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2016

Moving towards a self-sustaining future
Moving towards a self-sustaining future

Having never attended an APSE event before, Lucy Fleming from the Bristol Scrutiny Team didn’t quite know what to expect from our recent South/South West Policy Seminar. She tells us what she learned from the day, and shares some of the speakers’ trade secrets.

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Recycling and litter: Flexibility is the key to change
Recycling and litter: Flexibility is the key to change

Zero Waste Scotland tell us about their latest moves towards tackling litter and increasing levels of recycling – and they have some great new ways to help local authorities, too.

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Food for thought: Reflecting on the great work of the School Food Plan
Food for thought: Reflecting on the great work of the School Food Plan

Cheaper than a sandwich but cooked by restaurant-standard chefs, school dinners have drastically changed since the people behind the School Food Plan got to work. We spoke to Director of the Plan Myles Bremner to see how it is helping to make school dinners healthy and delicious, as well as teaching a generation of children to cook more than just cupcakes.

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Tackling holiday hunger in East Renfrewshire
Tackling holiday hunger in East Renfrewshire

East Renfrewshire Council spoke to APSE about what they’ve been doing to alleviate the burden of holiday hunger, and how they try to keep children eating healthily outside of term time.

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Run the park, but keep the Parkrun: The Parkrun controversy
Run the park, but keep the Parkrun: The Parkrun controversy

When a parish council decided to charge a local Parkrun club to use their park, 55,000 people signed a petition against the decision. We look at whether charging was a necessary decision and suggest what could have been done instead.

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A Tale of Two Cities
A Tale of Two Cities

We take a look at the work that charity Landlife are doing, including their latest projects and the difference they’re making to communities in the North of England.

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Improving the Emotional Resilience of the workforce
Improving the Emotional Resilience of the workforce

APSE was invited to Knowsley to take part in one of the Council’s training programmes. Focusing specifically on the emotional resilience of staff, it teaches them ways to manage stress, find a good life balance, and increase their levels of productivity.

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The engine of the council? Evaluating frontline productivity in local government
The engine of the council? Evaluating frontline productivity in local government

New research, developed by Public Intellegence and APSE, highlights the importance of productivity in today's economy. It focuses on how local authority frontline services have managed to increase their productivity in recent years, despite any recent hardships.

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New APSE Approved Partners: Welcome to Vision B2B Marketing and Training!
New APSE Approved Partners: Welcome to Vision B2B Marketing and Training!
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APSE announces the finalists for the Overall Council of the Year in Service Delivery Award 2016
APSE announces the finalists for the Overall Council of the Year in Service Delivery Award 2016

The finalists of the APSE Overall Council of the Year in Service Delivery Award 2016 have now been announced. 

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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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