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February 24, 2007
Policy, Performance and Scrutiny!

Arrive back from holiday in Tenerife and go straight into one of APSEs main committees on my first day back. As well as the business side of the meeting, there is also two policy papers which are up for debate and the Committee are in the mood for a discussion.
 

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February 15, 2007
Goodbye to old friends!

The Scottish APSE Housing and Building seminar takes place at Dalmahoy and due to other commitments its a 5.30am start for me as I am speaking in the first session on Trading and Charging.
 

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February 10, 2007
All change!

The Scottish Regional Council of APSE meets in Glasgow today and I go along to lend support to our Principal Advisor in Scotland, Pat and also to kick off discussions about elected members involvement in the Association post the May elections.
 

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February 8, 2007
Two Daves, one day!

Meet up with Dave Prentis the General Secretary of UNISON at his offices in London. We discuss research APSE are undertaking as part of our research partnership with INLOGOV and CLES.
 

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February 6, 2007
Friends in the North East!

In Gateshead today to view the Sage Centre as a venue for the Association's Annual Seminar in September. Like what we see, a purpose built conference venue, it will do for us. Representatives from Gateshead Council have encouraged us to bring the event here and their support and enthusiasm makes us feel wanted. The fact we also find a venue with a capacity of 750 for the annual dinner clinches the deal.
 

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February 3, 2007
The circle of people sit hushed as I start to stand up, my voice cracks as I begin to speak, the pressure of owning up to the reality of the situation bites deep into my very soul, but some how the words come out " Hello, my names Paul and I am having a m

The circle of people sit hushed as I start to stand up, my voice cracks as I begin to speak, the pressure of owning up to the reality of the situation bites deep into my very soul, but some how the words come out " Hello, my names Paul and I am having a midlife crisis". Someone mutters a response about one day at a time or something but I don't really hear it, my own words drowning out the other voice as it registers that today I am 40.
 

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February 2, 2007
Tall stories or a 'waisted' generation!

It's the APSE annual Healthy Living seminar in York for two days and I rush over for the opening session where Parmjit Dhanda MP, Under Secretary of State for Children, Families and Young People is speaking along with Michael Nelson from the School Food Trust.
 

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Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit local government body 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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