SEP 00] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
Making A Difference On Your Doormat
in Coventry are being sent a bright reminder of changes being made
in the city.
lavishly-coloured glossy magazine called “Making A Difference”
is being sent to every house in the city by the council.
have been keen push to the change in Coventry’s economic
fortunes ever since they announced they were going to cut back on
spending in this area.
of the Labour group last week agreed to put services at the top of
the list of spending priorities.
last week’s council meeting the leader’s statement, delivered
by Cllr Dave Batten, the cabinet member for Development and
Renewal, highlighted the amount of people who had found work in
the city since 1993.
revealed the following figures:
more people are in work in the city now than in 1993.
total of 138,000 people work in Coventry – although this is
still 42,000 fewer than in the 1970s
has fallen to 6,000, but there are still some pockets where it
is as high as 20 per cent.
magazine also highlights the variety of forthcoming projects that
will transform the city centre.
in entertainments, sport, leisure, cultural, transport, and the
community are also highlighted.
Leader, Cllr Nick Nolan, said:
are working very hard to create a Coventry that all our people
can play a part in and enjoy the benefits whether its having a
job, taking a part in sport and the arts or making use of high
is experiencing huge and exciting changes, major developments
of new jobs mean more opportunities. It is great news for the
city and it will help secure our future as a city for the 21st
'Making a Difference in Coventry' publication is a colourful and
informative way of bringing all these things together so you can
read about how we're doing and catch up on the exciting plans
for the future too.”
magazine is being sent out at the end of the week. People who have
not received one should contact the City Development Directorate's
Media and Communications Team, on 024 7683 2247, minicom 024 7683
2136 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
are also available in large print, braille or on tape.