APSE has set up a COVID-19 Information Hub to deal with frontline service issues as they arise; ensuring greater resilience and learning between each other during this difficult time.
Renowned poet Tony Walsh was commissioned by APSE to create a very special poem in thanks to all the unsung heroes in local government who have worked on the frontline, and behind the scenes, as officers and as councillors, to support our communities.
A celebration of the very best in local government. See if you can spot your local council!
Emma Lindley, Housing Strategic Lead at Ashfield District Council, highlights how rough sleeping has changed in Ashfield and other Nottinghamshire authorities as a result of the “Everyone In” initiative during the summer lockdown.
Announcing the APSE Overall Council of the Year in Service Delivery Finalists 2020.
A new public opinion poll, conducted by leading polling company Survation for APSE, has reinforced support for councils, councillors and council workers who have responded to Covid-19.
APSE's response to the Spending Review.
Go Plant Fleet Services have a number of Minibuses, many with wheelchair lifts, which may suit educational transport or for use by any charities or community groups supported by councils.
These awards recognise the very best in local government frontline services across the UK and following a rigorous round of judging the finalist councils have now been announced.
A ground-breaking new green energy system – which can generate extra revenue for local authorities and help them meet their climate change targets – has been launched by the pioneering AceOn group.
With the demand for tree planting growing as a result of climate change, John Tucker, Director of Woodland Outreach at The Woodland Trust, outlines the key steps local authorities ought to take if they are to deliver successful planting project.
Ambitious plans are being advanced by Shetland Islands Council for the transition to clean sources of alternative fuel production. Douglas Irvine, Executive Manager, Economic Development, discusses the far-reaching plans for renewable energy in Shetland.
Susan Parkinson and Mark Cleaver of Monmouthshire Council discuss the reasons behind the Council’s anti-litter campaign, and process of developing it.
Stephen Boyd, Commercial Director at Boyd Brothers, APSE’s EV Infrastructure Installation partner shares his thoughts on today’s announcement bringing forward the ban on the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles across the UK to 2030.
The APSE Highways and Street Lighting Apprentice of the Year Award 2020, kindly sponsored by WJ Group, is a celebration of the achievements of apprentices across the industry.
LACA (The school food people) who have been running NSMW for almost 30 years, are supporting school caterers across England and Wales to help encourage pupils to enjoy hot school meals to fuel healthy minds and to support local British Food.
Having built over 80% of Scotland’s Electric Vehicle (EV) infrastructure, Boyd Brothers are one of the UK’s leading EV infrastructure specialists. As the newest member of APSE Energy’s Approved Partner scheme, we spoke to Boyd Brothers about their sector-leading products.
Gardening and growing our own food, has increased in popularity as the restrictions of lockdown have taken their toll. Sandy Paterson, Natural Environment Officer at Glasgow City Council, explains how his team have helped raise awareness of how allotments can support wildlife in the City.
The Energiesprong pilot in Nottingham was the first in the country. Katie Greenhalgh, Energy Projects Manager at Nottingham City Council, takes us through the pilot’s impressive results.