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2019

#GiveAGift
#GiveAGift

Thurrock Council’s Give A Gift campaign collects presents in the run-up to Christmas for local children in need who may not receive a gift on Christmas day. 

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas 2019 and a prosperous 2020!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas 2019 and a prosperous 2020!

As APSE ends its own 20th year in local government we look forward to working with all our member councils in the coming year 2020 and indeed over the next 20 years!

Queen provides little Christmas cheer for local councils
Queen provides little Christmas cheer for local councils

APSE has responded to today’s Queen’s speech suggesting that it offers little Christmas cheer to local councils.

Getting ‘Brexit Done’ should open up an oven-ready settlement for local government to implement real change
Getting ‘Brexit Done’ should open up an oven-ready settlement for local government to implement real change

Will local government be seen as a key partner working to develop a shared ambition of post-austerity policies designed to rebuild local areas and local communities? Or will it be seen as a merely a local administrator for matters decided within Westminster? 

Have your say in the future of local government
Have your say in the future of local government

The call for evidence was initially scheduled to close on 16 December 2019 but given the unexpected General Election, the Commission is accepting submissions into early January to enable councils and organisations who have been engaged in election activity to still participate. 

APSE Highways Innovation Awards - Call to entries!
APSE Highways Innovation Awards - Call to entries

APSE is pleased to present the 2020 Innovation Awards for highways, street lighting and winter maintenance services. 

APSE's response to the General Election
APSE's response to the General Election

A response to the General election of 2019.

Announcing the winners of the Performance Networks Awards 2020
Announcing the winners of the Performance Networks Awards 2020

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 5 December 2019 at the Grand Hotel, Blackpool

The APPG Excellence in School Food Awards 2019/20 are now open for entries
The APPG Excellence in School Food Awards 2019/20 are now open for entries

The APPG Excellence in School Food Awards are once again open for entry. The Awards will showcase innovation in school catering. 

Trust in Central Government Crashes as Councils gain public trust
Trust in Central Government Crashes as Councils gain public trust

New polling by Survation on behalf of APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) finds that whilst trust in Government has crashed trust in local councils is on the rise and at its highest level since 2016.

Welcoming our newest Approved Partner: The CDS Group!
Welcoming our newest Approved Partner: The CDS Group!

APSE is delighted to welcome The CDS Group (formerly Cemetery Development Services) as the newest member to our Approved Partner scheme.

APSE Soft Facilities Management Innovation Awards - Call for entries!
APSE Soft Facilities Management Innovation Awards

APSE is also pleased to present the Innovation Awards, celebrating outstanding local councils that use innovative ideas and solutions to tackle the current challenges facing their frontline soft facilities management services.

Farewell Jan Kennedy
Farewell Jan Kennedy

Since joining in 2005, Jan has been a tremendous asset to APSE. Her determination and focus over the years has ensured our training service has never been in better shape; delivering first-class courses to a whole range of council staff across all parts of the UK. 

The EEMonitor Solution
The EEMonitor Solution

Nottingham City Council’s EEMonitor is a smart and adaptable multi-functional device for use inside the home which shows how much energy is being used and what it costs. 

APSE are delighted to welcome GovPlanet to our Approved Partner Scheme!
APSE are delighted to welcome GovPlanet to our Approved Partner Scheme!

GovPlanet® is the place for local authorities and emergency services to sell their surplus vehicles and equipment. 

Welcoming Gridserve - New APSE Energy Approved Partners
Welcoming GRIDSERVE - New APSE Energy Approved Partners

GRIDSERVE are a sustainable energy business focussed on delivering solar energy and energy storage solutions for critical power infrastructure across grid power, electric vehicle power, and remote power applications.

Transforming local parks
Transforming local parks

Dudley Council has invested significant time and energy into transforming its local parks; working hard to increase the health and wellbeing of local residents. 

Welcoming Kensa Contracting - New APSE Energy Approved Partners
Welcoming Kensa Contracting - New APSE Energy Approved Partners

Kensa Contracting is an award-winning specialist delivery partner and contractor for fifth generation district heating with ambient shared ground loop arrays and ground source heat pumps.

The future is looking bright in building maintenance
The future is looking bright in building maintenance

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the APSE Housing and Building Apprentice Awards 2019!

A message from new National Chair: Cllr. Mark Pengelly
A message from new National Chair: Cllr. Mark Pengelly

Cllr. Mark Pengelly, APSE’s new National Chair, sets out his vision for the next year. 

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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