APSE in the Press
New Municipalism – APSE Policy Seminar on 23 January
APSE’s first seminar of 2019 - ‘Delivering the New Municipalism: Taking Back Entrepreneurship’ - explores the emerging role of councils as proactive disruptors in local economies. The event will look in detail at APSE’s research on new municipalism and the different strands to the philosophy including local government’s role as the ensuring council; finance and future funding; commercialisation and income generation’ insourcing and social justice outcomes. Professor Steven Griggs, lead author of ‘The new municipalism: Taking back entrepreneurship’ will be addressing the conference alongside Dr Peter Kenway, author of ‘Hollowed out: The impact of financial localisation on neighbourhood services’. For programme and booking information click here.
Environmental Services Innovation Awards 2018
APSE is delighted to announce the winners of the Environmental Services Innovation Awards 2018, as well as Streetscene and Horticulture Apprentices of the Year! The winners were presented with their awards at the APSE Refuse, Recycling, Street Scene, Grounds and Parks Seminar in Nottingham on 18 October. Congratulations to all of our excellent finalists! For a full list of this year's finalists and photographs from the event click here.
For more information about this year’s (and last year’s) submissions, you can download the APSE Environmental Services Innovation Awards Brochure. The brochure contains summaries of the shortlisted initiatives and can be downloaded for free from the APSE website.
APSE Energy Views
APSE Energy has recently launched Energy Views; a blog highlighting important initiatives in the world of energy, climate change and renewables. Last week the blog included posts on the latest House of Commons briefing paper “Brexit: Energy and Climate Change”, as well as recent cases of energy companies ceasing trading. The blog is updated regularly so you can keep up to speed with the latest energy news and views.
APSE Parks Portal
APSE has recently launched the APSE Parks Portal; a free online resource for members who want to keep abreast of developments in parks and horticultural services. The portal includes information on relevant APSE briefings, state of the market reports, advisory groups, seminars, research and our role in the Parks Action Group. Click on this link to access the parks portal.
Public Sector Solutions Expo
APSE was thrilled to be an official supporter of the Public Sector Solutions Expo at Manchester Central on 20 November. Paul O’Brien chaired a panel discussion at the event; exploring the way local government is embracing a commercial approach to service delivery. If you are interested in developing a commercial approach to service delivery.
London Councils Summit 2018
APSE exhibited at the London Council Summit at Guildhall, City of London on Saturday 17 November. The conference was open to London councillors of all political parties and senior borough officers from the 32 London boroughs and the City of London Corporation. Keynote speaker James Brokenshire paid tribute to the passion of London councils for their communities but acknowledged the need for long term action on social care.
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