Local Authority Fleet operations are the essential element in ensuring the continued delivery of front-line Council services. The past 18 months have placed a heavy burden on all Council services, requiring ingenuity and resilience to overcome the effects of COVID-19. To ensure well run in-house fleet and maintenance services stay ahead of the game, this seminar brings together the elements that influence future success.
Speakers will cover the national picture, the regulatory context, human, financial and legal issues and strategies for maintaining efficient operations. The seminar will also take a look at innovation, the transition to cleaner fuels, regulation and ensuring continued efficient delivery of fleet services.
If the pandemic has taught local authorities anything, it is the importance of collective action and the importance of some of our assets which have previously been overlooked such as parks and greenspaces.
However, perhaps the most visible local authority service has been waste collection and recycling. Throughout the pandemic these services have been consistently delivered, much to the appreciation of local residents and businesses.
This being one of APSE’s first physical seminars since lockdown, it will be looking at how Waste and Recycling collection are like so many services, having to change their approaches due to the need to meet climate change targets and deliver more affordable and effective services. Both new technology and service reviews will be considered as means to achieve these requirements.