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2016

Merry Christmas from APSE
Merry Christmas from APSE
APSE performance networks awards winners 2016
APSE performance networks awards winners 2016

APSE is delighted to announce the winners of the APSE performance networks awards 2016!

The public want more of their tax spent in local areas
The public want more of their taxes spent in local areas

New research by APSE and Survation shows that the majority of the public would prefer the Government to invest in local areas.

Apprenticeships are a winning choice at the APSE Environment Seminar 2016!
Apprenticeships are a winning choice at the APSE Environment Seminar 2016!

APSE is delighted to present the winners of the Horticulture, and Transport and Vehicle Maintenance Apprentice Awards 2016!

Delivering Excellence in Bereavement Services
Delivering Excellence in Bereavement Services

We talk to Martin Quinn from the Association of Probate Researchers (APR) to discuss a new regulatory system for probate researchers, who provide a service to local authorities’ cemeteries and crematoria services by tracing their residents’ next-of-kin.

20 October 2016
Work it out: Creating local systems of employability support
Work it out: Creating local systems of employability support

In a collaborative report between APSE and New Local Government Network (NLGN), we argue that greater devolved powers to all councils would go much further and speed up our ability to tackle long-term unemployment.

APSE Service Award winners 2016
APSE Service Award winners 2016

Announcing the winners and finalists of the APSE Serivce Awards 2016!

APSE and ITN Productions present Promoting Excellence
APSE and ITN Productions present Promoting Excellence

Partnering with ITN Productions, APSE is pleased to bring you this collaborative programme, which looks at the difficulties facing local government today and in the future.

Interviews with BBC Radio
Interviews with BBC Radio

We were invited to be interviewed on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 Live regarding the increase in the amount of waste being sent for recycling by local authorities.

Moving towards a self-sustaining future
Moving towards a self-sustaining future

Having never attended an APSE event before, Lucy Fleming from the Bristol Scrutiny Team didn’t quite know what to expect from our recent South/South West Policy Seminar. She tells us what she learned from the day, and shares some of the speakers’ trade secrets.

Recycling and litter: Flexibility is the key to change
Recycling and litter: Flexibility is the key to change

Zero Waste Scotland tell us about their latest moves towards tackling litter and increasing levels of recycling – and they have some great new ways to help local authorities, too.

Food for thought: Reflecting on the great work of the School Food Plan
Food for thought: Reflecting on the great work of the School Food Plan

Cheaper than a sandwich but cooked by restaurant-standard chefs, school dinners have drastically changed since the people behind the School Food Plan got to work. We spoke to Director of the Plan Myles Bremner to see how it is helping to make school dinners healthy and delicious, as well as teaching a generation of children to cook more than just cupcakes.

Tackling holiday hunger in East Renfrewshire
Tackling holiday hunger in East Renfrewshire

East Renfrewshire Council spoke to APSE about what they’ve been doing to alleviate the burden of holiday hunger, and how they try to keep children eating healthily outside of term time.

Run the park, but keep the Parkrun: The Parkrun controversy
Run the park, but keep the Parkrun: The Parkrun controversy

When a parish council decided to charge a local Parkrun club to use their park, 55,000 people signed a petition against the decision. We look at whether charging was a necessary decision and suggest what could have been done instead.

A Tale of Two Cities
A Tale of Two Cities

We take a look at the work that charity Landlife are doing, including their latest projects and the difference they’re making to communities in the North of England.

Improving the Emotional Resilience of the workforce
Improving the Emotional Resilience of the workforce

APSE was invited to Knowsley to take part in one of the Council’s training programmes. Focusing specifically on the emotional resilience of staff, it teaches them ways to manage stress, find a good life balance, and increase their levels of productivity.

The engine of the council? Evaluating frontline productivity in local government
The engine of the council? Evaluating frontline productivity in local government

New research, developed by Public Intellegence and APSE, highlights the importance of productivity in today's economy. It focuses on how local authority frontline services have managed to increase their productivity in recent years, despite any recent hardships.

New APSE Approved Partners: Welcome to Vision B2B Marketing and Training!
New APSE Approved Partners: Welcome to Vision B2B Marketing and Training!
APSE announces the finalists for the Overall Council of the Year in Service Delivery Award 2016
APSE announces the finalists for the Overall Council of the Year in Service Delivery Award 2016

The finalists of the APSE Overall Council of the Year in Service Delivery Award 2016 have now been announced. 

Andy Mudd on BBC Radio 4's You & Yours (21 July 2016)
Andy Mudd on BBC Radio 4's You & Yours (21 July 2016)
APSE's Andy Mudd recently appeared on BBC Radio 4's You & Yours to take part in a debate about the launch of a new paper cup which claims to be fully recyclable.

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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