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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 Visit

Monday 11th June 2018

Visit to Warwick Manufacturing Group at Warwick University

3 p.m. - Notes Early Start time. 

We regret that due to limited numbers, this is a Member only event.  

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What's New on Our Site:

A news story about our Civic Day event - 23/5/2018

A review of David McGrory's new book - 6/5/2018

The page about the CovSoc Committee has been updated after the AGM - 12/4/2018

The CovSoc Annual Report for 2017-18 is now published on our Issuu site - 2/4/2018

CovSoc members are asked to complete a questionnaire about the Society - 4/3/2018

The Heritage Action Zone - what is it? - 3/3/2018

A news story about "The Window" a fascinating story about the First World War in Coventry - 2/3/2018

Some interesting and contrasting comments about the new developments in the city centre on our Have Your Say page - 1/3/2018

We have added a news story about a booklet about local artist Herbert Edward Cox - 22/2/2018

We have added more information to the Martyr's Mosaic page - 7/1/2018

We have added a page about Two Sides of a Woman by Helaine Blumenfeld - 6/1/2018

A news story about the Regenaration of The Burges area - 15/12/2017

A review of a new Coventry Book from Historic England - 30/11/2017

The Coventry we have lost: Forgotten Foleshill - 21/11/2017

A new public art page about the memorial to Bryan Bailey - 14/11/2017

A link to the May 2018 edition of our newsletter has been added to the newsletter page - 15/5/2018 

More Planning applications - 15/5/2018


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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