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2019

Announcing the APSE Service Awards Winners 2019!
Announcing the APSE Service Awards Winners 2019!

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.

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Welcoming Sulo UK Limited – new APSE Approved Partners
Welcoming Sulo UK Limited – new APSE Approved Partners

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.

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Adapted Homes: Empowered Lives
Adapted Homes: Empowered Lives

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.

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Communication, Communication, Communication
Communication, Communication, Communication

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.

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Showcasing excellence in service delivery
Showcasing excellence in service delivery

The finalists of the APSE Overall Council of the Year in Service Delivery Award 2019 have now been announced. 

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Feel (and harness) the bern
Feel (and harness) the bern

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.

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Fraud, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing!
Fraud, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing!

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.

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It’s time to clear the air
It’s time to clear the air

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.  

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Neighbourhood services and sustainable local government
Neighbourhood services and sustainable local government

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. 

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Councils warn that permitted development a risk to health and wellbeing
Councils warn that permitted development a risk to health and wellbeing

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.

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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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