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.
With the Government's Housing and Planning Bill 2015-16 now going through the second reading stage at the House of Lords, APSE and the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) teamed together to conduct a survey of councils across the country - and the results are very interesting.
In one of their current projects, the APSE Solutions team have been considering the potential advantages of underground waste storage systems over the traditional wheeled bin system.
This year, amid strong competition, all the finalists have proved themselves by demonstrating exceptional skill, a strong work ethic, and an unwavering enthusiasm to learn more.
APSE is pleased to present the Rising Stars Awards, coming to the national Roads, Street Lighting and Winter Maintenance Seminar 2016. These awards recognise the work of individuals, both established and new additions to the team, who are delivering excellence in leadership roles in frontline services.
APSE is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016 APSE Scotland Building Apprentice Awards. The awards celebrate the hard work and exceptional accomplishments of apprentices in the housing and building sector. The competition this year was tough but after careful deliberation, these applicants have successfully made it to the final stage. Congratulations!
Whilst welcoming the Prime Minister’s announcement for 60,000 new starter homes, APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) calls on the Government to focus on making new council homes a reality.
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The Association for Public Service Excellence will be once again hosting the Annual Service Awards for all local authorities and their public sector partners across the United Kingdom.
These awards are crucially important for local government. Not only do they recognise and promote individual achievement, but they also provide an invaluable opportunity for information to be shared with other local authorities and organisations. In this way, councils’ hard work and dedication is used to deliver much-needed and valuable services to communities nationwide.