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March 29, 2008
London calling!

Have a busy couple of days in London where I meet with DEMOS to discuss a research project we are involved in around value for money in partnerships, the new Chief Executive of the LGIU, Andy Sawford and most importantly our National Council at Parliament.
 

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March 21, 2008
Durham, Trading and Charging and the Minister!

Went to Durham County Council today to the official opening of their new super depot. When driving in I thought I was at the wrong building as it looked like a software company from the outside.
 

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March 12, 2008
Learning about the Welsh way!

APSEs Assistant Chief Executive, Mark Bramah held a lobbying meeting with Dr. Brian Gibbons, Minister for Social Justice, at the Welsh Assembly

Brian was particularly interested in the research we are carrying out into the economic footprint of local government in Swindon with CLES. He has an agenda about promoting local economies and employment opportunities for some of the valley communities in Wales. 
 

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March 11, 2008
Now or Never for Council Housing!
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March 2, 2008
Debating Governance with the Government!

APSE participated in a number of events on the Labour Party fringe at their spring conference this weekend.

During Saturday lunch time we held a fringe on Governance, Neighbourhoods and Service Delivery where APSEs Mark Bramah and Steve Griggs of INLOGOV were joined by Dave Prentis, General Secretary of UNISON and DCLG Minister John Healey MP to debate Governance, Neighbourghoods and Service Delivery at a fringe event chaired by Michael White of the Guardian.
 

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March 1, 2008
APSE gets the blues!

APSE launched its Governance, Neighbourhoods and Service Delivery research today at the Conservative Councillors Association conference in Warwickshire. 
 

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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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