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2020

COVID 19 - APSE Information Hub
COVID-19 APSE Information Hub: Our frontline service support network

APSE has set up a COVID-19 Information Hub to deal with frontline service issues as they arise; ensuring greater resilience and learning between each other during this difficult time. 

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All change?
All change?

As reorganisation raises its head, APSE’s Mo Baines explores the issues that are once again back on the agenda.

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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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The Grand old City of York, It has a ten year plan...
The Grand old City of York, It has a ten year plan...

York City’s Ten Year City Plan is a long-term strategy to improve the lives of everyone who lives, works and studies in the city. Cllr Keith Aspden, Leader of City of York Council,  discusses placing health, well-being and climate action at the heart of the Council’s COVID recovery plans.

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Responding to Public Health Act Funerals
Responding to Public Health Act Funerals

Rebecca Morgan, Bereavement and Business Support Officer at South Staffordshire Council, outlines her team’s  approach to the thorny issue of public health funerals in the early stages of the pandemic.

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Keeping the plates spinning
Keeping the plates spinning

Katie Woods, Catering Development Officer at Derbyshire County Council explains how her team has maintained its high standards in service delivery throughout the pandemic. 

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AceOn leads way in helping public sector tackle climate change
AceOn leads way in helping public sector tackle climate change

The pioneering AceOn Group – a newly-approved official partner of APSE Energy – is to showcase cutting-edge energy technology which could play a major role in helping local authorities and housing associations to meet their climate change targets.

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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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#saveleisure
#saveleisure

#saveleisure is a digital campaign run by Community Leisure UK, ukactive, CIMSPA and supported by APSE, Swim England, Swim Wales and many other partners. 

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The Circle of Fife: How Fife Council is responding to the climate emergency
The Circle of Fife:  How Fife Council is responding to the climate emergency

With Fife Council declaring a Climate Emergency in September 2019, we spoke to Hugh Muschamp, programme manager in the Climate Change and Zero Waste team, about how Fife intends to deliver on its declaration.

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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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