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APSE Parks Seminar 2020

APSE Parks Seminar 2020

Friday 13th March

Telford Hotel and Golf Resort

 

 

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About the seminar:

Despite being very much a rural society for millennia, over the past three centuries, human development and living space has congregated more and more around the hardscapes of roads and buildings associated with our towns and cities worldwide.

Yet despite this shift in society there is still a strong desire to retain our links with greenspaces, most notably reflected in the development of public parks. Our Victorian forefathers recognised this need for greenspaces very early on as cramped living conditions and stifling working environments created by industrialisation took their toll on workers’ health and lifestyles. Many of our public parks in the UK originate from this period.

The view that parks, particularly urban parks and the wider green infrastructure have a critical role in improving the nation’s health and general wellbeing is now widely accepted.

By providing places for exercise, cultural events and for everyday contact with the environment, parks show themselves to be a vital part of our lives, especially as many of us are now increasingly limiting our daily movements to home-working or commuting to and from our places of work.

Despite their value, parks and greenspaces are facing unprecedented budgetary cuts, which are threatening their future existence. Past APSE State of the Market Surveys on Parks, revealed that most parks managers expected revenue for parks to continue to decrease and many expect reductions in capital investment. So severe are these threats that the Government have now promised to take action with regards to preserving our parks for both current and future generations.

It is against this backdrop of ongoing budget reductions that APSE’s 2020 Annual Parks Seminar intends to give colleagues some hope, by exposing them to innovative approaches to securing the long-term future of these valuable environmental assets.

 

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APSE members delegate fee: £179 + VAT
Non-members delegate fee: £265 + VAT
Commercial organisation: £379 + VAT

 

 

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Seminar Title: APSE Parks and Open Spaces Seminar 2020
Seminar Date: Friday 13 March 2020

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APSE members delegate fee: £179 + VAT
Non-members delegate fee: £265 + VAT
Commercial organisation: £379 + VAT

 

CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY: Reservation is a contract. Substitution of delegates is acceptable any time in writing by email to scull@apse.org.uk. Cancellations must be made in writing at least 10 working days before the event and will incur a 20% administration fee. No refunds can be given for cancellations received less than 10 working days before the event or for non-attendance. In the unlikely event of cancellation by the organisers, liability will be restricted to the refund of fees paid. The organisers reserve the right to make changes to the programme, speakers or venue should this become necessary.

 

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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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