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2016

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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93% of councils do not think that Starter Homes will address affordable housing need
93% of councils do not think that Starter Homes will address affordable housing need

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.

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Going underground: Could underground waste storage systems be the way forward?
Going underground: Could underground waste storage systems be the way forward?

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.

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Building achievement: The winners of this year’s Scotland Building and Housing Apprentice Awards
Building achievement: The winners of the Scotland Building and Housing Apprentice Awards 2016

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.

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APSE roads, street lighting and winter maintenance rising stars award 2016
APSE roads, street lighting and winter maintenance rising stars award 2016

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.

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APSE Scottish building and housing apprentice of the year awards 2016
APSE Scottish building and housing apprentice of the year awards 2016

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!

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APSE calls for councils to be at the heart of new homes
APSE calls for councils to be at the heart of new homes

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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APSE Annual Service Awards 2016: Now open for entries
APSE Annual Service Awards 2016: Now open for entries

Is your team or initiative onto a winner?

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.

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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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