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News hub and our role in the Parks Action Group

APSE is a member of the Parks Action Group set up by the MHCLG to explore the future of our Parks.


You can read more about the Parks Action Group here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-pledges-500000-for-new-action-group-to-grow-future-of-public-parks

 

State of UK Parks Survey 2021
State of UK Parks Survey 2021

APSE and CFP are keen to build on previous State of UK Parks research. To that end we have designed a new research project. New Deadline: 14 May 2021

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Food and climate: Why local government matters
Food and climate: Why local government matters

As the preparations get under way for COP26, Pete Ritchie, Executive Director at Nourish Scotland, sheds light on the  tools that can be harnessed at a local level to createa more equitable food systems.

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Right tree, right place: Meeting climate change targets sustainably
Right tree, right place: Meeting climate change targets sustainably

With the demand for tree planting growing as a result of climate change, John Tucker, Director of Woodland Outreach at The Woodland Trust, outlines the key steps local authorities ought to take if they are to deliver successful planting project.

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Biodiversity and Allotments: Gardening in harmony with Nature
Biodiversity and Allotments: Gardening in Harmony with Nature

Gardening and growing our own food, has increased in popularity as the restrictions of lockdown have taken their toll. Sandy Paterson, Natural Environment Officer at Glasgow City Council, explains how his team have helped raise awareness of how allotments can support wildlife in the City.

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Build Back Greener
Build Back Greener

APSE’s latest online Policy Seminar explored both the strategic environmental issues emerging from Government administrations across the UK, as well as the factors that will influence climate action at a frontline service level. 

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At a crossroads: Building foundations for healthy communities
At a crossroads: Building foundations for healthy communities

A new report published by APSE, researched and written by the TCPA, is calling on the Government to put public health at the heart of housing delivery; empowering local decision-makers to create healthy and high-quality places. 

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Local councils: A natural place to nurture talent
Local councils: A natural place to nurture talent

Recently appointed parks manager at Halton Borough Council, Paul Boardman rose through the ranks having first joined the authority as a gardening apprentice. We interviewed Paul about his achievement, and what it says about the value of local authority apprenticeship schemes. 

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Spending on parks and neighbourhood services in Scotland
Spending on parks and neighbourhood services in Scotland

A new report by APSE Scotland  - written and researched with the New Policy Institute (NPI) - examines what has happened to spending on parks and open spaces by Scottish local authorities.

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“All I need is the air that I breathe…..
“All I need is the air that I breathe…..

APSE is delighted to have played its part in new industry guidance produced in collaboration with CPF, the LGA, National Lottery Heritage Lottery Fund, the Parks Action Group, the National Trust and industry experts.

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Managing Public Parks During COVID-19
Managing Public Parks During COVID-19

APSE is delighted to have played its part in new industry guidance produced in collaboration with CPF, the LGA, National Lottery Heritage Lottery Fund, the Parks Action Group, the National Trust and industry experts. This new guidance ‘Managing Public Parks During COVID-19’ is a must read for industry professionals and local councillors alike, sharing best practice in these testing times.

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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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