How can we improve our city?

Imagine Coventry City Council had £50,000 more to improve our city… What would you spend it on?

Use what you have learned this week about how the council spends its budget to write a persuasive letter to Colleen Fletcher MP to request £50,000 from the Government to spend in Coventry. In your letter, you need to persuade her why we need this money. Remember to include persuasive language, clear topic sentences and elaborative statistics.


  1. Broad Heath Primary School
    Hanford Close
    CV6 5DP
    Tel 024 76689558
    Fax 024 76664176

    Thursday 16th February 2017

    House of Commons,
    SW1A 0AA

    Dear Mrs Fletcher,

    I am writing to ask you if the Government could donate £50,000 to Coventry City Council.

    I suggest we should spend this £50,000 on social care. This extra amount of money is crucial and beneficial to the city. We need more helpers to support our elderly who are suffering from illness, disability, old age or poverty. Do you want all these poor elderly people to suffer with life-long conditions?

    It is essential we use the £50,000 for more caring towards elderly people; this would give the elderly and most vulnerable the support they need. Recently, a 94 year old woman was scammed out of her pensions and life savings. This shows significant scamming especially with the elderly. So we need some carers to keep their funds safe. This is why I strongly believe we need some friendly companions to keep them safe.

    To conclude, I want you to consider my request and to ask the Government to donate £50,000 to Coventry City Council for an excellent cause.

    Yours sincerely

    Jay Damania

  2. Broad Heath Primary School
    Hanford Close
    CV6 5DP
    Tel 024 76689558
    Fax 024 76664176

    17TH February 2017

    House of Commons
    SW1A OAA

    Dear Colleen Fletcher,

    I am writing to ask you if you could donate the £50,000 to Coventry City Council for them to pay for parks and leisure facilities since many people use them on a regular basis in their lives.

    Firstly, I strongly believe that parks and leisure centres are essential in everyday life as they can decrease the amount of obesity, depression and crime and improve air quantity. Surely you would agree that parks provide nutrition classes, sports programs, and recreation activities to get people and children moving to keep them fit and healthy. According to the Surgeon General, “Engaging in regular physical activity is one of the most important things that people of all ages can do to improve their health. National obesity statistics are sobering, with more than two-thirds of adults and nearly one in three children considered overweight or obese.”

    In addition parks supply facilities for children to work independently (such as parks, trails, outdoor fitness stations, pools, and recreation centres) and can improve children’s cognitive development and interactive skills.

    Secondly, it is a fact that parks can give time for many different people to gather around, work as a team and increase the friends and relationships between people. No one can deny that parks and recreation hosts a variety of citywide events that bring the people, community and tourists together. Today, about 34 million people use public parks on a regular basis – nearly 60 per cent of the population – for a wide range of activities that include walking, picnics, sports and meeting friends.

    In summary, I hope that this discussion could be raised in the parliament since parks are one of the most visited places.

    Yours sincerely,


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