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2021

Cornwall’s pop up sites
Cornwall’s pop up sites

Offering commercial opportunities from beautiful beaches to well trodden trails, the Pop-Up project has generated over £150K additional income for the Council. Kay Roberts, Public Open Space Officer at Cornwall Council, sheds light on this highly innovative and impactful scheme.

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Announcing the winners of the APSE Annual Service Awards 2021
Announcing the winners of the APSE Annual Service Awards 2021

These awards recognise the very best in local government frontline services across the UK.

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Time for housing to come home to councils
Time for housing to come home to councils

A new report, by the UK’s largest public sector union UNISON, has called for councils to be placed at the heart of a new homes revolution to address the deepening UK housing crisis.

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Go Plant Fleet Services is proud to supply four state-of-the-art Refuse Collection Vehicles to Hyndburn Borough Council.
Go Plant Fleet Services is proud to supply four state-of-the-art Refuse Collection Vehicles to Hyndburn Borough Council.

Following an open tender process via the Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation, Go Plant Fleet Services were awarded, and have recently delivered, four new Dennis Eagle Refuse Collection Vehicles into Hyndburn Borough Council.

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'Local by default' - The APSE Local Government Commission 2030's roadmap for change
'Local by default' - The APSE Local Government Commission 2030's roadmap for change

The final report of the APSE Local Government Commission (ALGC) 2030, set up to explore what the next decade could hold for a revitalised local government, has called for a system reset and at its heart a new constitutional settlement for local councils. 

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How local authorities can use place-making to drive the green recovery
How local authorities can use place-making to drive the green recovery

A new report published by APSE, researched and written by the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA), is calling for a national enabling strategy to place local government at the heart of a post-pandemic recovery, suggesting that its role in place making will be the core driver to a green recovery.

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Zero carbon heat for Gateshead
Zero carbon heat for Gateshead

A bold new strategy to deliver zero carbon heating for Gateshead in just nine years was approved by the Council's cabinet on 22 June 2021. 

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Celebrating Clean Air Day in Guildford
Celebrating Clean Air Day in Guildford

In the last decade, Guildford Borough Council has invested approximately £10 million on energy-saving projects to make significant carbon reductions across its own estate and in its social housing

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Dacorum becomes first Silver level Carbon Literate borough council
Dacorum becomes first Silver level Carbon Literate borough council

Dacorum Borough Council is the first borough council in the UK to achieve a Silver level ‘Carbon Literate Organisation’ accreditation.

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The ‘Good Food’ Case for the provision of Universal Free School Meals (UFSM) in Scotland
The ‘Good Food’ Case for the provision of Universal Free School Meals (UFSM) in Scotland

A Working Group of 15 organisations from across the school food sector has convened to create a Discussion Paper to outline key opportunities and recommendations for harnessing maximum benefits for Scottish children and young people.

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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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