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APSE Parks and Open Spaces Seminar 2017

APSE Parks and Open Spaces Seminar 2017

Thursday 30 November 2017
The City Centre, 80 Basinghall Street, London, EC2V 5AR

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Seminar objectives

The seminar will explore a wide range of issues, including strategic delivery models, supplier management and safety measures as well as volunteer management, public health benefits of parks and opportunities to deliver new public parks and open spaces.

APSE Associate, Alan Plom will be outlining measures to limit risks of Hand-Arm Vibration syndrome and enhance driver safety. Keith Dalton, Technical Inspector at the Register of Play Inspectors International will be sharing an overview of industry standards in Playground Inspections and Maintenance. We’ll also be joined by Dr Matthew White, Senior Lecturer at Exeter University, who will be presenting the outcomes of his research in to the impact of green infrastructure on human health and James Blockley, Team Leader at Oxfordshire County Council who will look at how they have engaged the public in exploring Oxfordshire’s countryside, supported by 600+ volunteers.

We’ll be exploring how we can generate funding to bring disused open space in to public use; Chris Worman MBE, Parks and Grounds Manager, Rugby Borough Council will be sharing a case study on the development of Centenary Park and Chris Welsh, Parks Operation Manager at the London Borough of Ealing will be sharing, how Northala Park, formed from development Waste Spoil , has increased the park asset base of the authority and underpinned the sustainable drainage infrastructure of the area.

Finally, we will be hearing how Newcastle City Council have embarked on a radical transformation programme, exploring a variety of delivery models for local parks and about Nottingham’s City Council’s work towards a self-funding delivery mechanism for Parks. Further, how Haringey Council have delivered savings through the design and install of a Dynamic Purchasing system for Parks services.

A unique day, brimming with ideas and examples of innovation in Parks delivery, we look forward to gathering again at the City of London Corporation’s City Centre venue to meet with like-minded colleagues and learn from how local authorities UK-wide are facing the challenges of public parks management in 2017.

Reserve your place below:

Seminar Title: APSE Parks and Open Spaces Seminar 2017
Seminar Date: Thursday 30 November 2017

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APSE members delegate fee: £175 + VAT
Non-members delegate fee: £259 + VAT
Commercial organisation: £375 + VAT


CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY: Reservation is a contract. Substitution of delegates is acceptable any time in writing by email to adminsouthern@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 local government body 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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