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Neighbourhoods and local economic success: Beyond Austerity?

Neighbourhoods and local economic success: Beyond Austerity?

Neighbourhoods and local economic success: Beyond Austerity? 

Friday 30th June 2017
Hilton Hotel Deansgate, 303 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4LQ

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Seminar objectives

National economic circumstances have reflected in reduced funding to local councils but residents still require good local services. Businesses demand that the places where they invest meet their needs. The role of local authorities has never been more critical to creating sustainable local economies and local neighbourhoods where people thrive; it is however one of the most challenging agendas councils have ever faced.


This seminar will explore the dynamics of council services beyond austerity. We make the case for ‘neighbourhood services’, the public services which people experience as soon as they step out of their own front door, recognising the critical role of these services in the politics of place. We will also explore the changing funding dynamics and look at what innovative councils are doing to support people and places, including income generation and commercialisation strategies.


From anchoring regeneration through housing developments and infrastructure investments, to developing a strategic vision for the future, we will explore the changing dynamics and learn lessons from exemplar councils. Critically  we show how frontline neighbourhoods services can be part of the solution not a budget burden.


Who should attend

Chief Executives

Strategic Directors

Service Directors

Heads of Service

Commercialisation Teams

Transformation Teams

Elected members

Trade union representatives


Payment information

What’s included: The delegate fee covers attendance, delegates’ documentation, lunch and light refreshments. Please note that hotel accommodation is not included.

APSE members: £175 + VAT

Non-members delegate fee: £259 + VAT

Commercial organisations: £375 + VAT

Event Details

Seminar Title: June Policy Seminar 2017

Seminar Date: 30 June 2017

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CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY: Reservation is a contract. Substitution of delegates is acceptable any time in writing by post, email to dscukina@apse.org.uk or fax to 0161 772 1811. Cancellations must be made in writing at least 10 working days before the event, and will incur a 20% administration fee. No refunds can be given for cancellations received less than 10 working days before the event or for non-attendance. In the unlikely event of cancellation by the organisers, liability will be restricted to the refund of fees paid. The organisers reserve the right to make changes to the programme, speakers or venue should this become necessary.

Special Requirements / Information

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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