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Council wins Gold Award for excellence in management of Address information

Eden District Council has been presented with a ‘Gold Performance Award’ in recognition of the management of its address information database for the third year running.

The Award was presented at the GeoPlace annual conference and presentation of the Exemplar Awards 2017 held recently in Leeds.  The Awards celebrate excellence in service delivery that have been enabled through local government address and street information.

Local councils have a statutory requirement for street naming and numbering and are the source for the millions of address records of every residence and business in the UK.  Addresses are invaluable to our economy and our public services. Addresses help make sure that emergency services get to our door as quickly as possible; addresses help confirm our identity; they help us to access products and services and high quality address data is fundamental for this.

This is why the Gold Performance Award is important.  It is testament to hard work and skill that goes into maintaining a constantly changing dataset.

The Gold Performance Award for Address Data is given to authorities that have reached and maintained the very highest standard in national tests on data excellence, and supply of regular updates to the national hub which manages receipt of address data from all authorities in England and Wales.

In presenting the Award to Eden District Council’s Authority Address Custodian, Debbie Renwick, Kerry Pearce, National Address Data Manager said: "Eden has achieved the highest standard of address information data management.  Achieving this level demonstrates excellence and commitment to a process that brings local and national benefits."


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GeoPlace is a public sector limited liability partnership between the Local Government Association and Ordnance Survey. GeoPlace’s role is to create and maintain the National Address Gazetteer infrastructure and the National Street Gazetteer for England and Wales, providing definitive sources of publicly-owned spatial address and street data for Great Britain.

Gayle Gander
Head of Marketing
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