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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 9th November 2019 at 7.30 p.m. 

Shopfront Theatre, 38 City Arcade

Free for members. £2 donation for other guests to cover costs and refreshments

Meeting poster

Our Christmas Meeting

We look forward to meeting you at our traditional Christmas meeting. This year we have Peter James speaking about the famous Coventry artiste Sidney Bunney, a Christmas quiz and the usual mince pies and mulled wine.  

Book a place via Eventbrite (non members)

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READ OUR RECENT NEWS ON OUR NEW COVSOC NEWS SITE / BLOG

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Recent Planning applications 30/11/2019

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Recent News Stories on our News Site:

John Gulson - the Coventry Philanthropist - 28/11/19

Stoney Road Gardens – a Coventry Treasure - 25/11/19

The Horse with Many Names - 21/11/19 

For So Long As The World Shall Endure. - 18/11/19

Sorting the Waste! - 14/11/19

The Future of Coventry’s Past - 11/11/19

Coventry Canal Warehouses – A Successful Conservation Project! - 24/10/2019

Pulling the Threads Together - 17/10/19

The impact of autonomous vehicles on the environment - 14/10/19

Hollywood Comes to Stoke Aldermoor - 10/10/19

Homelessness - Coventry and Beyond - 7/10/19

CovSoc Supports Heritage Open Days - 26/9/19

“Coventry Re-Visited”- A Talk by Jean Rogers - 23/9/18

George Wagstaffe Exhibition - 16/9/19

A Profile of Alan Griffiths BEM - 12/9/19

Coventry’s Favourite Conservation Area – the Results - 10/9/19

The Vertical Forests of Utrecht - 9/9/19

The Little History of Coventry by Peter Walters - 8/9/19

Bikes, bikes everywhere – but only in the Netherlands! - 5/9/19


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

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