A new report published by APSE and written by the New Policy Institute finds that over the nine years from 2009/10 resources devoted to neighbourhood services across Britain fell 27 per cent representing a total of £8.9bn in 2017/18 prices.
Councils across England are today warning that homes created using permitted development rights are a potential threat to people’s health and wellbeing, with the most vulnerable people in society being more at risk.
You can download a summary report of a new APSE Energy research paper ‘Local authority climate emergency declarations’ as featured in the Guardian which provides an understanding of what declaring a climate emergency can do, when to use it and how it can be used in the context of local councils.
The Local Government Awards Northern Ireland showcase the best examples of service provision, new initiatives and personal commitment from councils, councillors and officers.
The gentler, environmentally-friendly alternative to cremation
A look at Hertfordshire’s multi- agency approach to reducing fly tipping
A message on behalf of Paul O'Brien, Chair of the Parks Action Group Knowledge and Skills work stream
In 2015, to address the housing crisis in Telford & Wrekin, the local council set up a new wholly owned company called Nuplace to build and manage more than 400 private and affordable homes to rent - with impressive results. APSE Direct spoke to the Director of Nuplace, Katherine Kynaston, to learn more about the company.
Dundee has the highest proportion of electric vehicles in its council fleet in Scotland. APSE Direct spoke to Councillor Lynne Short about her Council’s achievement and future plans for the fleet.
How can newly elected council administrations implement their manifesto pledges and embed new thinking into the organisation's culture? Andy Mudd, Head of APSE Solutions, takes a look at what is required for incoming leaderships to be effective.