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2019

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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New APSE Energy publication titled ‘Local authority climate emergency declarations’
New APSE Energy publication titled ‘Local authority climate emergency declarations’

You can download a summary report of a new APSE Energy research paper ‘Local authority climate emergency declarations’ as featured in the Guardian which provides an understanding of what declaring a climate emergency can do, when to use it and how it can be used in the context of local councils. 

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Local Government Awards Northern Ireland 2020 now open for entries
Local Government Awards Northern Ireland 2020 now open for entries!

The Local Government Awards Northern Ireland showcase the best examples of service provision, new initiatives and personal commitment from councils, councillors and officers. 

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The Ever-Changing Market for Bereavement Services
The Ever-Changing Market for Bereavement Services

Head of APSE Solutions Andy Mudd and Lee Snashfold identify bereavement services as an area offering high potential for additional income generation. 

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Welcoming Resomation - New APSE Approved Partners
Welcoming Resomation - New APSE Approved Partners

The gentler, environmentally-friendly alternative to cremation

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Let’s S.C.R.A.P. fly tipping
Let’s S.C.R.A.P. fly tipping

A look at Hertfordshire’s multi- agency approach to reducing fly tipping

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Consultation on 'greenprint' for Parks Professionals
Consultation on 'greenprint' for Parks Professionals

A message on behalf of Paul O'Brien, Chair of the Parks Action Group Knowledge and Skills work stream

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There's Nuplace like home
There's Nuplace like home

In 2015, to address the housing crisis in Telford & Wrekin, the local council set up a new wholly owned company called Nuplace to build and manage more than 400 private and affordable homes to rent - with impressive results. APSE Direct spoke to the Director of Nuplace, Katherine Kynaston, to learn more about the company.

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Dundee leading the charge to an Electric Vehicle city
Dundee leading the charge to an Electric Vehicle city

Dundee has the highest proportion of electric vehicles in its council fleet in Scotland. APSE Direct spoke to Councillor Lynne Short about her Council’s achievement and future plans for the fleet.

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What do we do now? A note to new council administrations
What do we do now? A note to new council administrations

How can newly elected council administrations implement their manifesto pledges and embed new thinking into the organisation's culture? Andy Mudd, Head of APSE Solutions, takes a look at what is required for incoming leaderships to be effective. 

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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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