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2021

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.

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.

Welcoming Evans Vanodine – APSE’s newest Approved Partner!
Welcoming Evans Vanodine – APSE’s newest Approved Partner!

Evans Vanodine, a leading Manufacturer of industrial hygiene, have announced their status as an APSE Approved Partner.

Tackling Inequalities: The Salford Way
Tackling Inequalities: The Salford Way

As Salford looks to the future and recovery,Paul Dennett, Salford City Mayor, outlines why tackling entrenched structural inequalities must be at the heart of everything the Council does.

West Midlands Pension Fund joins ‘national conversation’ on retirement planning
West Midlands Pension Fund joins ‘national conversation’ on retirement planning

West Midlands Pension Fund is helping to spearhead an initiative that’s starting a ‘national conversation’ about retirement planning.

Performance Networks Awards 2021 - Announcing the winners!
Performance Networks Awards 2021 - Announcing the winners!

APSE is pleased to announce the finalists in this year’s Performance Networks Best and Most Improved Performer Awards. 

COVID-19 APSE Information Hub: Our frontline service support network
COVID-19 APSE Information Hub: Our frontline service support network

APSE has set up a COVID-19 Information Hub to deal with frontline service issues as they arise; ensuring greater resilience and learning between each other during this difficult time.

Thurrock Micro-Enterprises: Ordinary people doing extraordinary things
Thurrock Micro-Enterprises: Ordinary people doing extraordinary things

First implemented in 2015, Thurrock Council's Micro-Enterprises scheme promotes independence by ensuring residents can choose the support they want and need from a range of services, and also control when and how the support is provided.

Performance Networks Awards 2021 - Announcing the finalists!
Performance Networks Awards 2021 - Announcing the finalists!

APSE is pleased to announce the finalists in this year’s Performance Networks Best and Most Improved Performer Awards. 

Electric cars are coming but are we prepared?
Electric cars are coming but are we prepared?

2030 is the year when the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars comes in - are local authorities prepared for the era of the electric car? Head of APSE Energy, Phil Brennan, looks at the challenges that lie ahead for councils and why putting an EV strategy in place will be key to overcoming them. 

Over and out: How should councils be managing the end of PFI contracts?
Over and out: How should councils be managing the end of PFI contracts?

Mo Baines, APSE’s Head of Communication and Coordination explores the issues surrounding the end of PFI schemes, and what local councils need to look out for when managing the exit from PFI contracts. Not a new issue…

APSE Energy is delighted to welcome ABB to our Approved Partner Scheme!
APSE Energy is delighted to welcome ABB to our Approved Partner Scheme!

As our Electric Vehicle Charge Point Supply Partner, APSE Energy members will benefit enormously from ABB’s 130-year history of excellence and globe-spanning expertise. 

APSE Statement on Prince Philip
APSE Statement on Prince Philip

On behalf of our member local councils APSE National Chair, Cllr Mark Pengelly, offers his most sincere condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family at this sad time.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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

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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