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APSE has announced it Service Award finalists for 2013. The prestigious local government awards recognise excellence in local government frontline services.

 

Announcing the finalists, Councillor John Kerr Brown, APSE National Chair, said “Whether emptying bins or sweeping streets or providing good school dinners for the UK’s children local council frontline services are there day in and day out for their local communities.  These awards recognise those frontline services are leading the way in UK public services, and deserve national recognition for their contribution to local neighbourhoods.”

 

The awards will be announced at a charity dinner at the rise of the APSE annual seminar in Liverpool on Thursday 5 September 2013.

 

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APSE Service Award Finalists  2013 

 

Best Employee & Equality Initiative

  • Chesterfield Borough Council
  • City of Edinburgh Council
  • Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service
  • Lisburn City Council
  • South Ayrshire Council
  • Staffordshire County Council
  • Wolverhampton Homes

 

 

Best Housing & Regeneration Initiative

  • Conwy County Borough Council
  • Cornwall Council
  • Dundee City Council
  • Fife Council
  • London Borough of Brent
  • South Tyneside Homes

 

Best Efficiency Initiative

  • Aberdeen City Council
  • Bradford Metropolitan District Council
  • Cheshire West & Chester Council
  • City of Edinburgh Council
  • East Ayrshire Council
  • Fife Council
  • Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue Authority
  • North Ayrshire Council
  • Tayside Contracts
  • West London Alliance

 

Best Health & Well-being Initiative

  • Aberdeen City Council
  • Ballymena Borough Council
  • Blackpool Council
  • Broxtowe Borough Council
  • East Ayrshire Council
  • East Dunbartonshire Council
  • East Renfrewshire Council
  • Walsall Council

 

Best Public/ Private Partnership Working Initiative

  • Bedford Borough Council
  • East Ayrshire Council
  • North Tyneside Council
  • Nottingham City Council
  • Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
  • South Oxfordshire & Vale of White Horse District Councils
  • Staffordshire County Council
  • West Lindsey District Council

 

Best Public/ Public Partnership Working Initiative

  • Blackpool Council
  • Bridgend County Borough Council
  • East Renfrewshire Council
  • Gedling Borough Council
  • Hull City Council
  • Inverclyde Council
  • Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue Authority
  • Renfrewshire Council
  • South Tyneside Council

 

 

Best Local Democracy Initiative

  • Derry City Council
  • Staffordshire County Council
  • Stockton on Tees Borough Council

 

 

Best Public/ Voluntary Partnership Working Initiative

  • Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Broxtowe Borough Council
  • City of Edinburgh Council
  • Gedling Borough Council
  • Preston City Council
  • Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
  • Warwickshire County Council
  • Wiltshire Council

 

 

Best Community & Neighbourhood Initiative

  • Ballymena Borough Council
  • Broxtowe Borough Council
  • Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council
  • East Dunbartonshire Council
  • Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Lisburn City Council
  • South Tyneside Council
  • Stockport Homes

 

Best Information & Communication Technology Initiative

  • Broxtowe Borough Council, Rushcliffe Borough Council and Newark and Sherwood District Council
  • Caerphilly County Borough Council
  • Carmarthenshire County Council
  • City & County of Swansea
  • City of Edinburgh Council
  • Derbyshire County Council
  • Preston City Council
  • South Lanarkshire Council
  • Wiltshire Council

 

Best Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Initiative

  • Bedford Borough Council
  • Birmingham City Council
  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council
  • Hampshire County Council
  • Manchester City Council
  • Preston City Council
  • South Tyneside Homes
  • Stockport Homes

 

Best Service Team Construction & Building

  • City & County of Swansea
  • Fife Council
  • Kingstown Works Limited (KWL)
  • Lisburn City Council
  • London Borough of Brent
  • Powys County Council
  • Renfrewshire Council

 

Best Service Team Catering

  • Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • North Lanarkshire Council
  • North Tyneside Council
  • Renfrewshire Council
  • Tayside Contracts
  • Wrexham County Council

 

 

 

 

 

Best Service Team Building/ Facilities Cleaning

  • Caerphilly County Borough Council
  • Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Liverpool City Council
  • Stockton on Tees Borough Council
  • Tayside Contracts
  • Warwickshire County Council

 

Best Service Team Highways, Winter Maintenance & Street Lighting

  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council
  • Hull City Council
  • London Borough of Waltham Forest
  • Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Staffordshire County Council
  • Vale of Glamorgan Council
  • Wigan Council

 

Best Service Team Transport & Fleet

  • City of York Council
  • Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Inverclyde Council
  • Luton Borough Council
  • Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council
  • South Tyneside Council
  • Thurrock Council
  • Wakefield Council

 

Best Service Team Waste & Refuse Management

  • Caerphilly County Borough Council
  • City & County of Swansea
  • Conwy County Borough Council
  • East Renfrewshire Council
  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council
  • London Borough of Merton
  • Stockton on Tees Borough Council
  • West Lindsey District Council

 

Best Service Team Street Cleansing & Streetscene

  • Broxtowe Borough Council
  • Cardiff Council
  • Gedling Borough Council
  • Halton Borough Council
  • Hull City Council

 

Best Service Team Parks, Grounds & Horticultural

  • Bedford Borough Council
  • Birmingham City Council
  • Douglas Borough Council
  • Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Nottingham City Council
  • Oxford City Council
  • Stockton on Tees Borough Council

 

Best Service Team Sports, Leisure & Cultural

  • Broxtowe Borough Council
  • Caerphilly County Borough Council
  • Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council
  • City of Edinburgh Council
  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council
  • Gedling Borough Council
  • Oxford City Council

 

 

Notes to editors

 

APSE is the Association for Public Service Excellence.

 

APSE is a not for profit local government organisation working with over 300 councils throughout the UK promoting excellence in frontline service

 

The Service Award finalists are agreed following a rigorous selection process by expert panels of judges.

 

The Service Award dinner aims to raise funds for Parkinsons UK which is  APSE’s corporate charity

 

To arrange for interview please email Mo Baines on mbaines@apse.org.uk or call 0161 772 1810

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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