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2021

New research to explore the post-COVID-19 world of Sports and Leisure
New research to explore the post-COVID-19 world of Sports and Leisure

Three partner organisations, the Local Government Association (LGA) Chief Cultural and Leisure Officers Association (CLOA), the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE), have developed a research project to explore the future of local authority sports and leisure services.

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APSE Service Awards 2021 - Register your interest!
APSE Service Awards 2021 - Register your interest!

These awards, designed to recognise excellence in local government frontline services, are eagerly anticipated by councils across the UK. They specifically highlight local councils that have embraced change, innovation and best practice in order to continually offer outstanding services, despite budget cuts.

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CIMCON Lighting and Yotta collaborate to revolutionise smart city asset management
CIMCON Lighting and Yotta collaborate to revolutionise smart city asset management

APSE Approved Partner Yotta's new collaboration will extend each companies offerings for collecting, processing and managing smart city data. 

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Getting to grips with COVID
Getting to grips with COVID

Jacqui Dixon, Chief Executive of Antrim and Newtownabbey Council, discusses her pride in frontline service continuity throughout COVID-19, as well as the ways her Council as embedded a culture of employee engagement in spite of the threats to jobs and services.

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“I will miss the people. I already do.”
“I will miss the people.  I already do.”

Having dedicated over four decades of her life to public service, Fiona Lees, who held the position of Chief Executive of East Ayrshire Council since April 2004, bid farewell to the authority in January 2021. APSE Direct spoke to Fiona about her exceptional career in local government.

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Local authorities will be crucial to our COVID-recovery
Local authorities will be crucial to our COVID-recovery

"Local authorities have gone above and beyond during the pandemic." Sharon Hodgson MP spoke to APSE Direct about Free School Meals and the COVID response. 

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An economic fightback plan: Innovating to respond to demand in times of crisis
An economic fightback plan: Innovating to respond to demand in times of crisis

When world-renowned coachbuilder Wrightbus entered administration, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council immediately activated its Rapid Redundancy Response Programme to keep the factory site open and save as many jobs as possible. 

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From pool attendant to council chief
From pool attendant to council chief

Following a 43-year career in local government, Terry Collins retired as Chief Executive of Durham Council in December 2020. APSE Direct interviewed Terry about his accomplishments as council chief and what he will miss the most about working in local government.

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The East Riding: A tour de force
The East Riding: A tour de force

Fighting off stiff competition, East Riding of Yorkshire Council scooped APSE Overall Council of the Year at the APSE Service Awards 2020. The Council spoke to APSE Direct and revealed the secrets to their success. 

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APSE/Liverpool URS Framework Launch Event
APSE/Liverpool URS Framework Launch Event

A FREE event for public sector workers in Councils, Housing Associations, Universities, Colleges, Schools, and all other public bodies.

10 February 2021

Microsoft Teams

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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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