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2018

Stats Rock! Performance Networks Seminar 2018 Report Back
Stats Rock! Performance Networks Seminar 2018 Report Back

Missed the 2018 Performance Networks Seminar and wished you were there? No need to panic. We give you a round-up of this year’s speakers, forums and topics.

Merry Christmas from APSE
Merry Christmas from APSE

A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everybody at APSE!

Announcing the winners of the APSE Performance Networks Awards 2018!
Announcing the winners of the APSE Performance Networks Awards 2018!

APSE is pleased to announce the winners in this year’s performance networks best and most improved performer awards, which was held on the evening of 6 December 2018 at the Grand Hotel, Blackpool

Council first in country to offer dedicated business Growth Hub
Council first in country to offer dedicated business Growth Hub

Tewkesbury Growth Hub is now open for business – an exciting new space where the local business community can work, meet and get access to important resources in a supportive environment.

Congratulations and a warm welcome to AMX Solutions - Our new Approved Partners
Congratulations and a warm welcome to AMX Solutions - Our new Approved Partner

AMX Solutions are celebrating the news that the company has been officially named as an APSE Approved Partner. 

APSE performance networks awards 2018 - Best and most improved performer finalists announced!
APSE performance networks awards 2018 - Best and most improved performer finalists announced!

APSE is pleased to announce the finalists in this year’s performance networks best and most improved performer awards, which will be held on the evening of 6 December 2018 at the Grand Hotel, Blackpool.

Growing energy as a source of income
Growing energy as a source of income

As austerity continues to bite, Edward Gurney, Solar PV Manager at Nottingham City Council, takes us through the Council’s innovative and ambitious energy projects that are helping to generate vital revenue streams and create jobs.

Winter is Coming
Winter is Coming

For road-users, the winter nights can be dark and full of terrors. David Mazurke, Group Manager of Highways, Street Lighting, Gullies and Winter Maintenance for the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council talks us through the difficult task of maintaining Bradford’s roads in arctic conditions.

Simply does it: Demystifying the recycling process
Simply does it: Demystifying the recycling process

Simon Ellin, Chief Executive of The Recycling Association, gives an overview of the UK’s recycling practices and processes; where we are and where we need to get to if we are to achieve better outcomes.

A quarter of UK councils have stopped offering Meals on Wheels since 2014
A quarter of UK councils have stopped offering Meals on Wheels since 2014

24 per cent of the UK’s local authorities have stopped offering a Meals on Wheels services to elderly and vulnerable people since 2014, new research has revealed. 

More beans for your buck: Adding value to parks
More beans for your buck: Adding value to parks

Gillian Morgan of Sustain, discusses the value of food growing in parks ahead of their new joint publication with Shared Assets.

Taking housing to the max
Taking housing to the max

Larissa Reid, Executive Director at Brighton and Hove City Council talks us through the steps her council is taking to maximise its existing housing stock and improve housing quality.

 

Chancellor urged to use the Autumn Budget to fund neighbourhood services
Chancellor urged to use the Autumn Budget to fund neighbourhood services

A new report on English Local Government finance ‘Hollowed out: the impact of financial localisation on neighbourhood services’ has found that by 2019/2020, council tax and business rates will exceed the spending that local government controls by £7 billion per year. 

Embracing a commercial approach to service delivery - APSE at the Public Sector Solutions Expo
Embracing a commercial approach to service delivery - APSE at the Public Sector Solutions Expo

APSE Chief Executive Paul O'Brien will be chairing a panel discussion on commercialisation in local government at Manchester Central on 20 November. 

Winning in Nottingham!
Winning in Nottingham!

Announcing the winners of the Environmental Services Innovation Awards 2018 and Streetscene and Horticulture Apprentices of the Year!

Highlights from the Annual Seminar 2018: Exploring the emerging practices of municipal entrepreneurialism
Highlights from the Annual Seminar 2018: Exploring the emerging practices of the new municipalism

As part of APSE’s collaboration with ITN - Future Communities: Greener, Cleaner, Smarter - a camera crew was on hand for the Annual Seminar; speaking to delegates about the challenges and opportunities facing local government.

Green Great Britain Week
Green Great Britain Week

APSE Energy is helping to highlight Green Great Britain Week, and the important role local government is playing in helping to shape the future of energy. 

Announcing the winners at this year's Local Government Awards Northern Ireland 2018
Announcing the winners at this year's Local Government Awards Northern Ireland 2018

The finalist councils in each category were invited to attend the gala awards dinner which followed the NILGA Annual Conference at the Armagh City Hotel, Armagh on Thursday 11 October. 

Antrim Castle Gardens: Local Gem to National Treasure
Antrim Castle Gardens: Local Gem to National Treasure

We spoke to Ursula Fay, Head of Arts and Culture at Antrim and Newtownabbey Council, about this spectacular transformation.

Making 'early response’ the norm
Making 'early response’ the norm

At the APSE Social Care Forum this summer, Damien Cole and Kevin Makambe of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham spoke about successfully redesigning their services from first principles to help ensure early intervention. APSE Principal Advisor for Social Care, Lorna Holland, provides an overview of this pioneering and highly effective scheme.

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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