The council is set to use internet-connected cars to tackle a rise in potholes in the city. More than 100 additional potholes have appeared on Coventry's roads since last year - a rise of 16 per cent. In 2016/17, 732 potholes were recorded compared to 846 during 2017/18 so far. The jump has been put down to a prolonged and bitter winter damaging the road's surface. It is bad news for motorists, who could face a bill for damage to their car from driving over the craters. But Coventry City Council has a solution - using cars connected to the internet to improve how it inspects the holes. It would see vehicles driving the roads to measure the quality of the ride on a road and identify any potholes. A spokesman for Coventry City Council said: "Our focus is on maintaining the city’s road network to a good standard and also making sure the worst areas are repaired as a priority. Overall road condition remains good. "While potholes did increase by 16 per cent in 2017/18, this can be … [Read more...] about How the city council plans to fix Coventry’s pothole problem
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12 Oct From the section Coventry Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45837813 Read more about sharing. The Court of Appeal has rejected a call for a judicial review into the sale of the Ricoh Arena.Coventry City's owners Sisu claimed Coventry City Council undervalued the stadium by £27m when it was sold to Premiership rugby club Wasps in 2014.But the appeal court turned down Sisu's request, which had already been rejected at a prior hearing.On Thursday Coventry said they wanted fresh talks about extending their stay at the 32,000 capacity stadium.The Sky Blues, who won promotion to League One last season, only have a deal to play at the stadium until the end of this campaign."We are delighted with today's judgment which once again justifies why we have robustly defended all claims brought by … [Read more...] about Ricoh Arena: Court of Appeal rejects Coventry City owners’ judicial review bid
Coventry City Council carrying out recycling bin collections across Nuneaton and Bedworth has caused a stir with residents on both sides of the A444. It was revealed that a seven year deal has been struck between the two local authorities for the city council to carry out the dry kerbside collections across the borough. But the news has not been given a warm reception from either side of the A444 as residents question what the deal will actually entail and whether it will make the collections any better. Details about the deal, its cost and how it will work, remain under wraps but this is what CoventryLive readers make of the announcement so far. Nicholas Thorpe: It's Coventry who can't repair several dustcarts, so Nuneaton have had to order more new vehicles. Does the current contractor run out of the new super council depot? It's not very green using a contractor from miles away. Chris Darby: Someone not doing their job properly if they didn't start the tendering process early … [Read more...] about Coventry City Council new bin deal has been rubbished
Coventry is owed more than £14million in unpaid council tax, it has been revealed. The figure includes £6m of arrears relating to 2017/18 that were still outstanding at the end of the financial year. The remainder of the outstanding sum is debt which has been racked up over previous years - and never recovered. The data was published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. It shows a total of 95.9 per cent of the council tax due to Coventry City Council for 2017/18 was collected during the financial year. That compares well with other authorities and is only slightly below the national average of 97.1 per cent. Despite that, Coventry had total historic arrears council tax arrears of £14.3m as of March 31 this year. The figure represents an increase in the level of council tax arrears in 2016 and 2017 . In July 2017 it was revealed Coventry was owned £12.52m in unpaid council tax, which represented a slight increase on the £12.48m owned … [Read more...] about This is how much council tax is owed in Coventry
Tens of thousands of people in Coventry were threatened with court action for not paying their council tax last year - one every 23 minutes. A total of 23,020 court summonses were issued to residents in the city for unpaid council tax in the financial year 2017/18. That works out at 63 people every day, on average, threatened with being taken to court to recoup the money. Coventry City Council is currently owed £11.68 million in outstanding council tax for last year until April 1, 2018. There is also £2.47 million outstanding for this financial year – this represents people who have not maintained the monthly instalments on their current council tax bills and have therefore been summonsed for the full year’s charge. That means the council is currently out £14.16 million which is subject to enforcement action. In July 2017, the authority was owed £12.52 million in council tax, slightly up from £12.48 million the previous year. Council tax - a tax … [Read more...] about Where in Cov is the worst for people not paying their council tax?