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2021

Food and climate: Why local government matters
Food and climate: Why local government matters

As the preparations get under way for COP26, Pete Ritchie, Executive Director at Nourish Scotland, sheds light on the tools that can be harnessed at a local level to create more equitable food systems. 

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Creating a future for Wokingham town centre
Creating a future for Wokingham town centre

In 2010 WBC adopted a Masterplan for Wokingham town centre, designed to help revitalise the town centre, bring back footfall and deliver much needed community facilities for all. Having scooped Best Housing, Regeneration or New Build Initiative at the APSE Service Awards 2020, we take a closer look at the wide range of benefits the regeneration is delivering to the Wokingham businesses and communities. 

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Wigan Highways: Paving the way in best practice
Wigan Highways: Paving the way in best practice

The Deal is very much real for Wigan’s highways. Having scooped both the Best Service Team in Highways Maintenance at the APSE Service Awards as well as the APSE Highways Innovation Award in 2020, we take a closer look at the secrets to success for this serial winner. 

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Armagh starts multi-million-pound restoration of up to 15 historic buildings
Armagh starts multi-million-pound restoration of up to 15 historic buildings

Armagh’s largest building conservation project begins as work starts on 6 & 10 Barrack Street.

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State of UK Parks Survey 2021
State of UK Parks Survey 2021

APSE and CFP are keen to build on previous State of UK Parks research. To that end we have designed a new research project. 

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Cumnock to become the green energy capital of Scotland!
Cumnock to become the green energy capital of Scotland!

Knockroon Estate, on the outskirts of Cumnock, has been unveiled as the location for a ground breaking, world-leading energy project which will revolutionise how renewable energy supplies are generated, stored and used by communities in the area.

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Maintaining local roads to target conditions is still out of reach for local authorities
Maintaining local roads to target conditions is still out of reach for local authorities

The Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey – now in its 26th year – provides detailed insight into the funding and conditions of the local road network

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New professional hub launched to support independent living
New professional hub launched to support independent living

A groundbreaking new hub has been launched to make it easier for health, care and housing professionals to prescribe equipment that enables vulnerable people to live independently.

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A closer look at The Parks Management Forum
A closer look at The Parks Management Forum

Set up during the early stages of the pandemic, Paul Rabbitts, Chair of the Forum and Head of Parks, Heritage and Culture at Watford Borough Council, provides a summary of the Forum; its aims and achievements so far. 

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Go underground to go green
Go underground to go green

Andy Mudd, Head of APSE Solutions, explains why more and more local authorities are considering going underground to reduce the carbon footprint of waste collection. 

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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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