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APSE Street Cleansing Seminar

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Clean and pleasant local environments have a wide range of cross-cutting benefits, including improving public health and wellbeing and promoting the area's image in its drive to develop economically sustainable communities through the attraction of new business and residents.

The impact of COVID-19 has meant communities are now spending longer in their local environments, using them for recreation and exercise when all other options have been closed.

However, despite this new reliance on these areas, continuing budget cuts are beginning to take their toll, with public satisfaction levels falling as local authorities try to cope with fewer resources.

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Speaker presentations:

Session One

APSE State of the Market 2021– Street Cleansing and the ongoing impacts of COVID-19
Paul O’Brien APSE Chief Executive

Data and research priorities around Waste and Resource.
Andrew Woodend, Statistics, Environmental Quality Directorate, DEFRA

Walsall Community Litter Watch -tackling litter issues within Walsall through engagement with all aspects of the community.
Richard Upton & Beth Deeley, Volunteer Coordinators, Walsall Borough Council

Developing an asset register for Bradford’s ‘Binfrastructure’
Stuart Russo, Senior Technical Officer, Bradford City Council.


Session Two

Let’s Cheer for Volunteers!
Helen Mrowiec – Countryside Sites Team Leader, Flintshire County Council

How clean are our streets?
Debbie Johns, Head of performance networks, APSE


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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