Wednesday 16th March 2016
M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, BS1 4RN
Mike Wiltshire, Deputy Director-BIS Local (south Central and West), Department for bBusiness, Innovation and skills
Paul Masters, Corporate Director foe Economy, Enterprose and Environment, Cornwall Council
Jacqui Mckinlay, Executive Director, Centre for Public Scrutiny
Dr David Sweeting, Senior Lecturer in Urban Studies, University of Bristol
Mark Bradbury Head of Capital Assets Southampton City Council
Richard Auton, Director, Walker Morris
Andy Mudd, Head of APSE Solutions, Association for Public Excellence
APSE is delighted to announce this unique opportunity to explore the ways and means for Local Government to move towards a self-sustaining future, examining the progress of the devolution programme, opportunities for income generation through commercial approaches and investment strategies as well as the changing nature of scrutiny and governance.
We’ll be hearing from Simon Ridley, (Director General) Decentralisation and Growth, DCLG on the current status of the Devolution programme and Paul Masters, Corporate Director for Communities and Organisational Development at Cornwall Council who will be sharing a case study on the implementation of devolved powers in transport, business support/skillsdevelopment and the integration of health and social care.
Director of Walker Morris, Richard Auton, will be offering us the legal context for trading and charging and Head of APSESolutions, Andy Mudd will be sharing the outcome of the APSE Local Government Trading and Charging survey, outlining feedback on those service areas most often engaged in trading and charging activity as well as offering a strategic approach to ensuring income generation.
We’re delighted that Michael Lockwood, Chief Executive, London Borough of Harrow will join us to explain Harrow’s journey towards the cost-neutral delivery of Environmental Services and Mark Bradbury will share from his experiences of supporting Sevenoaks District Council’s aim of financial self-sufficiency through property investment and also managing Southampton’s capital assets portfolio.
We’ll be welcoming Jacqui McKinlay, Executive Director of Centre for Public Scrutiny to help us explore the changing demands on Scrutiny services and Dr David Sweeting, Senior Lecturer at Bristol University who will be sharing the outcome of his research into the impact of mayoral governance in Bristol.
The day is intended to provide ample opportunity for discussion and debate between delegates and with our excellent speakers and an ideal professional development day for elected members and officers alike.
Enter in to the debate and re-shape our ideas and aspirations for the future self-sustaining council.
APSE South/South West Annual General Meeting
Within the lunch hour of this meeting, we will be holding the Annual General Meeting for the APSE South/South West region. At this meeting, we will elect the Prospective National Chair and Secretary and the Regional Chair and Secretary as well as other representatives on APSE National Council for the year ahead. We will take a look at what has happened over the year in the region and at what’s happened within the APSE network, across the UK and gather views on how to take the Association forward in the year ahead.