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Officials will reply to 'super council' queries online.

A SERIES of online chats will be held as the council presses ahead with plans to join Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country in a West Midlands super council.

Coventry City Council officials, including Labour leader council Ann Lucas, will answer questions about the plans to join a West Midlands Combined Authority.

The leaders of the seven West Midlands Councils insist they must join forces in order to be handed significant powers from central government under devolution plans.

But some residents have expressed concerns over a loss of identity or dominance by Birmingham, as the largest city in the region.

The council has budgeted up to PS250,000 to "engage" residents over the plans. Other plans include an independent "Citizens' Panel" event scheduled to take place in September.

The online chat sessions will be held on Thursday, August 6, between 11am and 1pm; Monday, August 10, between 1pm and 3pm; Tuesday, August 18, between 3pm and 5pm and Tuesday, August 25, between 6pm until 8pm.

Residents can take part in the chats by visiting coventry.gov.uk/blog/ WMCA.

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