SEP 00] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
Leader Faces Public Ahead Of Loo Showdown
of the public will be able to grill the leader of Coventry City
Council about pavements, pot-holes and public loos, in a special
question and answer session next week.
Nick Nolan will install himself in the Council Chamber from
10.30am to 1.30pm and encourage people to pop in and ask him about
the council’s work.
he came to power in May he pledged that the “3 Ps” would be
the main priorities of the council this year.
is holding the session two days before the cabinet discusses the
latest move in the row over the location of the new city centre
than 2,000 signatures were collected by members of the public
outraged at the decision to close the information centre on the
ground floor of the library and replace it with public toilets.
stood inside the lobby area collecting signatures until they were
told to leave.
argue that the information centre is a vital resource that will be
used less if it is moved upstairs.
are also fears that the toilets will attract problems to an area
often used by children.
officers say that there is no other suitable location.
a report to cabinet members, they outline the other options and
explain why they are unsuitable:
refurbishment of the existing toilets in the Precinct was
ruled out as the Precinct would have to be excavated, and
there would be no wheelchair or disabled access.
was no site available in the Precinct for a new building.
access and uncertainty over the car park’s future made
development of the temporary facilities in the Barracks a poor
empty shop units owned by the council are available for
Nolan said he was hopeful that anyone who wanted to talk to him
would be able to pop into the Council House on Monday.
should value our local democracy – that’s why I want to use
this opportunity to meet with local people.
city council is continually trying to work more closely with
intend to arrange some of our cabinet meetings in the community
and are always willing to consider new ways for people to have
events during the week will be an open day to allow people to
express their views on the standard of maintenance in the city’s
cemetery grounds and funeral services.
are also awareness campaigns to remind people to register their
right to vote, and by Area Co-ordination to highlight their role
in the city.