The Ensuring Council: Transforming the frontline
10-11 September 2014, Nottingham Ice Arena
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The APSE Annual Seminar 2014 will be held at the Nottingham Ice Arena. ‘The Ensuring Council: Transforming the Frontline’ will consider what it means to be an Ensuring Council, the model developed by APSE to respond to the changing finances and challenges faced by local authorities across the UK. The seminar will explore the themes of meeting the challenges of finance and service reform, stewardship of the local economy, using performance and business intelligence to transform services and municipal entrepreneurialism in frontline services. The seminar will end with the prestigious APSE Service Awards 2014 recognising the very best in local government service delivery.
Opening plenary: Shaping local places
What does it mean to be an Ensuring Council?
Paul O'Brien, Chief Executive, APSE
Change and transformation: What are the possibilities?
Mike Bennett, Public Intelligence
Session 2: Meeting the Challenges of Finance and Reform
A new future for municipal governance
Dr Steven Griggs, Local Governance Research Unit, De Montfort University
Can we sustain local government with current budgets?
Rob Whiteman, Chief Executive, CIPFA
A combined authority approach: Will it save our frontline services?
Joanne Roney OBE, Chief Executive, Wakefield Metropolitan District Council
Session 3: Stewardship of local places
Maintaining core capacity to secure local outcomes
Mark Cullinan, Chief Executive, Lancaster City Council
Stewardship of local place: Housing action
Richard Whittaker, Head of Development, Nottingham City Homes
Session 4: Innovation forums
Caerphilly's approach to encouraging health and wellbeing
Mark Williams, Head of Community & Leisure Services, Caerphilly County Borough Council
Public private partnering: Challenge for Success
Neil Meadows, AMEY
Building Maintenance & Housing - Mobile working (notes)
Dave Allen, Programme Manager, Fife Council
Session 5: Using performance and business intelligence to transform service delivery
Placing social justice at the heart of frontline delivery and regeneration
Steven Phillips, Chief Executive, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
GCC - A performance improvement journey
David Russell, Roads Operations Manager, Glasgow City Council
Is it really cheaper to 'go large'?
Andy Mudd, Head of Solutions, APSE
Using data intelligence to drive service improvement in Scotland
Claire Sweeney, Senior Manager, Audit Scotland
Session 6: A new age for municipal entrepreneurialism
Supporting frontline services with a different financial basis
Zena Cooke, Director of Regeneration and Communities, Maidstone Council
Public health: From leisure centres to local parks
Kevin Hadfield, Leisure Services Manager, East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Developing a wholly owned company model for services to older people
Fiona Seymour, Managing Director of Olympus Care Ltd, A Northamptonshire County Council wholly owned company
Session 7: Securing social, environmental and economic well-being
The APSE Energy project
Richard Auton, Director, Walker Morris Solicitors
Flood and water management
Philip Monaghan, author of 'Local Water' APSE research