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2021

Housing to 2040 - Elena Whitham MSP
Housing to 2040 - Elena Whitham MSP

Elena Whitham MSP, Deputy Convener of the Local Government, Housing & Planning Committee, Scottish Parliament, talks affordable housing in Scotland. 

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First-rate services in the Second City
First-rate services in the Second City

Missed this year’s Annual Seminar? We’ve put together a summary that captures the two-day programme of presentations, workshops and discussions on delivering for local people and local economies.

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Local councils taking advantage of energy opportunities
Local councils taking advantage of energy opportunities

A new APSE Energy publication provides examples of how local authorities have taken advantage of energy opportunities. It adds to the series of case studies already highlighted in the two previous ‘Energy across the authority’ publications.

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Neath and tidy
Neath and tidy

Having been shortlisted for five awards, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council held a little ceremony in house for the APSE finalists and winners.

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Helping town and parish councils identify opportunities for nature
Helping town and parish councils identify opportunities for nature

South Gloucestershire Council have recently launched a new support package for their Town and Parish Councils (T&PCs) called a Local Nature Action Plan (LNAP). Matthew Lipton, Commons and Biodiversity Manager, dicusses this exciting new initiative and the progress made so far. 

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Telford & Wrekin: Outstanding!
Telford & Wrekin: Outstanding!

Fighting off stiff competition, Telford & Wrekin Council scooped APSE Overall Council of the Year at the APSE Service Awards 2021. The Council spoke to APSE Direct and revealed the secrets to their success.

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Welcoming Professional Drone Training: APSE's newest Approved Partner
Welcoming Professional Drone Training: APSE's newest Approved Partner

Professional Drone Training conduct training UK wide and have been involved in the training of people for the Police Drone Division, councils, surveyors and construction companies.

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Exit from the EU: Opportunities and Threats for Local Councils in Northern Ireland
Exit from the EU: Opportunities and Threats for Local Councils in Northern Ireland

A new APSE Actions Paper, written in close collaboration with NILGA, sets out the challenges and opportunities for Northern Ireland councils in the wake of the UK’s exit from the EU.

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Great Big Green Week - Councils leading the way
Great Big Green Week - Councils leading the way

Great Big Green Week is a perfect opportunity for local authorities to promote their work around the climate change, sustainability and renewable energy agenda.

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Public food must reflect the best of public values
Public food must reflect the best of public values

An update from the ‘Good’ School Food Stakeholder Working Group.

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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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