Coventry City Council

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Election 2018 Results

LAB HOLD
Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change

PartyLabour

Elected in 2018 13 Total councillors 40 Change+1

PartyConservative

Elected in 2018 5 Total councillors 13 Change-1

PartyIndependent

Elected in 2018 0 Total councillors 1 ChangeNo results
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Dustbin Timberlake voted king of the bin lorries

Three new council bin lorries in Coventry are to be named Dustbin Timberlake, Bin Diesel and Obin-Wan Kenobi after a public vote.

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Dustin Timberlake received the most votes in the poll organised by Coventry City Council.

Sky Blues and council in court battle

Simon Gilbert

Political Reporter, BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

Lawyers for the Sky Blues and Coventry City Council are going head-to-head today at the Court of Appeal.

It’s the latest installment of the Ricoh Arena battle as lawyers for the football club's owners seek a full judicial review into the terms of the stadium's sale to rugby union club, Wasps.

The Sky Blues have shared the ground since Wasps made Coventry their home in December 2014, with the football club leasing the stadium from the rugby side which owns it.

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The morning session was dominated by Coventry City’s QC.

Rhodri Thompson has been outlining a legal argument about why his clients believe Coventry City Council sold the venue to Wasps at roughly £29m less than it should have. The sale to Wasps was completed for £21m.

The hearing is scheduled to run until the end of tomorrow.

Will Dustbin Timberlake be star of lorry fleet?

A competition to name Coventry bin lorries has attracted some interesting suggestions - among them, Bins of Leon, Dustbin Timberlake and Bin Diesel.

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Coventry City Council

The three new vehicles up for naming include two mini-lorries designed to fit through smaller places, the city council says.

The competition has reached the "knock-out stage", the authority says, with the public able to vote until tomorrow.

Those with an opinion on whether Binderalla is better than Chitty Chitty Bin Bin can vote on Twitter.

Hundreds of children in care, report finds

Local Democracy Reporting Service

More than 600 children are currently being looked after by Coventry City Council, with the figure having risen in the past 12 months, according to a council report.

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Officials statistics reveal the number of youngsters the local authority is responsible for has increased by 40 over the course of a year and now stands at 662.

A report set to be presented to councillors on Thursday notes Coventry’s commitment to take more unaccompanied asylum seekers has contributed to the rise.

The figures are included in an overview of “corporate parenting” in the city, to be considered by the council’s education and children’s services scrutiny board.

Council to stick with controversial parking restrictions

Coventry City Council says it'll continue enforcing the controversial parking restrictions in the city centre, despite criticism from an independent tribunal.

The Traffic Penalty Tribunal said the high number of penalty notices handed out in restricted parking zones proved they were confusing and compared the local authority to the stubborn King Canute.

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But the city council says its latest legal advice is that the restrictions are enforceable, subject to adequate signage.

Council instructs barrister in parking zone row

Coventry City Council said it is "instructing a barrister" to see what grounds it has to challenge the findings of an independent traffic tribunal over it's city centre Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ).

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Coventry City Council

The scheme, introduced in 2012, was "unenforcable" said the Traffic Penalty Tribunal, after looking at five parking appeals against the council.

Almost 60,000 parking tickets were issued since the scheme was introduced, which, the adjudicator said, "should be evidence enough that the over-large RPZ is not readily understood by motorists".

In a statement the council said the scheme "remains fully approved by the Department for Transport" and "continues to be enforceable".