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Future Focus - Where next for Local Government Services?

Future Focus - Where next for Local Government Services?

Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Hilton Hotel, Wokingham

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Seminar objectives

The seminar aims to re-focus our hearts and minds on the strategic issues that frame our operational responsibilities and to allow consideration of how to drive innovation in public service provision and what’s on the horizon for Local Government services.

The programme includes a range of Innovation Hubs, covering both strategic and practical issues, to facilitate the sharing of good practise and develop our shared understanding of the ways in which Local Government is responding to the current financial and operational challenges.


Session 1:

Leadership through change 
Zena Cooke, Corporate Director, LB of Tower Hamlets & APSE National Council representative

What’s on the financial horizon for essential Refuse, Street Cleansing, Parks and Leisure Services?Adrian Blaylock, Lead Revenues Advisor, CIPFA

Nottingham City Council:  APSE Overall Council of the Year 2016
Craig Lane, Head of Business Development & Commercial Innovation, Nottingham City Council


Session 3:

Engaging all services in supporting our aging population
Mark King, South Gloucestershire Council 

Tackling the Housing Crisis
Paul O’Brien, Chief Executive, APSE


Session 4: 

Future Focus – Improving the quality and capture of recyclate in a dense urban environment

Beverley Simonson, Local Authority Support Manager, Resource London 

Future Focus – Generating Income - In House Services
Paul Naylor, Head of Direct Services, Eastleigh Borough Council

Future Focus – Driverless Cars
Trevor Dorling, Managing Director, Digital Greenwich


Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association 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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