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2018

Winter is Coming
Winter is Coming

For road-users, the winter nights can be dark and full of terrors. David Mazurke, Group Manager of Highways, Street Lighting, Gullies and Winter Maintenance for the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council talks us through the difficult task of maintaining Bradford’s roads in arctic conditions.

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Simply does it: Demystifying the recycling process
Simply does it: Demystifying the recycling process

Simon Ellin, Chief Executive of The Recycling Association, gives an overview of the UK’s recycling practices and processes; where we are and where we need to get to if we are to achieve better outcomes.

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A quarter of UK councils have stopped offering Meals on Wheels since 2014
A quarter of UK councils have stopped offering Meals on Wheels since 2014

24 per cent of the UK’s local authorities have stopped offering a Meals on Wheels services to elderly and vulnerable people since 2014, new research has revealed. 

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More beans for your buck: Adding value to parks
More beans for your buck: Adding value to parks

Gillian Morgan of Sustain, discusses the value of food growing in parks ahead of their new joint publication with Shared Assets.

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Taking housing to the max
Taking housing to the max

Larissa Reid, Executive Director at Brighton and Hove City Council talks us through the steps her council is taking to maximise its existing housing stock and improve housing quality.

 

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Chancellor urged to use the Autumn Budget to fund neighbourhood services
Chancellor urged to use the Autumn Budget to fund neighbourhood services

A new report on English Local Government finance ‘Hollowed out: the impact of financial localisation on neighbourhood services’ has found that by 2019/2020, council tax and business rates will exceed the spending that local government controls by £7 billion per year. 

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Embracing a commercial approach to service delivery - APSE at the Public Sector Solutions Expo
Embracing a commercial approach to service delivery - APSE at the Public Sector Solutions Expo

APSE Chief Executive Paul O'Brien will be chairing a panel discussion on commercialisation in local government at Manchester Central on 20 November. 

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Winning in Nottingham!
Winning in Nottingham!

Announcing the winners of the Environmental Services Innovation Awards 2018 and Streetscene and Horticulture Apprentices of the Year!

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Highlights from the Annual Seminar 2018: Exploring the emerging practices of municipal entrepreneurialism
Highlights from the Annual Seminar 2018: Exploring the emerging practices of the new municipalism

As part of APSE’s collaboration with ITN - Future Communities: Greener, Cleaner, Smarter - a camera crew was on hand for the Annual Seminar; speaking to delegates about the challenges and opportunities facing local government.

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Green Great Britain Week
Green Great Britain Week

APSE Energy is helping to highlight Green Great Britain Week, and the important role local government is playing in helping to shape the future of energy. 

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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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