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The prestigious performance networks awards are a high-profile occasion where both the best performing authorities and the most improved are awarded for their achievements. There are dedicated awards for most service areas and finalists are selected based on those authorities who have participated in performance networks. 

To enter, councils needs to return their data by a specific date. The following deadlines are now approaching and must be met in order to qualify for the awards:


Building Cleaning

October 16th 2019

Building Maintenance

October 16th 2019


October 15th 2019

Cemetery & Crematorium services

October 17th 2019

Environmental Health

October 22nd 2019

Roads/Highways Maintenance

October 11th 2019

Parks, Open Spaces and Horticultural services           

October 21st 2019

Refuse Collection

October 10th 2019

Sports & Leisure Facility Management

October 11th 2019

Street Cleansing

October 9th 2019

Street Lighting

October 14th 2019

Transport Operations & Vehicle Maintenance

October 23rd 2019



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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