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2016

ITN Productions and APSE present ‘Promoting Excellence’
ITN Productions and APSE present ‘Promoting Excellence’

In a unique communications partnership, the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) and ITN Productions are producing a news and current affairs-style programme which will explore the future of frontline local government services and examine the role that local authorities play in building sustainable communities.

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Sustainable local government finance and liveable local areas: Can we survive to 2020?
Sustainable local government finance and liveable local areas: Can we survive to 2020?

By 2020, the combined current and capital spending by UK local government will be lower than at any time since before 1948, finds new research from APSE and NPI. ‘Sustainable local government finance and liveable local areas: Can we survive to 2020?’ reveals that many of the things which local authorities in the UK have taken for granted for decades will be gone by 2020.

 

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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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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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