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2020

COVID 19 - APSE Information Hub
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. 

“Council Matters” Our APSE thanks to unsung heroes
Council Matters

Renowned poet Tony Walsh was commissioned by APSE to create a very special poem in thanks to all the unsung heroes in local government who have worked on the frontline, and behind the scenes, as officers and as councillors, to support our communities.

Announcing the winners of the APSE Service Awards 2020!
Announcing the winners of the APSE Service Awards 2020!

A celebration of the very best in local government. See if you can spot your local council!

Has COVID-19 ended street homelessness?
Has COVID-19 ended street homelessness?

Emma Lindley, Housing Strategic Lead at Ashfield District Council, highlights how rough sleeping has changed in Ashfield and other Nottinghamshire authorities as a result of the “Everyone In” initiative during the summer lockdown.

The best of a very good bunch!
The best of a very good bunch!

Announcing the APSE Overall Council of the Year in Service Delivery Finalists 2020.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas 2020 and a Happy 2021!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas 2020 and a Happy 2021!
The public trust councils more than Government in Covid Response
The public trust councils more than Government in Covid Response

A new public opinion poll, conducted by leading polling company Survation for APSE, has reinforced support for councils, councillors and council workers who have responded to Covid-19.

Not in any Rishi to splash the cash on council services
Not in any Rishi to splash the cash on council services

APSE's response to the Spending Review. 

Spare minibuses for sale
Spare minibuses for sale

Go Plant Fleet Services have a number of Minibuses, many with wheelchair lifts, which may suit educational transport or for use by any charities or community groups supported by councils.

APSE has announced its Service Awards Finalists 2020!
APSE has announced its Service Awards Finalists 2020!

These awards recognise the very best in local government frontline services across the UK and following a rigorous round of judging the finalist councils have now been announced.

National launch for AceOn’s Renewergy Virtual Power Plant
National launch for AceOn’s Renewergy Virtual Power Plant

A ground-breaking new green energy system – which can generate extra revenue for local authorities and help them meet their climate change targets – has been launched by the pioneering AceOn group.

Right tree, right place: Meeting climate change targets sustainably
Right tree, right place: Meeting climate change targets sustainably

With the demand for tree planting growing as a result of climate change, John Tucker, Director of Woodland Outreach at The Woodland Trust, outlines the key steps local authorities ought to take if they are to deliver successful planting project.

The winds of change
The winds of change

Ambitious plans are being advanced by Shetland Islands Council for the transition to clean sources of alternative fuel production.  Douglas Irvine, Executive Manager, Economic Development, discusses the far-reaching plans for renewable energy in Shetland. 

Developing an effective litter strategy
Developing an effective litter strategy

Susan Parkinson and Mark Cleaver of Monmouthshire Council discuss the reasons behind the Council’s anti-litter campaign, and process of developing it. 

The ban on the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles: A Boyd Brothers view
The ban on the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles: A Boyd Brothers view

Stephen Boyd, Commercial Director at Boyd Brothers, APSE’s EV Infrastructure Installation partner shares his thoughts on today’s announcement bringing forward the ban on the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles across the UK to 2030.

Congratulations Owen Lloyd - Highways Apprentice of the Year 2020!
Congratulations Owen Lloyd - Highways Apprentice of the Year 2020!

The APSE Highways and Street Lighting Apprentice of the Year Award 2020, kindly sponsored by WJ Group, is a celebration of the achievements of apprentices across the industry.

National School Meals Week 9 - 13 November 2020
National School Meals Week 9 - 13 November 2020

LACA (The school food people) who have been running NSMW for almost 30 years, are supporting school caterers across England and Wales to help encourage pupils to enjoy hot school meals to fuel healthy minds and to support local British Food.

Welcoming Boyd Brothers - New APSE Energy Approved Partners!
Welcoming Boyd Brothers - New APSE Energy Approved Partners!

Having built over 80% of Scotland’s Electric Vehicle (EV) infrastructure, Boyd Brothers are one of the UK’s leading EV infrastructure specialists. As the newest member of APSE Energy’s Approved Partner scheme, we spoke to Boyd Brothers about their sector-leading products.

Biodiversity and Allotments: Gardening in harmony with Nature
Biodiversity and Allotments: Gardening in harmony with Nature

Gardening and growing our own food, has increased in popularity as the restrictions of lockdown have taken their toll. Sandy Paterson, Natural Environment Officer at Glasgow City Council, explains how his team have helped raise awareness of how allotments can support wildlife in the City.

Spronging into action to deliver net zero
Spronging into action to deliver net zero

The Energiesprong pilot in Nottingham was the first in the country. Katie Greenhalgh, Energy Projects Manager at Nottingham City Council, takes us through the pilot’s impressive results. 

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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