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2020

Parks remain open as councils continue to safeguard public safety
Parks remain open as councils continue to safeguard public safety

A second COVID-19 Parks Resilience Survey, conducted by APSE with the Midlands Parks Forum, has revealed the vast majority of parks remain open for public use.

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What now for local government finance?
What now for local government finance?

Could the impact of COVID-19 on local authority finance be the straw that finally breaks the camel’s back for many frontline services already emaciated over the past decade by austerity? APSE Chief Executive Paul O’Brien urges the Government to fully support the services that have been fundamental to local public health and mental wellbeing.

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Announcing the results of the APSE Refuse Resilience Survey
Announcing the results of the APSE Refuse Resilience Survey

APSE has released the result of its COVID-19 Refuse Resilience Survey

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Council’s new dynamic duo will keep streets clean during current pandemic
Council’s new dynamic duo will keep streets clean during current pandemic

Cheshire West and Chester Council will be the first council in the country to use two new zero emissions street-cleansing machines to spray disinfectant on streets in the borough.

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Three weeks into COVID-19
Three weeks into COVID-19

A report from Councillor Archie Dryburgh MBE, APSE Scotland Vice Chair and Dumfries and Galloway councillor, on the action the Authority has taken throughout COVID-19.

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Oxford serves as a great example of corona community kindness
Oxford serves as a great example of corona community kindness

ODS (Oxford Direct Services) and Oxford City Council have settled into a new way of working and thank the public for its help in adapting so rapidly and supporting our key workers.

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Energising energy management
Energising energy management

Head of APSE Energy, Phil Brennan explains why COVID-19 responses within local authorities should not exclude the role of energy managers and those tackling climate change and renewable energy initiatives.

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Why we need data!
Why we need data!

At this current time, it’s never been more crucial to collect data to understand fully the impact and consequences of COVID-19 and how this has impacted on resources and performance across council services writes APSE’s Debbie Johns, Head of Performance Networks.

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Responding to the challenges on the frontline
Responding to the challenges on the frontline

Head of APSE Solutions, Andy Mudd, explores the issues of reality that will face frontline services and the help that is at hand from experts in the field

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Every day’s a school day!
Every day’s a school day!

Fiona Sutton-Wilson, APSE Head of Training, shares her thoughts on making the most out of a very different situation and ensuring we capture the opportunities for learning and development.     

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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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