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Raising the Game: Devolution, Transformation and Frontline Services

Raising the Game: Devolution, Transformation and Frontline Services


APSE National Policy Seminar: Devolution, Transformation and Frontline Services   

Friday 10 July Manchester United Football Stadium


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This seminar will uniquely explore the emerging policy issues of devolution with the announcement of a Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill. We will explore the implications at a strategic and economic policy level as well as the frontline service issues of housing, health, the local environment, jobs and skills and local economies and the legal framework to enable local government frontline services to be part of the solution on these big strategic issues. 

This seminar is an excellent learning and networking opportunity for chief executives, strategic directors, service directors and frontline service and senior management teams, as well as elected members and trade unions looking to develop a collaborative and engaging response to the challenges of devolution. 



Greater Manchester Devolution and the programme for Devolution

Vicky Sharrock, Programme Manager, Greater Manchester Public Service Reform Team and Julian Cox, Deputy Director - Research, Economic Strategy, New Economy

Will devolution deliver the results for local economies?

Neil McInroy, Chief Executive, Centre for Local Ecomomic Strategies 

Housing Investment: How do we ensure local councils remain at the heart of delivery?

Kate Henderson, Chief Executive, Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA)

The legal framwork for frontline services and combined authorities

Richard Auton, Director, Walker Morris Solicitors

The role of municipal energy in developing new green infrastructure

Mark Bramah, Director, APSE Energy

Impacting on health outcomes

Iain Varah, Chief Executive, Vision Redbridge

Taking an entrepreneurial approach to parks and Street Scene Services

Melvyn Cryer, Manager of Parks and Street Care Services, Gedling Borough 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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