Association for Public Service Excellence
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What we do

Chairs and secretaries

Each year the region appoints a chair, secretary and additional representatives to represent the Southern region at APSE’s National Council.

APSE Southern Regional Representatives for 2013/14

  • Chair- Cllr Van Coulter, Oxford City Council
  • Secretary- Paul Peters, LB of Enfield
  • Vice chair- Cllr Jean Heywood, Hertsmere Borough Council

Additional Representatives

  • Cllr Simon Letts, Southampton City Council
  • Cllr Jean Heywood, Hertsmere Borough Council
  • Cllr Phil O'Dell, London Borough of Harrow


  • Andrew Martin, Dorset County Council
  • John Harrison, Peterborough City Council 

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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