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2018

Updated planning framework is a key test of government’s commitment to affordable housing
Updated planning framework is a key test of government’s commitment to affordable housing

The Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) and APSE are calling on government to clarify and strengthen its commitment to delivering affordable housing by amending the definition of affordable housing and the viability test.

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Delight in Dunblane: The APSE Scottish Building and Housing Awards 2018.
Delight in Dunblane:  The APSE Scottish Building and Housing Awards 2018.

APSE is delighted to announce the winners of the prestigious Scottish Building and Housing Apprentice Awards 2018, as well as the winner of the first annual Margo Blair Award.

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The people are always right!
The people are always right!

APSE has recently worked with Survation on a survey looking at attitudes to neighbourhood services amongst the general public. Paul Smith, Director of Government & Public Sector at Survation, examines the results of the survey, and what they mean for local councils.

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Discover how your service can achieve a clean bill of health
Discover how your service can achieve a clean bill of health

Head of service at Bolton Council, Elaine Bridge, talks about how APSE’s new training course – Cleaning in local authority environments – has helped her team adapt to a rapidly changing environment.

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Celebrating innovating frontline services
Celebrating innovating frontline services

Announcing the finalists of the Highways, Street Lighting and Winter Maintenance Innovation Awards 2018.

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APSE data in the National Litter Strategy Dashboard
APSE data in the National Litter Strategy Dashboard

APSE is delighted to announce Defra’s newly published “litter dashboard” will be using data collected from APSE’s performance networks service.

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Powys DBS: a seamless and quality service
Powys DBS: a seamless and quality service

As one of the most popular Disclosure and Barring Services in Wales, we spoke to Nicola Williams, Business Services Programme Delivery Manager at Powys County Council, about what is driving the success of Powys’ DBS.

 
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New APSE Approved Partners: Welcome to Nexus Vehicle Rental
New APSE Approved Partners: Welcome to Nexus Vehicle Rental

Congratulations and a warm welcome to Nexus Vehicle Rental, who have now been confirmed as APSE Approved Partners. 

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A smouldering platform: reforming local government in Australia
A smouldering platform: reforming local government in Australia

Gary Murphy, General Manager of Lismore City Council in Australia, recently visited England to see how councils are weathering the austerity storm, and whether any lessons learnt could be applied to local government in Australia.

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Municipal energy: How local government can fight fuel poverty
Municipal energy: How local government can fight fuel poverty

Derby City Council launched a new energy brand called ‘RAM Energy’ on 6 October 2017. In the first 9 days of trading, over 100 households switched to RAM 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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