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Borough council wins gold for address management

Jason Littleboy, Julie Belding, Lizzie Benefer and Chris Copeland holding their Gold Award for Address Data Management

Published: Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

We have been presented with a ‘Gold Performance Award’ in recognition of the management of our address information database.

The award was presented at the GeoPlace annual conference and presentation of the Exemplar Awards 2018 which took place on Thursday 10 May.

The Exemplar Awards highlight best practice in local authorities using land and property and street information to tie different services from across the council together to give a ‘property level view of services'. The awards allow the many services which currently use address and street data to see that the high standard of the data kept by the borough council is externally recognised.

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.

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 a property as quickly as possible; addresses help confirm someone’s identity; they help everyone to access products and services, and high quality address data is fundamental for this.

Cllr Richard Blunt, cabinet member for Development, said: “The borough council’s address management team maintain the data we keep to a very high standard, and I’m delighted that their dedication has been recognised with a Gold Performance Award. The award is a testament to the hard work and skill that goes into maintaining a constantly changing dataset.”

Kerry Pearce, National Address Data Manager said: “The Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk 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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