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