Saturday 18 October 2008
Attend APSEs annual Environmental Services seminar today and present the apprentice awards at the annual dinner. With over 150 people present it is great to see these young people and local authority employers get some well deserved recognition for the hard work they do all year round.
The Horticulture award goes to Paul Boardman of Halton MBC and the Transport award to Joanne Allen of Derbyshire County Council. A great night was had by all.
The next morning I manage to catch the opening session of day two of the conference and hear Julie Muscroft of Walker Morris describe the Government's proposed legal framework for joint waste authorities and Beverly Bell the North West Tranport Commissioner talking about how she ensures she keeps employers and employees in the transport sector under tight constraints. She really should consider the after dinner circuit - she is first class.