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2016

Andy Mudd on BBC Radio 4's You & Yours
Andy Mudd on BBC Radio 4's You & Yours

Hull City Council’s recent decision to get tough on recycling has caused something of a media storm. In response to the criticism they have been facing, APSE’s very own Andy Mudd appeared on BBC Radio 4’s You & Yours show to give a voice to struggling local authorities. He talks about how residents can help their local council to provide excellent frontline services, how contamination affects recycling rates – and how to wash out your tomato ketchup bottles!

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A prospect not to be wasted: Bury Council’s three-weekly residual waste collections
A prospect not to be wasted: Bury Council’s three-weekly residual waste collections

Glenn Stuart, Director of Environment at Bury Council, explains the opportunities presented by their ground-breaking move to a three-weekly collection cycle.

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Looking after the personal assistants: Torfaen Council launch their new personal assistant guide
Looking after the personal assistants: Torfaen Council launch their new personal assistant guide

We spoke to Adrian Thole from Torfaen Council, who was part of a collaboration that have just launched a new online learning resource designed to support direct payment personal assistants.

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Growing roots: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council on their latest Heritage Lottery Fund award
Growing roots: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council on their latest Heritage Lottery Fund award

Sandwell’s West Smethwick Park has recently been awarded nearly £5 million by the Heritage Lottery Fund for improvements.

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Catering for the future of our most vulnerable people
Catering for the future of our vulnerable people

Neel Radia, National Chair of the National Association of Care Catering (NACC), argues against recent cuts to vital Meals on Wheels services.

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Nearly one year on: Northern Ireland’s “super council” reform programme
Nearly one year on: Northern Ireland’s “super council” reform programme

NILGA’s Chief Executive Derek McCallan talks to APSE about Northern Ireland’s recent council reorganisation and what we should expect to see in the future.

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The prospects for municipal energy in the UK
The prospects for municipal energy in the UK

APSE's Mark Bramah considers how local authorities can still commit to a move towards renewable energy, despite government cuts.

 

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A big welcome to our new APSE Approved Partners!
A big welcome to our new APSE Approved Partners!

Enevo UK Ltd have become the latest APSE Approved Partners. They will be extremely useful contacts for members of APSE's Waste, Refuse Collection and Street Cleansing service areas.

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On the road to success: The winners of the 2016 APSE roads, street lighting and winter maintenance Apprentice Award and Rising Star Award
On the road to success: The winners of the 2016 APSE roads, street lighting and winter maintenance Apprentice Award and Rising Star Award

Announcing the winners and finalists of APSE's Apprentice Award and Rising Star Award for roads, street lighting and winter maintenance, which were awarded in Newcastle upon Tyne earlier this month.

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The final piece of the jigsaw: Elected members, everyday politics and local democracy in Scotland
The final piece of the jigsaw: Elected members, everyday politics and local democracy in Scotland

APSE's latest piece of research seeks to contribute to on-going debates in Scotland over the future of elected members in Scottish local democratic politics. It focuses on the problems surrounding the current role of the elected member by examining their everyday practices, before offering six recommendations that strive to show how we can successfully reinvest in this important role. Through this research, we show that elected members and their everyday practices should be seen as the ‘final piece of the jigsaw’ in Scottish local democratic politics.

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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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