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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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#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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Keeping it green with Telford and Wrekin
Keeping it green with Telford and Wrekin

Earlier this year, Telford and Wrekin Council took home the APSE Soft FM Green Innovation Award. Lorna Hicks, Catering Group Manager, and Kate Sumner, Cleaning Group Manager, outline the progress their services have made in helping to reduce the Council’s carbon footprint.

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Be brave, the community needs you more than ever
Be brave, the community needs you more than ever

Paul O’Brien, APSE Chief Executive, argues councils need to step up to their role as place-shapers, stepping in where developers have withdrawn and looking much more pragmatically at actions to improve local town centres.

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ODS trials new electric refuse collection vehicle in Oxford
ODS trials new electric refuse collection vehicle in Oxford

The first purpose built, fully integrated electric refuse collection vehicle built by an original equipment manufacturer in the UK will be undergoing trials in Oxford this week.

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So take these sunken bins and learn to smile again!
So take these sunken bins and learn to smile again!

Andy Mudd, Head of APSE Solutions, offers a brief overview of the recent Underground Refuse Systems virtual briefing event on Tuesday 14 July.

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Welcoming AceOn - New APSE Energy Approved Partners!
Welcoming AceOn - New APSE Energy Approved Partners!

The Telford-based AceOn Group - a pioneering energy storage and battery company has signed a new partnership - has been appointed an Approved Partner by APSE Energy. 

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Local councils: A natural place to nurture talent
Local councils: A natural place to nurture talent

Recently appointed parks manager at Halton Borough Council, Paul Boardman rose through the ranks having first joined the authority as a gardening apprentice. We interviewed Paul about his achievement, and what it says about the value of local authority apprenticeship schemes. 

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Loving the local - A report back from our high streets seminar
Loving the local

A report back on the APSE policy seminar exploring the future of our high streets and town centres.

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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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