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Celebrating innovating frontline services

Celebrating innovating frontline services

Announcing the finalists of the Highways, Street Lighting and Winter Maintenance Innovation Awards 2018.

These prestigious awards are designed to celebrate outstanding local councils that use pioneering ideas and solutions to tackle the current challenges facing their highways, winter maintenance and street lighting services.

All of the finalists were required to present best practice case studies in their respective categories, which showed them all to be frontrunners in implementing innovative ideas that support continuous improvement and adaptation.

Rob Bailey, APSE Principal Advisor for Highways, was delighted to see such a high calibre of entries this year. He said, “Despite the serious issues local government faces at this time, it is wonderful to see such exciting projects being carried out by so many dedicated people. These finalists are a credit to their councils and their communities.”

The winners of each category will be announced at the APSE Highways, Street Lighting and Winter Maintenance Seminar in in Blackpool on Thursday 22 March. Click here for information on how to book your place at the seminar.


Kindly sponsored by ICL


Highways maintenance services

Cambridgeshire County Council/Peterborough City Council 

Dorset County Council

Northumberland County Council

Nottinghamshire County Council/Via East Midlands Ltd

Oxford City Council

Derbyshire County Council



Winter maintenance services


Wigan Council

Newcastle City Council

North Yorkshire County Council/ Ringway Infrastructure Services Ltd

Telford & Wrekin Council


Street lighting

Glasgow City Council

Wigan Council

Renfrewshire Council

Bolton Council



Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association 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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