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2020

Oxford serves as a great example of corona community kindness
Oxford serves as a great example of corona community kindness

ODS (Oxford Direct Services) and Oxford City Council have settled into a new way of working and thank the public for its help in adapting so rapidly and supporting our key workers.

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Energising energy management
Energising energy management

Head of APSE Energy, Phil Brennan explains why COVID-19 responses within local authorities should not exclude the role of energy managers and those tackling climate change and renewable energy initiatives.

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Why we need data!
Why we need data!

At this current time, it’s never been more crucial to collect data to understand fully the impact and consequences of COVID-19 and how this has impacted on resources and performance across council services writes APSE’s Debbie Johns, Head of Performance Networks.

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Responding to the challenges on the frontline
Responding to the challenges on the frontline

Head of APSE Solutions, Andy Mudd, explores the issues of reality that will face frontline services and the help that is at hand from experts in the field

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Every day’s a school day!
Every day’s a school day!

Fiona Sutton-Wilson, APSE Head of Training, shares her thoughts on making the most out of a very different situation and ensuring we capture the opportunities for learning and development.     

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Full throttle to a low carbon future
Full throttle to a low carbon future

Michael Figures, Business Development Projects Officer, Perth and Kinross Council, spoke to APSE Direct about how his Council’s Low Carbon Transport and Smart Energy Network has the potential to reduce total energy costs, carbon emissions and generate income for the authority. 

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Salix Finance helps to fund Highland Council energy efficiency upgrades
Salix Finance helps to fund Highland Council energy efficiency upgrades

The Highland Council is expected to save hundreds of thousands of pounds a year and significantly reduce its carbon emissions thanks to energy efficiency upgrades part-funded by the Scottish Government through Salix Finance.

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This should be the beginning not the end of the debate on public finances
This should be the beginning not the end of the debate on public finances

APSE's response to Budget 2020.

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Selling services to schools
Selling services to schools

A new report by APSE ‘Selling Services to Schools: Facing the Future’ which was written and researched by CIPFA, finds that there are risks associated with the fragmentation of services as a result of academies, free schools and the declining role of local education authorities (LEAs).

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Activity and adequate hydration are the foundations for healthy young lives
Activity and adequate hydration are the foundations for healthy young lives

Councillor Evelyn Akoto discusses how Southwark Council is making water more accessible in schools and across the Borough to help address the issue of childhood obesity in the local area. 

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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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