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2021

Maintaining local roads to target conditions is still out of reach for local authorities
Maintaining local roads to target conditions is still out of reach for local authorities

The Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey – now in its 26th year – provides detailed insight into the funding and conditions of the local road network

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New professional hub launched to support independent living
New professional hub launched to support independent living

A groundbreaking new hub has been launched to make it easier for health, care and housing professionals to prescribe equipment that enables vulnerable people to live independently.

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A closer look at The Parks Management Forum
A closer look at The Parks Management Forum

Set up during the early stages of the pandemic, Paul Rabbitts, Chair of the Forum and Head of Parks, Heritage and Culture at Watford Borough Council, provides a summary of the Forum; its aims and achievements so far. 

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Go underground to go green
Go underground to go green

Andy Mudd, Head of APSE Solutions, explains why more and more local authorities are considering going underground to reduce the carbon footprint of waste collection. 

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Hazards, highways and council heroes
Hazards, highways and council heroes

Alan Plom, ex-HSE Principal Inspector and APSE Associate, highlights the various hazards associated with roadside working and outlines the steps local councils need to take if they are to avoid injuries, ill health and even deaths of employees or members of the public

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New research to explore the post-COVID-19 world of Sports and Leisure
New research to explore the post-COVID-19 world of Sports and Leisure

Three partner organisations, the Local Government Association (LGA) Chief Cultural and Leisure Officers Association (CLOA), the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE), have developed a research project to explore the future of local authority sports and leisure services.

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APSE Service Awards 2021 - Register your interest!
APSE Service Awards 2021 - Register your interest!

These awards, designed to recognise excellence in local government frontline services, are eagerly anticipated by councils across the UK. They specifically highlight local councils that have embraced change, innovation and best practice in order to continually offer outstanding services, despite budget cuts.

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CIMCON Lighting and Yotta collaborate to revolutionise smart city asset management
CIMCON Lighting and Yotta collaborate to revolutionise smart city asset management

APSE Approved Partner Yotta's new collaboration will extend each companies offerings for collecting, processing and managing smart city data. 

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Getting to grips with COVID
Getting to grips with COVID

Jacqui Dixon, Chief Executive of Antrim and Newtownabbey Council, discusses her pride in frontline service continuity throughout COVID-19, as well as the ways her Council as embedded a culture of employee engagement in spite of the threats to jobs and services.

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“I will miss the people. I already do.”
“I will miss the people.  I already do.”

Having dedicated over four decades of her life to public service, Fiona Lees, who held the position of Chief Executive of East Ayrshire Council since April 2004, bid farewell to the authority in January 2021. APSE Direct spoke to Fiona about her exceptional career in local government.

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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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