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Scotland welcomes champions

The Association for Public Service (APSE) has revealed the finalists in their award for  Overall Council of the Year in Service Delivery which includes:-


  • Aberdeen City Council
  • City of Edinburgh Council
  • Durham County Council
  • Nottingham City Council
  • Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
  • Sheffield City Council
  • South Lanarkshire Council
  • Stockton on Tees Borough Council
  • Wakefield Council
  • West Lindsey Council



The winner of the award will be announced in Glasgow at a charity dinner on Thursday 13th September 2012. To reach a place in the finals councils needed to demonstrate excellence in service delivery, over at least four different frontline service areas, and reach the award finals in these categories.


Paul O’Brien, Chief Executive of APSE said ‘These are not awards that recognise obscure or meaningless targets or initiatives. These awards are about the services that local councils deliver on the frontline, day in and day out, to local residents. From emptying bins to serving up nutritious school meals these awards are about the frontline services that matter to the public’.


O’Brien added ‘Instead of denigrating public service workers, as so often happens in the media, APSE is celebrating the very best in service delivery and rightfully recognising the contribution that workers within local councils make to frontline public services in the UK.’



APSE is the Association for Public Service Excellence working with over 300 local councils throughout the UK


Over 360 submissions were received to the APSE awards and the awards are marked by an independent panel of judges


APSE supports Parkinson’s UK through the awards dinner


For media interview or further enquiries please email Mo Baines on mbaines@apse.org.uk

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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