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Gold Award for NE Derbyshire District Council in management of address information

North East Derbyshire District Council has been given a ‘Gold Award’ in recognition of the exceptional standards in the way it manages its address information database. 

The Gold Award is only given to authorities that have consistently reached and maintained the highest standards in national tests on data excellence, supplying regular updates to the national hub managing receipt of street data from all authorities in England and Wales.

Land, property, street and address information connects different services – giving local communities and individuals a ‘property level view’ of the services available to them.

Without this data, and the work of Street and Address Custodians, our nation’s most essential services could not operate effectively or efficiently, at a time when it has never been more important during the coronavirus pandemic.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Martin Thacker, MBE, said, “We are always striving to do our very best for our district and this award shows the huge effort we put in to our work to maintain the highest standards. It is more important than ever during this current pandemic that our address systems are as accurate as possible to enable swift delivery of vital medicines, food and help to those vulnerable in our district”.

“The Gold Award standard is an outstanding achievement and something we are very proud of and we will be aiming to maintain this position”. 

Nick Chapallaz, Managing Director of GeoPlace comments: "Every year, it gives us immense pleasure to highlight the work being done by Street and Address Custodians. North East Derbyshire District Council has set an example for data management that deserves recognition on a national stage. Managing addressing information data to this standard takes skill, and commitment”.

“The Gold Award recognises excellence and is an appreciation of the effort going into an often over-looked process, but one that delivers local and national benefits – truly bringing location to life”.