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2022

Understanding Electricity: Reducing costs and increasing income for local authorities
Understanding Electricity: Reducing costs and increasing income for local authorities

Having an understanding of electricity is vital to being able to manage energy better and invest effectively to generate, distribute or supply it. This new APSE energy publication provides a clear and concise explanation of the topic of electricity, how it works and, most importantly, how the people and businesses that local authorities serve can benefit from it.

Sutton’s Age Friendly Journey
Sutton’s Age Friendly Journey

Sutton Council and Age UK Sutton are working together to support older people in the Borough with the shared ambition of more people enjoying a good later life.

Lambeth Council’s non-chemical romance
Lambeth Council’s non-chemical romance

Ian Ross, Head of Parks and Leisure Services at Lambeth Council, outlines his team’s nature-friendly approach to tackling weeds; with a focus on the Council’s promise not to use herbicides for routine grounds maintenance except for in instances where there is no alternative.

Roadvert's 'Ads On The Move' gives big boost to Business Gateway Fife
Roadvert's 'Ads On The Move' gives big boost to Business Gateway Fife

A look at how APSE Approved Partner, Roadvert, helped to encourage residents in communities across Fife to think about alternative career paths; using advertising on the sides of refuse vehicles to generate a big uptick in enquiries and converts to actions. 

Using the planning process to unlock behaviour change initiatives - Swindon Council
Using the planning process to unlock behaviour change initiatives - Swindon Council

Claire Fleming, Travel Plan Officer, provides a closer look at how Swindon Borough Council is securing travel plans for new developments, and encouraging sustainable and active travel.

Reporting back from APSE's Cemeteries and Crematoria Seminar 2022
Reporting back from APSE's Cemeteries and Crematoria Seminar 2022

On 5 March 2022, APSE held its bi-annual Cemeteries and Crematoria Seminar in Staffordshire. Matt Ellis, APSE Communications Officer, provides a short summary of the day’s speakers and the topics of discussion from a lively event bursting with ideas on best practice. 

The importance of securing the future of Meals on Wheels
The importance of securing the future of Meals on Wheels

New research showcases the benefits of Meals on Wheels, but also the challenges faced by the service, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Angeliki Papadaki, Senior Lecturer in Nutrition at the University of Bristol, examines the lessons that were learned from researching two local authorities in South West England.

May/June APSE Direct out now!
May/June APSE Direct out now!

This special Aviemore edition includes articles on alternative fuel vehicles, climate action, meals on wheels, active travel, a nature-friendly approach to tackling weeds, e-cargo bikes, creating greenspace amenity in the heart of a city. 

Loch, stock and thought-provoking panels - What to expect at Aviemore
Loch, stock and thought-provoking panels

APSE is delighted to once again announce we will be returning to the picturesque town as part of APSE Scotland’s Fleet, Waste and Grounds Seminar 2022. The event features Scotland’s largest trade exhibition of its kind, as well as ample opportunities for learning though our panel discussions. 

Turning words into climate action - Wirral Council
Turning words into climate action

APSE Training’s hugely popular Carbon Literacy course has been a real source of inspiration for Wirral Council, as it aspires to become a net carbon neutral council by 2030.

Colchester ignites an eCargo bike revolution!
Colchester ignites an eCargo bike revolution!

Colchester Borough Council has developed an ambitious scheme that pioneers the use of convenient, green electric cargo bikes in the town. Emily Harrup, Transport and Sustainability Joint Lead, provides an overview. 

Bringing a steel giant back to life - Manchester's Castlefield Viaduct
Bringing a steel giant back to life

Duncan Laird, Head of Urban Places at the National Trust, talks reimagining Manchester’s Castlefield viaduct; Creating a cultural, heritage and greenspace amenity in the heart of the city.

The pressure on plots: APSE on BBC Breakfast
The pressure on plots: APSE on BBC Breakfast

On 25 April, findings from APSE’s latest State of the Market on Allotments were cited on a news item for BBC Breakfast. Filmed on location at an allotment site in Derby, BBC journalist Nina Warhurst looked at the pressure on allotment plots across the UK. 

AceOn: Supporting social housing energy transformation
AceOn: Supporting social housing energy transformation

Richard Partington, managing director of AceOn Energy, an APSE Energy Approved Partner, explains why we are at a tipping point when it comes to the climate emergency and why the time to act is now.

Council submits an expression of interest for the acquisition of RAF Scampton
Council submits an expression of interest for the acquisition of RAF Scampton

West Lindsey District Council has submitted an, expression of interest in the potential future acquisition of RAF Scampton.

EV fleet and alternative fuels in refuse collection vehicles - Share your views at APSE's upcoming roundtable
EV fleet and alternative fuels in refuse collection vehicles - Share your views at APSE's upcoming roundtable

Help APSE develop an accurate snapshot of their use throughout the sector. 

APSE Street Cleansing Seminar 2022: A Report Back
APSE Street Cleansing Seminar 2022: A Report Back

On 5 March 2022, APSE held its first in-person Street Cleansing Seminar for over two years at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham. Matt Ellis, APSE Communications Officer, provides a summary of the day’s speakers and the topics of discussion. 

Heat Networks as part of the solution for decarbonisation
Heat Networks as part of the solution for decarbonisation

APSE Energy's latest report is an online-only publication, which helps to inform local authority officers and councillors about the benefits of heat networks. The report is free to access for APSE energy members. 

APSE Scotland Soft Facilities Management Seminar 2022 - Highlights
APSE Scotland Soft Facilities Management Seminar 2022 - Highlights

Highlights from the APSE Scotland Online Soft Facilities Management Seminar 2022, held online on Tuesday 29 March 2022

Finalists announced for this year's MJ Achievement Awards
Finalists announced for this year's MJ Achievement Awards

APSE is proud to once again sponsor the "Best Council Services Team" at the MJ Achievement Awards 2022.

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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