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YOUTH Spirit Quarters FC - p4 Youth Update - p6 Pop up Boxing Club - p5

COMMUNITY Hello from your new Vicar - p6 Moat House Community Trust- p7 Family Play Scheme - p9 Bridging Communities Event - p10 Community Narrow Boat Trips - p11 Circle of Friends - p11

HEALTH Flu Safe - p12 Flu Jabs - p13

P9 Pictured: Courtney Thomson, Connor Rowley, Natasha Alchorne and California

COMMUNITY SAFETY Finger Stripper - p14 Protect your home - p15

ENVIRONMENT Community Clean up - p16 Dog Fouling - p16 River Sowe has a bright future - p17

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WELCOME TO THE AUTUMN 13 EDITION SPIRIT QUARTERS. One of the real benefits of the role that me and my team carry out is the opportunity we have to regularly meet local residents, support community activity and find out first hand how our work is making a difference within the Spirit Quarters area. In

In this edition of Spirit Quarters magazine, we showcase these community engagement activities which have taken place over this Summer.

This summer we have seen many successes within the community with celebratory events around the four neighbourhoods; Henley Green Summer Fete, WERAF Environmental Clean up, Moat House School Summer Play Scheme week, numerous Narrowboat trips for members and groups within the community and Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre’s Summer Celebratory event held early September, to name just a few. Just a few examples where residents have demonstrated passion, commitment and community spirit in working together to improve the area in which they live and I am delighted that we are able to support this type of community empowerment which in turn provides a strong foundation for the continued regeneration of the Spirit Quarters area. A BIG thank you to all those individuals that give up their personal time to get involved and make these events the success they are. In this edition of Spirit Quarterly, we showcase these community engagement activities which have taken place over this Summer.

Looking to the future, the securing of the final approval to the proposed changes to the masterplan is taking longer than I anticipated due to the scale of change being proposed and legal implications. As soon as the approvals have been secured we will publish a special edition of Spirit Quarters that informs you of the recommendations that have been approved by Partners along with detailed information about future phases and improvement works within the Spirit Quarters Redevelopment project.

KEVIN ROACH Project Director

Christmas Fayre Saturday 14th December 1pm till 4pm Moat House Leisure & Neighbourhood Centre

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SPIRIT QUARTERS FOOTBALL TEAM In our last edition, we highlighted the newly formed Spirit Quarters FC who play in the Sunday Coventry & District League. The team have made a good start to life in the Senior 3 league, currently lying 5th in the table. It’s early days but already the team are progressing well and the goals are flowing. The team train at 6pm each Wednesday evening on the astro pitch at the Moat House Leisure Centre and home games are now at Sowe Common; 11.00am alternate Sunday kick offs. John the team organiser says” It’s a good start and we are enjoying being together as a team. Also, a thank you to Tony from the Spirit Quarters Partnership for the help in getting us established and their valued sponsorship with full kit and training essentials. We still welcome any further support from other groups and individuals so please contact me if you can help us in any way. We are looking to build a strong club which is very much local community based”. John adds, “We want to keep moving forward and welcome new players. Come and join us, and give me a call on 07580-501883 if you want to get involved in playing, helping, or coming along to support us, everyone welcome””.

Spirit Quarters FC results for season 2013-2014 Sunday District Senior League 3 8th Sept

Won 3-2

against Bannerbrook Massey FC.

22nd Sept

Won 4-2

against Shepherd FC

29th Sept

Lost 5-1

against Stonleigh FC

6th Oct

Lost 4-2

against Edwin Motoring FC

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Three young people from Henley Green Youth club planned the first peer music taster session in drumming and guitar with the aim to get more young people interested in music and promote project night. The young people did an amazing job, organising the first taster session and have more ideas for future workshops. The next one planned is DJ-ing and MC-ing, so if you ever fancied learning how, then get yourself along to Henley Green Community centre on Wyken Croft for 6:30-8:30 on the 11th of November. Alternatively you could come along to Wood End youth centre to book the studio for FREE and get involved in some exciting new projects. For more information call Tracie or Dave on 02476 618816


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POPUP BOXING CLUB Following on from our last edition the boxing club is starting up again after Christmas at the Henley Green Community Centre. The club is run by an ABA affiliated coach and is open to all ages of boys and girls. All welcome. For further details please contact John or Lorna at the Centre on 02476 618770

SPIRIT QUARTERS ON FACEBOOK As well as the Spirit Quarters website, there’s a Facebook page where you can find all the latest stories, information and events from across the area. It’s also an opportunity to have your say and comment on stories posted onto the SQ Timeline we are really keen to hear from you! www.facebook.com/spiritquarterscoventry

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HELLO FROM YOUR NEW VICAR AT ST CHADS! I am the Revd. Andrew Fisher, your new Vicar at St Chad’s on Hilmorton Road. St Chad’s is the Church of England Parish Church for Wood End, Deedmore, Henley Green and Manor Farm . Before coming to St Chad’s I ministered as a hospital chaplain in Redditch, Kidderminster and Worcester hospitals, helping those who were hurting in body, mind and spirit. Prior to that I ministered in urban parishes in Birmingham and Derbyshire. In my free time I am into architecture, bell-ringing, Star Wars and railways. I got to drive a real train for my 40th birthday - when it is mended it will be as good as new! I am proud to be the new Vicar at St Chad’s and to be here with you in Wood End, Deedmore, Henley Green and Manor Farm. I’ve already had the privelege of meeting staff and children at Moathouse School and the staff and residents at St Clement’s Court and Loxley Court, as well as spending time chatting to folk I bump into in the street. Do stop me when you see me and tell me your story – I’d love to get to know you better. You can find St Chad’s on Hilmorton Road and we worship every Sunday at 10.30am. Everyone is welcome, young and old, with refreshments afterwards. We host Kidz Klub every Wednesday evening and have a Bible Study Group in the Church Hall 7.30pm on Tuesday evenings. 10.30am on Sunday 27th October we have our Harvest Festival with any donations of tins or packets going to the Food Bank at Coventry City Mission. On Thursday 31st October we have our ‘BetterThan-Hallowe’en-Party’ for children - contact me for more details! 10.30am on Sunday 3rd November we have a special service remembering those who have died. During the service there will be the opportunity for you to light a candle in memory of a friend or family member who has died. Sunday 10th November is Remembrance Sunday and we will have an Act of Remembrance as part of the 10.30am Service.

Over Christmas we will have a Christingle Service, Midnight Mass at 11.30pm on Christmas Eve and a special Toy Service on Christmas Day at 10.30am. Of course, I’m also here to take baptisms, weddings and funerals in the parish and also to bless your home (whether it is a Spirit Quarters new build or not)!! Peace and Blessings Andrew 024 76 612909 the_ fisherfamily@ btinternet.com


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MOAT HOUSE COMMUNITY TRUST

Well it’s been a lovely summer, weather wise, and it’s been an eventful one here at Moat House Community Trust. Since the last publication we have had both spring and summer fun days – and yes, the weather was great and so was the turnout. Both days were successful thanks to volunteers too numerous to mention – but you know who you are! Plans are already underway for our annual Christmas event Saturday 14th December 2013; put it in your diary/phone/computer - but don’t miss it. The Moat House Café team have lost count of how many burgers and hot dogs have been barbequed to support clean ups, fun days etc. but they’ve enjoyed every minute……. Meanwhile MHCT has moved office from the first floor and we are now located just off reception in the Roger Tipton Room; pop in and say hello. We won a grant from Department for Communities and Local Government, so we have invested our funds in purchasing and refurbishing a local house which had been an eyesore for neighbours. We are hoping to do more in bringing empty homes back into use and reducing the nuisance factor for local people – let us know if you are aware of any suitable properties we could look at. We are proud to announce that Moat House Business Centre - on Dutton Road - has a new tenant; long established local firm Becketts Foods have expanded from their original site and invested in creating a state of the art new food production plant. There are some new opportunities for the community to get together in Moat House Café Crafty Kids Club Mondays 4-6pm

Tea & Talk Tuesday at 2.00pm Chatter Natter & Cakes Wednesday all day from 10am Tots & Toast Thursday 9:15am - 11:30am Why not drop in and join us? On a different note, MHCT is very concerned about the recent fuel prices increase; we recognise that this will be a real worry to local residents as we approach the coldest and darkest time of the year. Whilst we have no magic wand, we will do all we can to help you research the best advice and deals available. Please call us on 024 7662 2964 Martin Smith Chair: Moat House Community Trust

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Free Community Sports • • • • •

Free sports for boys and girls age 5 to 16 year olds Games played are following: Football, Kickball, Rounders, Netball, Basketball, etc. Please ensure that your child has a bottle of water or drink. The Venue is at Moat House Leisure & Neighbourhood Centre, Winston Ave, Coventry, West Midlands CV2 1DX. (near Henley College)

Every Saturday from the 26/10/2013 from 12:30 to 14:00 in the main sports hall Any questions please contact Amrit on 0780931956

Would you like to meet other residents? Would you like to meet agencies like the police, Whitefriars and the wardens? Would you like to find out what's happening in your area?

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At Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre Sponsored by Moat House Community Trust and Whitefriars


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Pictured: Alanda and Ella Freeman

Moat House School Community Family Play Scheme From the 30 July to 1 August, Moat House School and Children’s Centre hosted a three day family play scheme run by volunteers from the community. Families joined in sports, games, crafts and health activities with a healthy lunch provided each day. Teenagers from two local churches and a Kids Klub joined the volunteers and children’s centre staff to provide these well attended activities. The children joined in assault courses, bowling, bean bag archery, Frisbee golf, jewellery making and relay races to name but a few, all providing the underlying benefits of teamwork, health and sharing whilst also being fit and active. On the last afternoon a BBQ provided by Vicky Scott from Moat House Community Café was enjoyed by everyone. Parent, Fatoumata Coulibaly, who attended with daughter Riyam said: “This is lovely. I wish it was for a week not just three days, it’s lovely to see all the young children playing and having a wonderful time together Two other parents agreed. Nicola Rhodes, with sons Aaron and Ryan and Celine Freeman with daughters Alanda and Ella both commented on just how much

the children were enjoying themselves. All had come to the play scheme for all three days and wished it had gone on for longer. Kaye Williams, Moat House Children’s centre said “It was a great success as whole families were able to attend. The centre was buzzing with families which was brilliant” Organiser Carol Speed from Neighbourhood Action said: “None of this could have happened without the help and dedication from the volunteers and parents. Volunteers’ ages ranged from 13 to 75. They were amazing. This just shows what can be done when people from the community work together” Gareth Irvine, team leader from the church community Kids Klub in St Chads said: “This event is great for the local community and we are extremely happy for these young volunteers to be a part of this and to play a role in the running of the scheme” With a budget of £300 from Neighbourhood Action ,local residents began planning the event back in June. Moat House Community Trust, Whitefriars Housing, WM Fire Service and NHS Oral Health Team all supported the event.

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R E M M SU ST FE BRIDGING COMMUNITIES EVENT Community Groups are valuable and provide a way for residents to get together, plan local events and look at issues that may impact on their neighbourhoods. They may decide to get together to take collective action. On Saturday 14th September 2013 , three community groups came together with the aim of creating links across the Sowe River at a bridge known locally as ‘Skinner’s Bridge’. They were supported by a variety of service providers offering advice and information. The event provided local community groups with an opportunity to share experiences with other residents and neighbouring groups. A BBQ was provided by Moat House Community Café opening up the opportunity to enjoy a burger or hot dog whilst meeting new people.. Running alongside were a number of activities, including:; Arts & Crafts, Healthy Vegetarian Curry making and tasting and a Bug Hunt as well as advice on Health and Wellbeing, Water Management and Cycling . Throughout the event, several litterpicks were carried out by residents and some dozen bags of rubbish were cleared from around the area. Neighbourhood Action asked the residents what they thought about their area and these are some of the responses: -

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People are friendly and like to help at events Henley Green is nice with a good Community Centre Meeting people People are friendly and like to help in a crisis

In addition Wood End Residents and Friends (WERAF) asked ‘What can the group do to improve the Community?’ the responses were: “Get more residents to get involved in community events” and for “more people to support the residents association”. Local people and groups attending on the day were also asked what they liked about the day. Responses included: - , “Getting to speak to new people”, “Bringing two communities together” and “Food”. Partners who took part were Wood End Residents & Friends, Bell Green Tenants & Residents Group, Circle of Friends, Whitefriars Housing, Moat House Community Café, Neighbourhood Wardens, Police Community Support Officers, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, Environment Agency, CENTRO, Wild Earth, Public Health and Neighbourhood Action


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COMMUNITY NARROW BOAT TRIPS Residents from across the community enjoyed summer cruising along the Coventry canal aboard The Coventrian narrow boat. Funded by Neighbourhood Action, the first cruise was with children from Castle Wood School. Dressed as pirates they had a ‘jolly’ good time looking through the window at the wildlife and going under bridges. Further trips funded by MHCT, Whitefriars Housing and Neighbourhood Action have included 15 children who were rewarded for their hard work litter picking at the Wood End Clean-up event. Although it rained this did not dampen their spirits joining in singing and games. The sun eventually shone and children sat on deck enjoying the scenery. They finished off their well-earned treat with lunch at Moat House Community Café. A cruise with a difference was offered to senior residents who volunteer help in their community throughout the year. Twenty of these dedicated residents from Wood End and Bell Green enjoyed a delicious cream tea followed by ‘Bingo on the Boat’ expertly called by Neighbourhood Warden Stefan Overson. Janet Barrett who helps organise the Coventrian boat hire, volunteers her time, making tea and keeping everyone happy and safe. Janet, herself brought up on a narrow boat displayed family photos of her life on the canal. The cruisers really enjoyed looking at them and talking to her about her life. Residents said, Thank you so much for inviting us for the boat trip we thoroughly enjoyed it. The whole afternoon was wonderful and a good atmosphere all round. It was good to get out and meet other residents who help in their communities, and the cream tea was lovely. Carol Speed said: These wonderful older residents are sometimes our forgotten angels who offer

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their time and support to a variety of community events. This trip was a thank you for their hard work over the summer which included litter picks, bulb planting, art work and helping at summer events. What would we do without them! Other trips have included children from local primary schools, Aldermans Green, St Patricks and Moat House School who have all enjoyed the experience.

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS The Circle of Friends group have received recognition for their hard work by winning a Coventry Compact Award 2012. Their award was recognised in the category - ‘ Joint working between a statutory organisation and a voluntary or community organisation / group to achieve more together than each could have achieved alone. The group received their award from the Lord Mayor at a special presentation event held by Voluntary Action Coventry. The group was formed as a result of the capacity building work that Neighbourhood Action was carrying out in the area. In Wood End 35% of the population is below the age of 15 and there were very few activities for them to access outside of school. The group were formed in August 2011 and are now running weekly children’s groups and supporting other community projects in the area. The Group work actively with local service providers, Neighbourhood Action, Youth Services, Whitefriars Housing and WM Police to support the local community and help create a sustainable change in the area. Because of their hard work and commitment • • • • •

Over 50 parents and children have taken part in the Godiva Festival Awakes 2012 and returns 2013 processions 30 residents took part in the London Festival of Lights 2012 the day after the Olympic closing ceremony Annual Halloween parties held at The Adventure Playground funded Weekly Children’s activity sessions held in the community venue Children’s activity stalls at local community events

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ONE IN THREE ENTITLED TO A FREE FLU JAB Thousands of city residents could be putting their lives at risk this winter by not taking advantage of their free flu vaccination. In Coventry one in three people are entitled to a free flu vaccination, yet every year thousands of people run the lottery of catching the potentially deadly illness rather than having the ‘flu jab’. Everyone aged 65 or over is entitled to the free flu jab, as are people with a range of chronic conditions. GPs offer flu jabs to their patients for free. Pharmacies are also offering free flu jabs this year. However, only about half of all adults and children in Coventry who have a chronic condition received their jab last year. This includes people with severe asthma, diabetes, chronic heart disease and those with lowered immunity due to disease or medication. Other risk groups include people with chronic liver, kidney and neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s or Motor Neurone Disease, and those who have had a stroke or mini-stroke. Pregnant women at all stages of pregnancy are entitled to the jab because they are particularly at risk of complications from flu, and the vaccine will protect their baby in the first few months of life. Less than 50 per cent of women who were pregnant last winter had their vaccination. Carers who receive a carer’s allowance, or look after an elderly or disabled person, are another group entitled to the jab. Getting the flu jab is an important way of protecting yourself and those you care for. The flu vaccine changes every year to fight the latest strains of flu, so even if you had a jab last winter you need another one this year to stay flu safe. Dr Jane Moore, Coventry City Council’s Director of Public Health, said: “Flu can be a really serious illness for some people. It’s absolutely vital that people who are at risk get the jab. There are myths that we wish to dispel and we are encouraging more people to come forward. The flu jab is completely safe, and it can’t give you flu.” Cllr Alison Gingell, Coventry City Council’s Cabinet Member for Health, said:

“Getting a free flu jab is quick and effective. It’s a really important way for us to improve public health in the city. We want people to be equipped with the facts. The best time to be vaccinated is now at the start of the flu season and in time for the winter. We all need to be vigilant and I really hope we can increase the uptake.” Speak to your GP or local pharmacy about the free flu jab. It’s quick, safe and free for those most at risk from the virus.


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YOU CAN NOW BOOK APPOINTMENTS ONLINE Contact the surgery for your login details. To book appointments anytime day or night with patient access. FLU JABS ARE NOW AVAILABLE Contact the surgery if you fall into any of the categories below to receive your free vaccination. • • • • • •

Pregnant Over 65 Diabetes Heat Disease Asthmatic Or are a main carer.

The Flu Nasal spray vaccination is available for 2 to 3 year olds The Shingles vaccination is also available for 70 or 79 year olds Shingles can be a particularly painful illness so being vaccinated is well worth while. Wood End Precinct 100A Hillmorton Rd, CV2 1SG Tel: 024 76619996

Welcome to Dr Kiran Sohki a new doctor that joined woodend health centre in august. Kiran will be working full time to complete her GP training. She is joining us from University Hospital Coventry and warwickshire.

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PROTECT YOUR HOME The dark winter evenings can provide cover for a sneak-in burglar who spots an open window in an unoccupied room; sees your valuables through open curtains or blinds; or tries their luck with an unlocked door. The noise and distraction of bonfire celebrations also present an ideal opportunity for thieves to break into homes and each year officers remind people to ‘lock up, lights on’ before heading out - even if they are only holding a display in their own rear garden. Take these top five simple steps to help reduce the chances of your home becoming the target for a burglar: • • • • •

Always lock your doors and all accessible windows Restrict access to your back garden with a good fence and lockable gate. Use a timer switch to turn lights and radios on when you are out or away to give the impression that your house is occupied. Close curtains and blinds after dark so that your valuables can’t be seen from outside. Install a visible burglar alarm – and turn it on. If it has ‘zones’, turn on the alarm for downstairs while you are upstairs asleep.

In the run up to Bonfire Night West Midlands Police has launched Operation Cinders – with the hope of building on the success last year when we saw a 35.9% reduction in incidents. By working closely with partner agencies, such as Coventry Partnership, West Midlands Fire Service – we’re aiming to ensure that celebrations can be enjoyed safely without putting people at risk of harm. By law, firework retailers must not sell to under-18s or split packs into single units and ensure that fireworks are stored sensibly.

A reminder of firework regulations: No under-18s can be in possession of ‘adult’ fireworks in public – this excludes sparklers No-one, regardless of age, can possess fireworks designed for use by professional display operators only It’s illegal to use adult fireworks between the hours of 11pm and 7am A one-hour extension, until 12am, is granted on Bonfire Night (5 November).


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COMMUNITY CLEANUP FRIENDS OF MOAT HOUSE PARK

Friends of Moat House Park continue to meet every 2nd Thursday of each month at 7pm in the conference room at Moat House Leisure Centre, with a litter pick and other environmental work conducted on the following Saturday & Sunday from 10am, meeting in the park. If you have a couple of hours to spare each month new members would be very welcome. We are liaising closely with the parks’ department, aiming to bring the park to a higher level of maintenance and a more attractive place to spend time in. A workday on 28/09/13 was held in the park by The Challenge Project, included about 60 young people, park rangers and FOMHP members worked in the park, clearing overgrown areas, tidying some of the trees and clearing areas around the moat. They also erected a fence near to the school gate and a bridge over the moat. Sadly, 2 fruit trees which were planted by the group were stolen within 2 days. Many thanks to all involved for the good work done. For more information please contact the group via email janp9@hotmail.com

Unfortunately people are allowing their dogs to foul on our pavements and grassed areas. If it’s you please stop and start CLEANING IT UP If you know who it is or have observed someone letting their dog foul without cleaning it up please inform Animal Welfare Services on: T: 0500 834 333 E: animal.welfare@coventry.gov.uk Thank you from the Friends of Moat House Park


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RIVER SOWE HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE

Pictured: Left to right, Jack Langman (Chair Friends of Sowe Valley), Karl Holmes (Wood End resident, Sowe Valley Volunteer and trainee), Eric Austin (Sowe Valley Volunteer)

end when the project does; a committed team of volunteers, the Friends of Sowe Valley, are planning to continue to run volunteer days on the river in 2014! So now, more than ever, the support of the local community is vital to helping these days continue - all willing volunteers will be welcomed with open arms! To find out more and keep up to date with the Friends of Sowe Valley activities you can email the group at friendsofsowevalley@hotmail.co.uk.

Pictured: Himalayan Balasam Pulling at Purcell Road, Jolene Barnes (Sowe Valley Volunteer)

The Sowe Valley Project is coming to an end in November 2013 after 4 years. The Warwickshire Wildlife Trust coordinated project ran volunteer days in the WEHM area, as well as further downstream on the Sowe, to help improve the river. Local volunteers planted trees, cleared rubbish and pulled Himalayan Balsam at Wyken Slough, Almond Tree Avenue, Purcell Road and Hermes Crescent helping to make the river a better place for people and wildlife. The project is delighted to report that the WEHM area has been one of the places we have seen young people volunteering – happily wearing a pair of waders and getting stuck in! A huge thank you from the project staff to everyone who has volunteered over the last 4 years. Excitingly these volunteer days are not coming to an

The Sowe Valley Project has also worked with lots of residents and agencies in the WEHM area to deliver litter picks, children’s activities, arts activities and walks. The Sowe Valley Project team would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those partners and residents they have worked with (you know who you are!) as without their support, connections and eagerness to work with the project it would not have been able to achieve all it has for people and wildlife. It has been particularly special to see the wildlife themed road names within the new development continue, following the first four suggested in 2010 by the Junior Street Champions after working with the Sowe Valley Project. The WEHM area has some amazing green spaces within it and on its border for people and wildlife to enjoy – Moat House Park, Luscombe Fields, Wyken Slough Nature Park, Wyken Croft Nature Park and the Sowe Valley Parkland which is set to be transformed when the landscaping starts soon. The Sowe Valley Project hopes they continue to be enjoyed and loved by local people in the future.


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SPOT THE DIFFERENCE For a chance to win the following prizes in our ‘Spot the Difference’ competition, see if you can circle 5 differences in the bottom picture compared to the top picture from Manor Farm play area.

Meal voucher - £50.00 in value

Showcase Cinema £25.00 Family cinema ticket

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Closing date 30th November 2013 You can drop off your cut out entry form to the following locations: 1) Moat House Cafe 2) Whitefriars Regeneration Office 3) Craven Connections, (Henley Green Community Centre) 4) Wood End Community Centre 5) Riley Square, Whitefriars office

Name: Address:

E-mail address: Phone number: Age (please circle): 0-16 16-25 26-35 36-45 46-55 Over 55

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Dates for your diary Wood End RA (WERAF) Monday 11th November @ 6:00pm Venue: St Chad’s Church, Hillmorton Rd (generally every 4 weeks on a Monday) Regeneration Action Team (RATS) Thursday 14th November @ 6:00pm Venue: Whitefriars Regeneration office, Hillmorton Rd (generally every 6 weeks on a Thursday) Manor Farm 18th November @ 11.00am Venue: Henley Green Community Centre (generally 3rd Monday of each month) Deedmore RA Thursday 21st November @ 12.30pm Venue: Moat House Leisure Centre (generally 3rd Thursday of every month)

Henley Ward Councillors Cllr. Ed Ruane, Tel: 07817 218137, Email: ed.ruane@coventry.gov.uk Cllr. Lynnette Kelly, Tel: 024 7671 1682, Email: lynnette.kelly@coventry.gov.uk, Twitter: @lynnettekelly

Friends of Moat House Park 21st November @ 7:00pm Venue: Moat House Leisure Centre (generally 2nd Thursday of every month)

Cllr. Kevin Maton, Tel: 024 7646 1835, Email: kevin.maton@coventry.gov.uk, Twitter: @Cllr_KevinMaton

Henley Green RA Thursday 12th December @ 6.30pm Venue: Henley Green Community Centre. (generally bi-monthly 2nd Thursday of the month)

If you would like to contribute or get involved please contact the Spirit Quarters Regeneration Team (024 7658 7065) or Purple Patch (024 7662 2964).

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