APSE has announced its Service Awards Finalists 2019! These awards recognise the very best in local government frontline services across the UK and following a rigorous round of judging the finalist councils have now been announced.
Sulo UK Limited are a supplier of quality waste solutions including but not limited to plastic wheeled containers and street furniture. Sulo also supply, install and maintain underground refuse systems (URS) and have over 500 products installed so far in the UK.
On 8 May, Versus Arthritis published a new policy report looking at the impact of home aids and adaptations for people with arthritis, and the barriers that people face when trying to access them. Ollie Phelan from Versus Arthritis spoke to APSE Direct about the report, and its relevance to local authorities.
Having achieved the highest recycling rate among Northern Ireland’s councils, Mid & East Antrim Borough Council’s Waste Team were crowned Best Local Authority Service Team at the Local Government Awards Northern Ireland 2018. We look at the communication campaign that made this accolade possible.
The finalists of the APSE Overall Council of the Year in Service Delivery Award 2019 have now been announced.
Berneslai Homes - the arms-length management organisation that looks after Barnsley Council’s housing stock – has helped to ease the pressure on infrastructure as well as reduce their tenants’ energy bills. We take a look at their highly successful two-phased project.
APSE Direct spoke to Pinsent Mason’s Jenny Craven, Senior Associate, and Tom Fayle, Trainee Solicitor, about the fraud epidemic and its growing threat to local authorities.
Rebecca Kite, Environmental Policy Manager for the FTA, provides an overview of this free-to-join initiative; what it involves, the progress so far, and the benefits it can bring to participating local councils.
A new report published by APSE and written by the New Policy Institute finds that over the nine years from 2009/10 resources devoted to neighbourhood services across Britain fell 27 per cent representing a total of £8.9bn in 2017/18 prices.
Councils across England are today warning that homes created using permitted development rights are a potential threat to people’s health and wellbeing, with the most vulnerable people in society being more at risk.