The latest network queries circulated for this service are listed below.
If you would like more information about any of these queries or want to submit a response, please email Alistair Holcroft.
Network queries from previous years are available on the links at the bottom of the page, you can also view queries for:
G0321 - Reviewing Events Support - 28.06.17
An APSE member authority is currently reviewing their Events
Support processes and methodology and would welcome details
of other local authority members approaches, in particular:-
 The Council delivers and/or supports a wide range of events
across a number of its functions including Tourism, Regeneration,
Arts, Leisure and Democratic Services. These events require
support from other Council Services including, but not limited to,
Waste and Cleansing, Assets and Property, Corporate
Communications and Administration.
G0320 - Digital Readiness - 07.06.17
This local authority would like to know if any other member
authorities are doing any work on Digital Readiness Assessment
G0319 - Parking for Council employees in the field -260517
APSE has received reports that social care staff are spending
significant periods of time accessing parking close to service users’
In residents only parking areas, what provision is made to enable
the following employees to park? (e.g. permits, designated spaces
G0318 - Use of Self Service Kiosks in Customer Contact Centres -100517
This APSE member authority is looking for information on the use of
self-service kiosks and in particular they would welcome details on
the following areas:-
G0317 - Naming Rights for Bridges -100517
Do any local authorities have experience in selling naming rights?
This local authority is considering selling the naming rights to a
bridge they are building and are reaching out for advice to any local
authorities who have experience in this area.
G0315 - Lettings for Local Authority Schools - 110517
A member authority is seeking information in relation to school
lettings. The authority would like details relating to the following:-
G0314 - Strategic approach to community grants - 270417
A member authority is reviewing their approach to Community
Grants and would very much value comments from colleagues
across the membership with regards to the following questions, to
enable them to benchmark their current approach:
G0313 - Management of technical skills training programmes - 120417
Following the restructuring of their Council and centralisation of the
Training budget this member authority would like to ask how other
authorities manage their Technical Skills training programme. E.g.
Drivers CPC, Sector 12, Signing Lighting & Guarding, Abrasive
Wheels, First Aid, Needlestick & Sharps, COTs (Cemetery
Operatives Training) etc. In particular they would be grateful if you
could answer the following questions:-
G0312 - Public Sector Taxation and Investment Advisors - 100417
This APSE member authority is currently exploring their future
investment strategy and as such they will be seeking to procure
specialist advisors on taxation, including VAT and Investment (
including risk assessment and management ) as part of the process
and to ensure due diligence in any reports to elected members.
Accordingly they would be interest to find out the experience of
other APSE member authorities and specifically as follows:-
G0311 - Business planning software - 290317
This APSE member authority is reviewing its business planning
software. They would be interested to learn what business planning
software or KPI software systems you use across your business
planning processes. They would be interested in your experiences;
successful or otherwise, including costs if known.
G0310 - Review of communications, print and design functions - 290317
This APSE member authority is currently reviewing their
communications, print and design functions and they would be
interested to learn how other councils
deliver media and communications. In particular they would be
pleased to receive the following information.
G0309 - Use of seasonal workers - 160317
This council would like to ask other members about their approach
to the use of seasonal workers to deal with the peaks and troughs
of the demands of different service areas. In particular: