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Local Government Gold Medallists Announced in Glasgow

Winners of the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Service Awards 2012 have been announced in Glasgow

from a select list of councils who made it to the finals of the awards. Speaking about the awards APSE chief executive Paul O’Brien said;

‘The winners of the APSE service awards 2012 are truly the gold medallists of local government. They have strived for excellence in service

delivery and put in that extra effort to ensure that they deliver the very best in frontline services’.

 

The APSE service awards are unique in the local government calendar because they reflect frontline service achievements in services as wide

ranging as refuse collection through to school meals to council run leisure centres.

 

The awards also recognise the best council in overall service delivery and this special award went to Nottingham City Council.

 

The winners and finalists in each category are:

 

Best Employment & Equality initiative

Kindly sponsored by UNISON

Aberdeen City Council

Falkirk Council

Fife Council

Middlesbrough Council

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council

West Lindsey District Council

Winner: West Lindsey District Council

 

Best Local Democracy

Kindly sponsored by Velocity

Broxtowe Borough Council

City of Edinburgh Council

Gedling Borough Council

London Borough of Enfield

Stockton on Tees Borough Council

West Lindsey District Council

Winner: London Borough of Enfield

 

Best Housing & Regeneration initiative

Kindly sponsored by Morrison Scotland

Aberdeen City Council

City of Edinburgh Council

Durham County Council

Hull City Council

Swindon Commercial Services

West Dunbartonshire Council

Winner: Swindon Commercial Services

 

Best Efficiency initiative

Kindly sponsored by LHC

Blackpool Coastal Housing

Caerphilly County Borough Council

Cheshire West and Chester Council

Efficiency East Midlands

Fife Council

Liverpool City Council

Newcastle City Council

Warwickshire County Council

West Midlands Council

Winner: Liverpool City Council

 

Best Health & Wellbeing initiative

Kindly sponsored by UNISON

Birmingham City Council

Durham County Council

Fife Council

Leeds City Council

Manchester City Council

South Yorkshire Police

Stockton on Tees Borough Council/ NHS Stockton on Tees

Winner: Stockton on Tees Borough Council/ NHS Stockton on Tees

 

Best Public/ Private Partnership Working

Kindly sponsored by Eversheds

Amey

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Caerphilly County Borough Council

East Lothian Council

Flintshire County Council

Hull City Council

London Borough of Havering

Renfrewshire Council

West Lindsey District Council

Winner: London Borough of Havering

 

Best Public/ Public Partnership Working

Kindly sponsored by Liberata

Dorset Waste Partnership (Dorset County Council)

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Guildford Borough Council (Surrey Waste Partnership)

London Borough of Merton

North, East & South Ayrshire Councils

Renfrewshire Council

South Lanarkshire Council

South Yorkshire Police

Xentrall Shared Services (the Stockton and Darlington Partnership)

Winner: North, East & South Ayrshire Councils

 

Best Public / Voluntary Partnership Working

Kindly sponsored by Walker Morris

Aberdeen City Council

Blackpool Coastal Housing

City of Edinburgh Council

Milton Keynes Council

North Lanarkshire Council

Nottingham City Council

Salford City Council

Sheffield City Council

Stirling Council

Winner: Sheffield City Council

 

Best Community & Neighbourhood initiative

Kindly sponsored by Multihog UK Ltd

Aberdeen City Council

City of Edinburgh Council

Derry City Council

Falkirk Council

Havant Borough Council

Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue Service

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council

Stirling Council

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Winner: Derry City Council

 

Best Information Technology & Communication initiative

Kindly sponsored by Consilium Technologies

Aberdeen City Council

Aberdeenshire Council

Cordia (Services) LLP

London Borough of Havering

Newcastle City Council

South Ayrshire Council

Vale of Glamorgan Council

Winner: Aberdeen City Council

 

Best Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency initiative

Kindly sponsored by Stroma

Aberdeen City Council

Fife Council

North Tyneside Council

Stockton on Tees Borough Council

Swindon Commercial Services

Wrexham County Borough Council

Winner: Wrexham County Borough Council

 

Best Service Team Construction & Building

Kindly sponsored by City Building (Glasgow) LLP

City & County of Swansea

Lisburn City Council

Nottingham City Council

South Lanarkshire Council

South Tyneside Homes

Stockport Homes Ltd & Stockport Council

Stockton on Tees Borough Council

Winner: Stockport Homes Ltd & Stockport Council

 

Best Service Team Catering

Kindly sponsored by CRB Solutions

East Renfrewshire Council

Gateshead Council

Manchester City Council

Newcastle City Council

Stockton on Tees Borough Council

Wigan Council/ MetroFresh

Winner: Wigan Council / Metrofresh

 

Best Service Team Building Facilities Management & Cleaning

Kindly sponsored by Numatic International

Aberdeen City Council

Gateshead Council

Liverpool City Council

Newcastle City Council

Renfrewshire Council

Scottish Borders Council

Wolverhampton City Council

Winner: Scottish Borders Council

 

Best Service Team Highways, Winter Maintenance & Street Lighting

Kindly sponsored by Nu-Phalt & Jetpatcher Ltd

Aberdeen City Council

City of Edinburgh Council

Dorset County Council

Hull City Council

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

South Lanarkshire Council

Thurrock Council

Winner: Dorset County Council

 

Best Service Team Transport & Fleet

Kindly sponsored by DAF Trucks

Aberdeenshire Council

Gateshead Council

Knowsley Council

Newcastle City Council

Nottingham City Council

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council

Wakefield Council

Winner: Knowsley Council

 

Best Service Team Waste Management & Recycling

Kindly sponsored by Zero Waste Scotland

Caerphilly County Borough Council

Gateshead Council

Hertsmere Borough Council

Hull City Council

Milton Keynes Council

Nottingham City Council

Stockton on Tees Borough Council

Winner: Caerphilly County Borough Council

 

Best Service Team Street Cleansing & Streetscene

Kindly sponsored by GT Cleaning Machines Ltd

Belfast City Council

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

Fife Council

Oxford City Council

Renfrewshire Council

Wakefield Council

Winner: Wakefield Council

 

Best Service Team Parks, Grounds & Horticultural

Kindly sponsored by SGM Contracts LLP

Birmingham City Council

Durham County Council

Knowsley Council

Nottingham City Council

Stockton on Tees Borough Council

Wakefield Council

Winner: Nottingham City Council

 

Best Service Team Sports, Leisure & Cultural

Kindly sponsored by Kyron Energy & Power Ltd

Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Broxtowe Borough Council

Durham County Council

Gedling Borough Council

Sheffield City Council

South Gloucestershire Council

Stockton on Tees Borough Council

Winner: Durham County Council

 

Overall Council of the Year in Service Delivery

Kindly sponsored by Reactec Ltd

Aberdeen City Council

City of Edinburgh Council

Durham County Council

Nottingham City Council

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council

Sheffield City Council

South Lanarkshire Council

Stockton on Tees Borough Council

Wakefield Council

West Lindsey District Council

Winner: Nottingham City Council

 

 

Ends

For press enquiries please contact Mo Baines on mbaines@apse.org.uk telephone 0161 772 1810

APSE is the Association for Public Service Excellence, a not-for-profit body working with over 300 councils throughout the UK

The APSE service awards recognise the delivery of excellence in frontline local government services and the overall council of the year award is decided by an independent panel of judges  based on those councils shortlisted against at least four finalist categories in the service awards.

The awards were presented by TV personality Carol Smillie.

Images of the award winners are available for press use. Please contact Vicki Starmer on VStarmer@apse.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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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