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About Wyken

Wyken (Pronounced Why-kin) is now a part of the City of Coventry, it's centre being approximately three miles North East of Coventry city centre, it is in the diocese of Lichfield and the hundred of Knightlow. The oldest building in Wyken (and Coventry) is St. Mary Magdelene Church in Wyken Croft which was originally built in the eleventh century about the same time as the now ruined Caludon castle. The original village of Wyken opposite the church, (13 houses according to Dr. William Thomas, 1730) has long since disappeared under the urban sprawl of Coventry, and Wyken itself now covers a much larger area. The last boundary expansion of Wyken came in 1993 when Combe fields was added from the parish of Rugby.

Wyken Community Library

Providing quality library and information services.

Opening times:

Monday 9:00am to 12 noon and 3.00pm to 6:00pm

Tuesday 9:00am to 12 noon and 3:00pm to 6.00pm

Wednesday 9.00am to 12 noon and 3.00pm to 6.00pm

Thursday 9:00am to 12 noon and 3.00pm to 8:00pm

 Friday 9:00am to 12noon

Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm

Sunday 10.00am to 12noon



Level access, automatic doors, public access areas on one level, Guide dogs allowed

Services offered:

  • Books for loan free of charge
  • A children's library with a collection of books to help with homework
  • Talking Books free to visually impaired people, under 16s and the over 60s
  • DVDs and CDs for loan for a small charge
  • Books in Bengali, Gujurati, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu
  • Language sets for learning a second language
  • Book {}request service
  • A local history collection on Coventry City
  • Free access to two bookable computers with office software and internet access
  • Fax machine (small charge)
  • Housebound reader service

Telephone 024 7670 9348 for information on booking computers, and other information.

Contact Details

Wyken Community Library
Wyken Community Centre
Westmorland Road, Wyken

Office: 024 7670 9348

Fax: 024 7670 9348

Local Government

Voting patterns
Wyken ward (Coventry North East)
Conservatives 1,007 - 31.5%
Labour   1,539 - 48.1%
Liberal Democrats   655 - 20.5%


Conservatives 1.341 - 41.6%
Labour  1,287 - 39.9%
Liberal Democrats  599 - 18.6%

Local Election Results 2002
Electorate 13056
Suzanna Ella Dixon Conservative  1373  39%
Colleen Margaret Fletcher Labour 1521  43.2%
William George Haynes Lib Dem  619    17.6%
Spoiled Papers 8  
Total Votes 3521
Elected:- Colleen Margaret Fletcher Labour Hold
Turnout 27%

Local Coucillors for Wyken Ward

Susanna Dixon 2004 - 2008

024 7662 2206

Hazel Sweet 2007 - 2011

Angela Waters 2006 - 2010

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Facts & Figures from the 1991 Census
Population of Coventry 277,123   Population of Wyken 17,850
Ethnic split African/Carribean 300 - 1.7%
Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi 1040 - 5.8%
White/European/Other    16,510 - 92.5%
(Coventry Population 1999 301,000)

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