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The Coventry Society

Coventry Society is Coventry's civic society, affiliated to Civic Voice, and a registered charity .  The Society is a membership organisation open to anyone who supports our objectives:
1. To promote the environmental, social, economic and cultural improvement of Coventry for the benefit of people living and working here.
2. To promote high standards of planning, urban design and architecture in or affecting Coventry.
3. To preserve, and to promote understanding and appreciation of, the built, landscape and environmental heritage and history of Coventry.
4. To promote high quality public amenities and services for the people of Coventry.
5. To promote harmonious relations among the community of all races, beliefs and cultures in Coventry. 
The Society was formed in 1970 and was revived in 2004.
Registered Charity No. 500229

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Next MEETInG!  

Monday 12th September 2016

Nick Marchini (Architect). The Former Nurses Home at Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital and Other Projects

 Meet at 7.30 p.m. at the Shopfront Theatre, City Arcade

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What's New on Our Site:

We have added a new page about public artwork in Coventry - 17/7/2016

We have rewritten our City Centre pages - 13/7/2016

A news story about the commemoration of the Battle of the Somme - 1/7/2016

A personal view on the possible impacts of Brexit on Coventry by one of our committee members - 28/6/2016

A news story about a midsummer performance at St. John the Baptist Church - 12/6/2016

The description of the war memorial at St. Paul's Foleshill has been updated together with a link to a 1920 newspaper story about the dedication of the memorial - 8/6/2016

An invitation to our Civic Day Trail of Coventry's Public Art - 7/6/2016

We have updated and improved the pages on Coventry War Memorials - 3/6/2016

We have added a story about the Civic Voice Award for The Old Grammar School - 27/5/2016

A look back at Spire House and Christchurch House - 23/5/2016

A news story about Coventry's proposed new Water Park - 8/5/2016

An in memoriam to our member Brian Redknap who died on 2nd April 2016 - 1/5/2016

A news story about medieval propoganda and an Open Day at St. John the Baptist Church - 12/4/2016

Our draft Annual Report for 2015 has been published on our Issuu site - 7/4/2016

We have updated the story about the philanthropist Joseph Levi and the clock named afer him - 22/3/2016

 A review of "Coventry - The Making of a Modern City 1939 - 1973 - 22/3/2016

We have added a page about the history of Eastern Green - 24/2/2016

A link to the August edition of our newsletter has been added to the newsletter page - 12/8/2016 

More Planning applications - 22/8/2016


The Coventry Society is Coventry's civic society, affiliated to Civic Voice, and a Registered charity .

 

The Society is a membership organisation open to anyone who supports our objectives:


  • To promote the environmental, social, economic and cultural improvement of Coventry for the benefit of people living and working here.

 

  • To promote high standards of planning, urban design and architecture in or affecting Coventry.

 

  • To preserve, and to prmote understanding and appreciation of, the built, landscape and environmental heritage and history of Coventry.

 

  • To promote high quality public amenities and services for the people of Coventry.

 

  • To promote harmonious relations among the community of all races, beliefs and cultures in Coventry. The Society was formed in 1970 and was revived in 2004.

Coventry City Centre regeneration

 

The Coventry Society campaigns for...

Quality in Coventry

We want to see better quality in the streets, squares, parks and buildings in all parts of Coventry.  We want to see well designed streets with active frontages, not dominated by road signs, guard rails and other clutter. 

Coventry Amenities

We want Coventry to have the leisure, sports and cultural facilities and services you would expect for a city of its size.

Diversity and distinctiveness in Coventry

We do not want Coventry to look like every other city.  We need different types of shops and cultural amenities, catering for everyone. We promote and protect independent retailers and other small businesses.

Coventry Heritage

Coventry's heritage is important for the City's sense of identity and belonging. The character and quality, that old buildings and other historic features bring to our city centre and neighbourhoods, needs to be protected. Urgent attention needs to be paid to making good use of old buildings.

The Coventry Society....

  • holds lively monthly meetings on topics relevant to the quality of our city
  • organises other events where people can find out what is going on in the city and get their views heard
  • produces an informative monthly newsletter for its members and this web site
  • monitors planning applications and campaigns to improve the quality of new developments
  • keeps an eye on Coventry's heritage and works actively to find new uses for old buildings
  • co-operates with community groups, the City Council, architects and developers to promote quality in the built environment
  • works to encourage all Coventry's citizens to have a say on the future of our city
  • comments on City Council and other policy that affects the future of our city

Registered Charity No. 500229

Download the Coventry Society's Constitution

The Objectives the Society Set for 2013 and the Achievements to date.

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