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APSE Southern Region Parks & Open Spaces Seminar 2018

APSE Parks & Open Spaces Seminar 2018

Tuesday 27th November 2018

Regent's University London, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4NS


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Seminar Objectives:

APSE is pleased to announce this unique opportunity to consider the future provision of local parks, opportunities for civic enterprise within parks services and quality matters in the day-to-day management of parks and green space assets.

Set within the picturesque surroundings of Regents Park in Central London, the day will include case studies of income generation, maximising return on investment in park amenities and explore how we might harness the power of community partnerships and the support of local parks champions to enhance green space service provision. We will also explore how we can deliver excellence in events management, care of freshwater habitats and create a compelling offer for residents to encourage engagement in green exercise.

Speakers include Paul O’Brien, APSE Chief Executive and Chair of the Knowledge & Skills Work stream (Parks Action Group) discussing future financial models for delivery, Nick Grayson, Climate and Change Sustainability Manager at Birmingham City Council unpacking the potential of Ecosystems Services in Cities and Sean Flesher, Chief Officer – Parks and Countryside at Leeds City Council, outlining the Council’s steps towards delivering 1 million of net income in 2018 & 2019 through parks amenities and fundraising initiatives.

With the combined benefit of expert input and lessons learned from entrepreneurial sector trailblazers, we look forward to welcoming you to Regents Park to explore with like-minded colleagues the sustained future provision of public parks.

Who should attend:

•Chief executives
•Elected Members
•Service Directors
•Parks and grounds maintenance professionals
•Horticulture, landscape, green space professionals
•Policy Officers
•Trade union representatives
•Parks/landscape consultants
•Academic researchers
•Contractors and suppliers
•Voluntary organisations

The Venue:   

Regent’s University London

Inner Circle, Regent’s Park

London NW1 4NS

Venue Access:

By road - The M40 joins Marylebone Road. A1/M1 via Camden. Parking is available at the venue at £15/day and on the Inner Circle at £2.50/hr.
By rail - Euston, Paddington and King’s Cross Rail stations are within a 5-10 minute taxi ride.
By tube - Baker Street is the nearest tube station. If walking from Baker Street tube station take the Marylebone Road exit. Follow the road towards Madame Tussauds. Turn left at York Gate. This road will lead you directly to the University main entrance on left hand side.


Reserve your place below:

Seminar Title: APSE Parks & Open Spaces Seminar 2018

Seminar Date: Tuesday 27th November 2018

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What's included: The delegate fee covers attendance, delegates' documentation, lunch and light refreshments. Please note that hotel accommodation is not included. 

APSE members                  £175+VAT
Non member LAs:               £259+VAT
Commercial organisations: £375+VAT 


Cancellation and refund policy

Reservation is a contract. Substitution of delegates is acceptable any time in writing by email to sscholes@apse.org.uk. Cancellations must be made in writing at least 10 working days before the event and will incur a 20% administration fee. No refunds can be given for cancellations received less than 10 working days before the event or for non-attendance. In the unlikely event of cancellation by the organisers, liability will be restricted to the refund of fees paid. The organisers reserve the right to make changes to the programme, speakers or venue should this become necessary.

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Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.




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