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Last Bus to Birmingham!

At the LGA this week and once again interesting times with a new ministerial team in the DCLG. Hazel Blears spoke well on her debut and I must admit I found her more believable live than I have when seeing her on television. John Healy also did a slot and Hilary Benn spoke as the new Environment Minister.

On the Conservative end David Cameron once again proved his credentials as a first class orator and Simon Milton the new leader of the LGA gave a quite powerful and forceful message about his vision for the organisation and local government in general.

Birmingham was a great location and it was good to meet up with all those on the circuit. Leaders, Chief Executives, Journalists and all the other organisations who gather for this annual extravaganza. The rather surprising topic of the week was the impact of concessionary bus travel schemes on financial budgets, this wasn't on my radar before the event but the level of upset it caused ensured that I was well versed in the arguments by the time I left.

 
 

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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