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Nottingham City Council to house hundreds of homeless

22.11.19: Nottingham City Council is tackling homelessness in the city by working to make more homes available to them. In addition to exciting housing stock, 70 more properties will be bought following a loan agreement between the council’s Ex... more >

Knowsley Council buying up land in £43m Kirkby regeneration plan

22.11.19: Knowsley Council is buying land and existing shops from a developer in the Merseyside area of Kirkby as part of a £43m investment deal to rejuvenate the neglected town centre. Original plans from the private sector to regenerate the t... more >

East Ayrshire Council plans for £175m investment in housing

22.11.19: East Ayrshire Council has revealed plans to invest £175m in housing over the next 5 years. The Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) sets out how East Ayrshire Council will spend approximately £88 million to help fulfill the... more >

Vice Chair of the Northern Powerhouse to talk devolution in Cumbria

22.11.19: Lord Jim O’Neill, vice chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, is to press the case for devolution in Cumbria at an event next week. Lord O’Neill will address business and community leaders at UCLan’s Samuel Lindow o... more >

Cornwall Council announces new sexual health services

21.11.19: Following a consultation, Cornwall Council have announced today (Nov 21) more availability will soon be made for sexual health clinics and an online service. The service will come from Brook and their online partner SH:24 from December 2019... more >

National Autistic Society opens first of its kind autism centre

21.11.19:   The National Autistic Society Northern Ireland has opened a new autism centre this week (19 Nov) to meet the needs of autistic people and their families. TV star and mum of autistic twins, Christine McGuiness opened the first of... more >

Manchester City Council and University launch research into city's languages

21.11.19: The University of Manchester and Manchester City Council have formed a new research partnership to track Manchester’s languages. New research is going into identifying the diversity of Manchester’s languages and public signage i... more >

Metrolink contactless payment system hits millionth journey

20.11.19: Transport for Greater Manchester announced today (20th Nov) that at the weekend Metrolink’s contactless payment system hit the million-journey mark. The contactless payment method was brought in on the 15th of July this year and this... more >

Cumbria County Council receives national award

20.11.19: A prestigious national award was handed to Cumbria County Council at this year’s National Constructing Excellence Awards, the lead organisation for construction in the UK, for a new school building. The county council’s new stat... more >

Leicester City Council invites residents to help in climate emergency

20.11.19: Leicester City Council launched a three-month consultation yesterday (Nov 19) asking residents to have their say on Leicester’s climate emergency action plan. The citywide vision of making Leicester carbon neutral and join the global... more >

Reading Borough Council announces bid to buy disused prison building

20.11.19: Reading Borough Council has announced it will make a bid to buy Reading Prison, following a public petition to save the Grade-II listed building and open the prison up as an arts space. Councillor Jason Brock, council leader for Reading Bor... more >

New evidence supports need for noise pollution policy

20.11.19: More than 100 different species’ survival is being threatened as a result of noise pollution, according to researchers from Queen’s University Belfast. Amphibians, arthropods, birds, fish, mammals, molluscs and reptiles have sho... more >

Officials claim 98% superfast broadband coverage in Nottinghamshire

19.11.19: Officials have announced a 98.37% superfast broadband coverage in Nottinghamshire thanks to the Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire campaign. The campaign is a partnership between Nottinghamshire County Council and a range of funding partn... more >

Mayor of Liverpool launches appeal to help feed the hungry this Christmas

19.11.19: The Mayor’s Hope Fund has launched an appeal for donations of tins, packets and UHT milk and juice to stoke the shelves of foodbanks in the city with Christmas approaching. Liverpool City Council have set up multiple collection points... more >

Hammersmith and Fulham council to buy back Gibbs Green and West Kensington estates

19.11.19: Two estates that have been under threat of demolition since 2012 have been handed back to Hammersmith & Fulham council. Gibbs Green and West Kensington estates were sold by the then Conservative-lead council in 2012 for £105 milli... more >

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Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

21/06/2019Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Bei... more >
How community-led initiatives can help save the housing shortage

19/06/2019How community-led initiatives can help save the housing shortage

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Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

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Utilising data to best deliver meaningful public services

14/11/2019Utilising data to best deliver meaningful public services

Public Sector Executive’s Matt Roberts explains how living in a modern, interconnected world, as we do, means public sector organisations cannot afford to ignore the rol... more >
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25/10/2017Take a moment to celebrate

Devolution, restructuring and widespread service reform: from a journalist’s perspective, it’s never been a more exciting time to report on the public sector. That’s why I could not be more thrilled to be taking over the reins at PSE at this key juncture. There could not be a feature that more perfectly encapsulates this feeling of imminent change than the article James Palmer, mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, has penned for us on p28. In it, he highlights... read more >