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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 8th May 2017

Visit to Bablake School

 Meet at 6.30 p.m. at the School

Free for members. £2 for visitors

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What's New on Our Site:

A news story about Delia Derbyshire and the celebration of her 80th - 25/4/2017

A news story about a War of the Roses re-enactment at the Charterhouse - 24/4/2017

A review of David McGrory's book - Coventry in 50 buildings - 18/4/2017

A page about "The Enfolding" by Jean Parker - 16/4/2017

A page about the sculpture "Basilica" - 14/4/2017

A page about the sculpture "Man's Struggle" by Walter Ritchie - 13/4/2017

The Annual Report for 2016 -2017 has been added - 1/4/2017

A page about the artist Colin Marsh - 30/3/2017

A page about the Portrait Figure of Elisabeth Frink by FW McWilliam - 23/3/2017

A page about the coat of arms on the Herbert Gallery by John Poole - 21/3/2017

A page about the sculpture Barra Suite 5 by Dr. Tim Threlfall - 3/3/2017

A page about the sculpture "Mother and Children" by Gary Gilpan - 2/3/2017

A page about the architect and craftsman Henry Wilson who decorated the Council House - 18/2/2017

A page about the Coventry University logo - 2/2/17

A page about "The Coventry Boy" statue in Priory Street - 27/1/2017

A news story about The Year of the Sherbourne 2017 - 28/12/2016

A link to the April  2017 edition of our newsletter has been added to the newsletter page - 2/4/2017 

More Planning applications - 24/4/2017


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 a leaflet about the Coventry Society.

Download the Coventry Society's Constitution

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

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