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2019

Physical Activity Strategic Think Piece
Physical Activity Strategic Think Piece

The Local Government Physical Activity Partnership is a collective body of organisations who are either responsible for or have an interest in the provision of local services and opportunities to enable individuals and communities to become more physically active. 

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Dignified, Affordable and Local
Dignified, Affordable and Local

East Ayrshire Council’s Respectful Funeral Service is the first of its kind in Scotland. Their innovative approach has improved wellbeing and addressed issues relating to funeral poverty; providing a service that is dignified, affordable, and local.    

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Welcome WAMITAB - New APSE Approved Partners
Welcome WAMITAB - New APSE Approved Partners

Congratulations and a warm welcome to WAMITAB, an awarding  organisation that develops qualifications for those working in resource management and recycling; cleaning and street cleansing; facilities management and parking from operative through to management level. 

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Welcome Hanson UK - New APSE Approved Partners
Welcome Hanson UK - New APSE Approved Partners

APSE is delighted to welcome Hanson Asphalt and Contracting Services to the APSE Approved Partner scheme.

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Cementing best practice in building services
Cementing best practice in building services

To produce a skilled workforce that will meet the needs of the 21st-century business, Swansea Council’s Corporate Building & Property Services has embarked on a major programme of staff training. Learn how this Service Award-winning initiative is helping the Council “resource for the future.”

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Announcing the winners of the Highways Innovation Awards 2019
Announcing the winners of the Highways Innovation Awards 2019

APSE is delighted to announce the winners of this year’s Highways and Street Lighting Apprentice Awards, in addition to the winners of the Highways, Street Lighting and Winter Maintenance Innovation Awards. 

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Welcoming WJ Group - New APSE Approved Partners
Welcoming WJ Group -  New APSE Approved Partners

Congratulations and a warm welcome to WJ Group, the UK’s leading specialist road marking business.

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Helping to give every child the best start in life
Helping to give every child the best  start in life

The introduction of the “Edge of Care Service” by Cheshire West and Chester Council has led to a significant reduction in the number of children between the ages of nine and 15 years going in to care. APSE Direct spoke to Emma Taylor, the Council’s Director of Children’s Services, about this remarkable APSE Service Award-winning initiative. 

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APSE's response to the Spring Statement 2019
APSE's response to the Spring Statement 2019

APSE is disappointed that the Chancellor failed to take the opportunity to confirm an end date to austerity, particularly given the dire state of local government finance.

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Investing in the future
Investing in the future

All of Warrington Borough Council ‘s commercial investments to date have been successful. APSE Direct caught up with Danny Mather, Head of the Council’s Corporate Finance team, to learn more about how the authority’s enterprising culture has opened up a number of exciting opportunities. 

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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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