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Future Focus: Where next for Local Government Services?

Future Focus: Where next for Local Government Services?

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What will the future of Local Government Services look like? What are the key skill sets of the 21st century public servant?  How can we capture the entrepreneurial spirit?  This seminar will examine all these questions and more, facilitating peer-to –peer learning through expertly led Innovation Hubs.

Open to all interested in the future of local government services, expect to meet and engage with like-minded colleagues from across the South of England exploring both cross-cutting and service specific issues including cultural transformation, technological change,  service innovation, managing demand for services and strategies for income generation. 

APSE South/South West Annual General Meeting 

Within the lunch hour of this seminar, we will be holding the Annual General Meeting for the APSE South/South West region.  At this meeting, we will elect the Regional Chair and Secretary as well as other representatives on APSE National Council for the year ahead.  We will take a look at what has happened over the year in the region and at what’s happened within the APSE network, across the UK and gather views on how to take the Association forward in the year ahead.   


Speaker presentations

The 21st Century Public Servant – redesigning public services from the ground up

Rachel North, Deputy Chief Executive, Tewkesbury Borough Council

How will changes to Local Government finance affect essential Refuse, Street Cleansing, Parks and Leisure services?

Adele Taylor, Director of Finance and Support Services, East Hertfordshire District Council

Commercialisation and Income Generation

Paul O’Brien, Chief Executive, Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE)

Oxford City Council - APSE Overall council of the Year 2015 & MJ Best Achieving Council 2014

Tim Sadler, Executive Director for Community Services, Oxford City Council

How can we learn about what’s best for our citizens and customers?

Toby Blume, Cooperative Council Implementation Lead (2012 - 2016), Lambeth Council

Underground Waste – Case studies from the UK and abroad

Patrick Knowles, Senior Consultant, APSE

Re-thinking Parks – Bournemouth’s Coastal Parks and Garden Foundation

Michael Rowland, Head of Parks Development, Bournemouth 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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