many of the reported cases these individuals are not supplying any of their business details in return.   Such requests should be treated with extreme caution especially when consumers have no way of checking whether the callers are from a bona fide company. Giving personal details to strangers at the door could lead to increased risks of identity theft or other frauds.

 

Trading Standards would urge residents not to run the risk of dealing with strangers at the door especially if asked for their personal details.  If you are concerned about traders going door to door or need consumer advice please call the Citizens Advice consumer service: 08454 04 05 06

 
Welfare Reform - 'Pop Up' Shop
Benefits and Tax Credits are changing - are you ready for the national welfare reform changes?

This is an opportunity for you to find out more about Welfare Reform and how it might affect you....

Partners within the Coventry Partnership including the Council, Whitefriars Housing, Citizens' Advice Bureau and the Coventry law Centre are working together to ensure that residents of the city know about these Welfare Reform changes including:

Under-occupancy (sometimes called the bedroom tax)
Council Tax and Housing Benefits
Changes to Disability Living Allowance
Personal Independence Payments
Money and Debt Advice
How to cut your energy bills and keep your home warm

 

The city centre 'pop up' shop will be opening in: Cathedral Lanes Shopping Centre,10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Monday 18th March to Friday 22nd March, 2013.  If you would like information and advice on these changes then please come along.

 

Coventry Community Cohesion Awards 2013

Are you a community group or organisation which has built up community cohesion in Coventry?

If you are Coventry Partnership and Coventry Ethnic Minority Action Partnership (CEMAP) together, want to hear from you ... and celebrate how your work has generated positive community relations.

The Awards will be judged in five categories:

1. Voluntary/Community - activities run by large voluntary or community organisations (income above £50,000 per annum)

2. Voluntary/Community - activities run by small voluntary or community groups (income below £50,000 per annum)

3. Public Sector - activities run by the public sector

4. Young People – activities run and led by young people aged 18 and under

5. Private Sector – activities where private sector is working with communities.

 

For more details visit www.coventrypartnership.com or call 024 7683 2939 or e-mail admin@coventrypartnership.com Closing date for entries is Friday 19 April at 5pm.

 

 

Healthwatch Consultation Meeting, 1st March 2013, Diamond Room 2, Council House, Coventry

A meeting about the Council's consultation on the proposals for Healthwatch Coventry - which will replace the Coventry LINk from April 2013. The meeting is on 1st March at 10.00am (tea and coffee from 9.30) in the Council House in Diamond Room 2.

 

The attached leaflet about the consultation includes a questionnaire for more information (the questionnaire can also be completed online at www.coventry.gov.uk/healthwatchcoventry

 

For more information or to register your attendance please contact:

Bob Marriott, Involvement, Access and Partnerships Officer, Adult Social Care,

Community Services Directorate,

Lower Studio, Civic Centre 2,

Earl Street, Coventry CV1 5RS

Tel: 024 7683 3392

 
 
AN AFTERNOON WITH MARK WOOD
Coventry born Polar Explorer and Adventurer
Free event at The RICOH ARENA COMMUNITY Space
Thursday 8th November 2012, 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Free Buffet Lunch & Refreshments and Free Transport– from the Unicorn Social Club, Holbrook Lane and Hen Lane Social Club, Beacon Road, Holbrooks


 

Dance to Bollywood and Bhangra and raise money for British Red Cross

Sunday 7 October 2012 - 3:30pm – 5:00pm, Pure Gym, Sky Dome, Croft Road, Coventry www.puregym.com/gyms/coventry  £2 members £3 non-members (all money donated), 18+ only.  What to wear?: Comfortable, exercise clothing and footwear. Places are limited. For more information or to book your place please telephone: Tripta Prashar on 07580 502627or email: triptared@gmail.com

Non-members must complete the Pure Gym health questionnaire before attending.

Health concerns? Please consult your doctor first. 

 

 

Happy & Healthy, Foleshill - Monday 1st October 2012,

St Paul's Church, Foleshill Road, Coventry - 11.00am - 4.00pm

Come and join us for a fun and FREE event where you can have a go at a range of fun and healthy activities including:

 

YOGA

CANCER SCREENING INFORMATION

GIDDHA

HEALTHY EATING

EXERCISE AND HEALTH

BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS

HEALTHY WEIGHT CHECKS

NAIL ART

FREE FOOD

HENNA

FACE PAINTING

 

For more information please contact:

Sunairah Miraj, Community Connections Officer, Coventry City Council, Neighbourhood Action, City Services and Development Directorate

Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Winston Avenue, Wood End, Coventry,CV2 1EA

Tel: 02476 785917

 
 
Coventry's Paralympic Flame Celebration, 25 August, 2-5pm, Millennium Place
Coventry has been chosen as one of 36 communities across the country that will host Flame celebrations for the London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay as part of the programme of events taking place over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

The Coventry celebration will be held at the London 2012 Live Site in Millennium Place on Saturday, August 25. Lord Mayor Cllr Tim Sawdon and Rita Thompson, Coventry's former Paralympic Gold Medallist and Paralympic Flame Ambassador will accompany former local Paralympic legends for a packed afternoon of sport and entertainment:

• Have a go sessions with a range of Paralympic sports
• Entertainment from artists including the Notables and Freefall Dance Company
• Blue Badge holders free parking at Pool Meadow (Cox Street) and Bishops Street car parks.

For more information on the Paralympic Flame Celebration follow @Coventry2012 on twitter using the hash tag #ParaFlameCov or go to:

www.coventry.gov.uk/paralympic-flame-celebration

 
The 1940’s Experience, Thursday 12th July 2012, 1.00pm - 4.00pm

The Ricoh Arena Community Space, Ricoh Arena, Phoenix Way, Foleshill, Coventry, CV6 6GE
 
YOUR recollections and impressions of the 1940’s including World War II, Entertainment, Music, Sport, and the 1948 Olympics. FREE event at The Ricoh Arena Community Space with buffet and refreshments.
 
FREE transport – from the Unicorn Social Club, Holbrook Lane and Hen Lane Social Club, Beacon Road, Holbrooks at 12.30 pm.
 
Holbrooks Ricoh Arena Residents Association is holding a Community Games event with elements of games, arts, cultural and heritage activities to celebrate 2012 and remember the 1940’s, in particular the 1948 Games.
 
There will be a 1940’s related exhibition including work from young people, residents’ photographs and other memorabilia, and a history of the 1948 Games.
 
The opening ceremony will include local historian Trevor Harkin talking about his work on reseaching for and publishing his books on Coventry and its people.  Students from Cardinal Newman School will be recording the event to capture your memories for future generations.  The closing ceremony will be a musical celebration to conclude the afternoon's events with the presentation of commemorative certificates and prizes for quiz/games winners.
 

“The 1940’s Experience” will provide an opportunity to discuss and learn about Coventry’s heritage and celebrate an amazing year for the city. In addition to promoting community cohesion and understanding, it is hoped the event will also provide the opportunity for people to make new friendships and develop ideas for future activities as another lasting legacy.

 

This project is being funded by a grant from the Coventry Community Games Fund (funded by Coventry City Council, Orbit Heart of England and the NHS Change for Life programme Coventry), which is being administered by the Heart of England Community Foundation. The project is also being supported by The Ricoh Arena Community Space and Coventry CEN.

 

Places are limited – ring Bob Arnott on 02476 685388 or 07967 947435 to book yours and free transport NOW!

 

 

 
 
 
Cancellation of Godiva Festival, 29th June - 1st July 2012
The Godiva Festival has been cancelled due to the recent / continuing bad weather causing dangerous conditions in this area of War Memorial Park.
 
Please see the press release information below:
 
However, the weather has NOT AFFECTED the Torch Relay field and all plans and entertainment for the Olympic Torch Relay are on and going ahead as planned.
 
There is a great programme of entertainment planned Sunday 4 - 7.30pm and Monday morning from 6.30am in Millennium Place. Businesses in the city centre will be opening up early also to provide people with the opportunity to have breakfast whilst seeing the Olympic Flame pass through the city centre.
 
Please see the information below which gives details of the route, entertainment programme, timings and road closures.

London 2012 Torch Relay Guide.pdf (2.3MB)

London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay & Your Business.pdf (966.6kB)

For all queries please visit: www.coventry.gov.uk/olympic-torch-relay or follow @Coventry2012 on twitter, using the hash tag #TorchRelayCov

Please join us in supporting Coventry's moment to shine and do not let the weather affect both events thisthis weekend.

 

Coventry's Moment To Shine

Coventry is set to welcome the arrival of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay this Sunday (1 July) with a fantastic two hours of live entertainment created by London 2012, the Olympic Torch Relay presenting partners and local organisations in the War Memorial Park.

An undoubted highlight will be the climax of the show when the Olympic Flame arrives and the Olympic Cauldron is lit followed by a premiere of 'Song for Phoenix', a specially commissioned piece arranged by Coventry-based theatre company Talking Birds. This performance has seen two new works created in partnership with Orchestra of the Swan to celebrate the Olympic Flame reaching Coventry. One piece is a whistle-stop 1000 year story of the city called 'Phoenix City' and the second is 'Singalong time?' an atmospheric Torch Song.  A celebration with previous British Olympians and children born on 20 December 2004 , will then take place on the stage leading to the amazing site of the Flame arrival, cauldron lighting and the 'Song for Phoenix' finale due to finish around 7.20pm.

This is a FREE event and NO TICKETS ARE REQUIRED.

The following morning, Monday 2 July, people can also witness the Olympic Torch Relay depart from Millennium Place, in the city centre, as it leaves Coventry on its way to Leicester.

For full details on the Torch Relay route into and out of the city, go to
www.coventry.gov.uk/london2012 or follow on Twitter @Coventry2012 using #TorchRelayCov          
All other information about 2012 events can be found at www.coventry.gov.uk/2012events  Ahead of the Torch Relay coming to Coventry on the 1 and 2 July, please download information documents below for local communities and businesses on route.

 
 
 
 

 

Coventry Mysteries Week, 9th - 16th June 2012

Coventry Mysteries Week (9th-16th June) is the city's annual festival of dance, drama, music, film, digital media and visual art.
The city's many varied public spaces. including pedestrian streets, shopping centres and parks, are attracting artists from across the UK to creat new work and encourage audiences to relate to buildings and people in new ways.
For further information contact: Hannah Grainger on 07535 153123 or
 
 
 
Join in Local Sport

How will your club benefit from this Olympic summer of sport?

On 18/19th August (the first weekend after the Olympics and before the Paralympics), Join in Local Sport will encourage the nation to head down to where it starts for every great champion - their local sports club.

 

The aim of Join In is for every sports club in the UK to put on a special event or activity on the weekend of 18/19th August - capturing the enthusiasm for sport that we know the Games will generate.

Whether you want to sign up more members, siupporters or volunteers, this will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attract local people who may never have come to your club before. Join In will help you do it and it couldn't be easier to Join In.

Simply visit www.joininuk.org and tell us who you are. We will be in touch with support on how to create your event. If you would prefer to speak to someone please telephone: 020 7006 7466

 

 

London 2012 Games Community Celebration Pack

LOCOG has been working to develop a ‘Community Celebration Pack’ for community and voluntary groups to help them come together and celebrate the Games. The Community Celebration Pack (CCP) is now available for groups to purchase via www.gameslookbook.com/community by registering on the site and then placing your order.

 

The Community Celebration Pack contain 50 hand flags, 2x 15m bunting strings, a horizontal banner (.5m x 2.5m) and a 1.5m flag and flagpole including fixtures. The pack is priced at £99incl VAT and there is a special offer that if 9 packs are bought, the 10th is free. LOCOG are encouraging groups to club together as much as possible and buy packs in bulk to save on pack costs as well as shipping.

 

Although packs are available to order until Friday 15 June groups are encouraged to purchase as soon as possible to ensure receipt of your packs by the start of the Olympic Torch Relay and also to ensure you don’t miss out on their desired number of packs.

 

 
 
 
Olympic Games, Football, City of Coventry Stadium 
Priority parking arrangements for the Olympic Games
 

You can find out more about how the roads around the stadium will be affected, and about how the residents parking will work during the Games at special drop-in sessions on: Saturday 31 March 2012, 12 - 6pm at: The Ricoh Arena Community Space, Ricoh Arena, Phoenix Way, Foleshill, Coventry.

You can come at any time during these times to view the transport plans. London 2012 and Coventry City Council staff will be on hand to answer your individual questions and discuss the proposals.

The location of the stadium means only one road – Judds Lane – is set to be closed on match days. Alternative drop-off points for taxis and other vehicles will be clearly signed. Pedestrian access will be unaffected and access will be available to the businesses at all times. More informationis available on the London 2012 website at:

www.london2012.com/accessandparking

For more details about residents parking or if you need to order more visitor scratch cards please contact the parking services team on: 024 7683 3400.

For more information about what’s happening in Coventry visit:

www.coventry.gov.uk/london2012

 

 

Sport Maker Workshop

Ricoh Arena Community Space - FREE ADMISSION, Thursday, 1 March 2012, 18:15 - 21.00

Venue: The Ricoh Arena Community Space, Floor 1, Jewson Stand, The Ricoh Arena, Phoenix Way, Coventry, CV6 6GE

Be Part of the Official London 2012 Legacy. Be an inspiration to others. Be a Sport Maker.

Book a place on this free workshops to make sure you are part of this fantastic opportunity to be part

of the Olympic & Paralympic legacy!

Join a great event at London 2012 Olympic Football Venue Ricoh Arena (City of Coventry Stadium)

where you can learn more about being a Sport Maker.

  • Join with others who also want to make sport happen
  • Learn what you can do to get going as Sport Maker
  • Receive some Adidas kit as part of your commitment

The Sport Makers workshop is coming to the venue for the 2012 Olympic Football competition in Coventry.

 

Remember, at the workshop you will receive an Adidas t-shirt and bag along with a range of ideas and

opportunities where you can volunteer. And by starting early and getting on one of these workshops,

you have more time to complete 10 hours of volunteering and get put into a draw to win Olympic Tickets!

 

Parking is free of charge.

For information on directions to the venue: Click here

Book at www.sportmakers.co.uk

 

Hope to see you at a workshop soon.

For more information contact: Email: e.o-dowd@warwick.ac.uk 

Telephone: 024 765 4197

 

 

bibic Workshop: Understanding Sensory Processing

Date: Friday 17 February 2012
Venue: The Ricoh Arena Community Space,

Floor 1, Jewson Stand, Ricoh Arena, Phoenix Way, Coventry, CV6 6GE

Time: Arrive from 10amMeet professionals from bibic, Autism West Midlands, Family Information Service, Contact a Family and Shine who will be on hand to discuss how they support children with learning difficulties and their families. Professionals, support agencies and parents all welcome.Are you concerned about your child? If you work with or have a child with a sensory, motor, communication or a learning difficulty such as autism, cerebral palsy, dyslexia, dyspraxia, developmental delay and down’s syndrome come and see us to find out about the assessments and therapy we provide for children and young people up to 18 years old.

 

Parent Workshop at 11am: Understanding Sensory Processing

This workshop will begin to look at sensory processing and identify the difficulties and behaviours, that may be observed when sensory processing is not efficient.   Lasting approximately 2 hours. There is no need to book but we would be grateful if you could register your interest by emailing: kylie.holdback@bibic.org.uk

 

 

 

Womens Health Promotion Workshop, Wednesday 2nd November 2011, 11.00am - 1.00pm,
The Ricoh Arena Community Space
A Health Promotion Workshop for women who are 60+ is being held on Wednesday 2nd November 2011, commencing at 11.00am. 
 

The workshop provides information on a number of health issues such as osteoporosis and memory health and is designed to be informative and fun. Refreshments are provided.

 

To reserve a place telephone: 07766 142238 or email: info@covcen.org.uk

Womens Health Promotion Poster Ricoh Coventry 2nd .pdf (953.5kB)

 

 

The RICOH ARENA COMMUNITY Space Wins Coventry Compact Partnership Working Award

 

 

Coventry Compact Awards 2011

 

 

The Ricoh Arena Community Space, working with Coventry Community Empowerment Network (CEN), the Equalities and Community Cohesion Theme Group of the Coventry Partnership, Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership 2012 Games and Coventry City Council, Communications has won a Coventry Compact Award for working to bring London 2012to the communities of Coventry.  This ongoing London 2012 community involvement initiative started in July 2010 with CEN’s "Get Involved in London 2012" Open Weekend Community Information Fair held at The Ricoh Arena Community Space.

 

Subsequent work has involved raising awareness of and promoting opportunities and activities for Coventry’s communities during the build up to London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and during the Games themselves. The Coventry Compact Awards 2011 ceremony was held on 23rd September 2011 at the Welcome Centre, Coventry.

 

Compact Awards 2011 Case Studies.pdf (2.0MB)

   

 

 

Invitation - Developing the new "story" of Coventry - Community Workshop,

17th October 2011, 5.30pm, St Peter's Centre, Charles Street, Coventry, CV1 5NP

 

 
The Coventry Partnership are looking to develop a 'story' for the city to help raise its profile, clarify its differentiation, proposition and messages to retain jobs and attract new businesses. The organisations carrying out the work on behalf of the Partnership is called Thinkingplace.
 
To help with this the Coventry Partnership would like to invite you to attend the above workshop which will play a significant role in helping to develop the new ‘Coventry story’. The purpose of this workshop is to collect your insight, thoughts, aspirations and knowledge of and for our area; to help identify its special assets, stories, personality and distinctive elements in order to develop Coventry's distinctive story and key message.

 

There are many developments in train for the city over the next few years and coupled with the city's Olympic involvement in 2012 there is a huge opportunity to put Coventry on centre stage for the future. The physical developments in the city will help to help shape a ‘new Coventry’ but we will also need to change views, both internally and externally of what Coventry has to offer which is where the new ‘story’ will help.

 
Please confirm your attendance with Dawn Ford on tel: 024 7683 4356 or by email: dawn.ford@coventrypartnership.com by Friday 14th October.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Coventry Ambassadors

 

 

Coventry Ambassadors Programme is another exciting opportunity to be part of London 2012. The London 2012 Olympic Football competition is coming to Coventry and bringing with it thousands of visitors during the Games in July and August 2012.

 

From 4th October you can apply to be a volunteer to act as a Coventry Ambassador during the London 2012 Games. Coventry Ambassadorswill be responsible for welcoming the world to the City of Coventry and will have three main duties.

 

Supporting key London 2012 events:

  • Olympic Football fixtures 25 July – 9 August
  • Olympic Torch Relay evening celebration event on the 1 July 2012
  • Live Site Big Screen events

 

Hosting visitors:
  • Signposting to key city centre attractions
  • Welcome at key transport interchanges
  • Information and assistance / enquires
  • Guidance on route to Olympic venue
 
Acting as an Ambassador for the city:
  • Friendly, helpful, informative and polite
  • Create the right impression of Coventry
  • Be welcoming, be positive and be proud
 

 

The online application opens from 4th October and close on Friday 25th November 2011 at 5.00pm.
For more information on eligibility and details on how to apply please visit: www.coventry.gov.uk/coventryambassadors 
 

 

 

Coventry Ambassadors Programme is another exciting opportunity to be part of London 2012.

The London 2012 Olympic Football competition is coming to Coventry and bringing with

it thousands of visitors during the Games in July and August 2012.

 

From 4th October you can apply to be a volunteer to act as a Coventry Ambassador

during the London 2012 Games. Coventry Ambassadors will be responsible for

welcoming the world to the City of Coventry and will have three main duties.

 

Supporting key London 2012 events:

  • Olympic Football fixtures 25 July – 9 August
  • Olympic Torch Relay evening celebration event on the 1 July 2012
  • Live Site Big Screen events

 

Hosting visitors:
  • Signposting to key city centre attractions
  • Welcome at key transport interchanges
  • Information and assistance / enquires
  • Guidance on route to Olympic venue
 
Acting as an Ambassador for the city:
  • Friendly, helpful, informative and polite
  • Create the right impression of Coventry
  • Be welcoming, be positive and be proud!
 
The online application opens from 4th October and close on Friday 25th November 2011 at 5.00pm.
 
 

Consultation on Major Rail Improvements for the Coventry-Nuneaton Rail Corridor

 

 

Your views are needed on major improvements that are planned for the Coventry to Nuneaton rail corridor:

 

Two completely new stations – at Coventry Arena and Bermuda Park

More platforms at Coventry main station, to accommodate six-car trains

Longer platforms at Bedworth station to accommodate longer trains

Improvements to the train service, with frequency doubled to every thirty minutes

Passenger capacity raised to four times its current level

Equipment at the new Coventry Arena station to turn trains around for an events shuttle service.

 

The scheme is known as ‘NUCKLE’ and is jointly promoted by Coventry City Council,

Warwickshire County Council and Centro, the West Midlands Integrated Transport

Authority. The proposed improvements to the Coventry-Nuneaton rail corridor will

make a real difference:

 

Easier journeys between where people live, work and access leisure and otherservices

Reduced congestion and more reliable journey times

Supporting economic regeneration in Nuneaton, Bedworth and Coventry

Improved connections by rail to Birmingham, Manchester, London and other cities

 

Your views on the proposals would be welcomed before planning applications for the

new stations are submitted later this year - to Coventry City Council, for Coventry Arena and to Warwickshire County Council for Bermuda Park. The other proposals do not require planning consent.

 

A leaflet which provides more information about the proposals and a Freepost feedback form for your comments (which needs to be returned by 29th October) can be downloaded below. An exhibition bus is visiting various locations on September 30 and October 1, 7 and 8, where staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have:

 

Friday September 30 :8am to 6pm: Bedworth High Street

Saturday October1: 9am to 6pm: Junction of Bond Gate / Church Street, Nuneaton

Friday October 7: 8am to 6pm: Bull Yard, Coventry

Saturday October 8: 9am to 7pm: Arena Shopping Park, Coventry

 

For more information please telephone, email or write to:

Margaret Smith, Principal Transport Planner, Transport and Highways, Communities,

Warwickshire County Council
Tel: 01926 412094
Email:
margaretsmith@warwickshire.gov.uk


 
 

 

 

 

Coventry Prepares For The London 2012 Olympics With The Proud Of My City Campaign

 

 

Proud of my City, Proud of my Street,

Proud of my Neighbourhood, Proud of Myself 

 

In the wake of the Not in my City campaign, Coventry is now a safer city with

significant reductions in violence achieved over the last 18 months. So, with all its

rich history and international reputation as a city of peace and reconciliation, it’s

also a city we can be proud of, a city which deserves to co-host the London 2012 Olympics.

 

The Proud Of My City campaign is another opportunity to get involved, to make a difference

in preparing Coventry for London 2012.

 

Whether it’s taking part in a street clean-up, your own community fun-day, becoming a Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator or just coming into the city to enjoy its attractions and the new Broadgate the new Proud of my City website www.proudofmycity.org.uk is a one-stop shop for more information on how you can get involved.

 

Click on the ‘submit your story’ link to tell us your story of how you’re making a positive

difference to Coventry and why you’re proud of your city.

 

You can also send us your photos and we’ll post them to this site and add them to

the ‘Proud of my City’ Flickr group." You can also contribute to the #lovecov Twitter

feed and the facebook page.

 

For more information contactTim Coleman, Coventry Partnership

Communications Officer on 02476 83 1743 or 07939250752 or

email: tim.coleman@coventry.gov.uk

 

London 2012 is coming to Coventry … find out more at www.coventry.gov.uk/london2012

  

 

The RICOH ARENA COMMUNITY Space Hosts Digital Switchover Event

Wednesday 3rd August 2011, 12 noon - 2.00pm

 

 

 

bibic - changing children's lives - Parent Workshop - Friday 17th June 2011

 

 

 

                                                                

 

Get Involved inThe Big Lunch 2011

 

 

 

 

 

Coventry Community Games Fund Launch ...... London 2012 is coming to Coventry ... be part of it!

 

 

 Legacy and Inspiration from the London 2012 Games - Volunteering Workshop

 

 

 

London 2012 Open Weekend at The Ricoh Arena Community Space

 

                         

 

London 2012 Open Weekend is an annual UK-wide celebration counting down to

the Olympic and Paralympic Games.Open Weekend 2010 took place from 23-25 July and included hundreds of events across the UK – from sport to art, dance to exhibitions.

 
As part of Open Weekend 2010 and to celebrate Coventry’s recent announcement of becoming a Host Olympic City for 2012 Olympic Football, Coventry CEN held an Olympics and Paralymics Community Information Fair hosted by The Ricoh Arena Community Space on Saturday 24th July.

 

The Information Fair was opened by David Moorcroft, Olympian and 2012 Ambassador and provided the perfect opportunity to learn more about the projects and events happening locally in Coventry, regionally and nationally, find out how to get involved, and obtain details of what funding might be available to support potential projects and activities. Those attending were challenged to use the London 2012 Games as an inspiration for change and to encourage working together to add value to Coventry's community cohesion strategy.

 

There were presentations about local, regional and national 2012 projects. Key areas included Coventry as a Host City, London 2012 Inspire Programme, 2012 Volunteering, Community Games, People Dancing, Get Set Education Programme and the Cultural Olympiad.There was also free time to browse the information stands, get more details on particular areas of interest and have an opportunity to ask questions directly.

 
This very successful event was organised with a number of partners, including Coventry CEN, Coventry and Warwickshire 2012 Partnership (CW2012), Coventry City Council, the Coventry Partnership, Ricoh Arena, The Ricoh Arena Community Space and West Midlands for 2012 (WM2012).
 
The London 2012 Open Weekend CEN Community Information Fair Report can be downloaded below:
 
LONDON 2012 OPEN WEEKEND CEN COMMUNITY INFORMATION FAIR
 

 

London 2012 - a once in a lifetime opportunity – be part of it!

 

London 2012 Open Weekend

Olympic & Paralympic Games Community Information Fair, 24th July 2010