Council celebrates a double award winning technical achievement

Published Tuesday, 05 June 2018

At the recent Exemplar Awards 2018, which took place on Thursday 10 May at Edgbaston Cricket Club in Birmingham, East Northamptonshire Council was presented with a ‘Gold Performance Award’.

This is in recognition of the management of its address information database, plus we were awarded best in the whole of East Midlands too.

Improving public services and overcoming the challenges of data sharing is a key focus for councils. The 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'.  Good data is critical in all of this.  Without accurate, current and well-maintained data many of these challenges simply won't be solved. 

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.

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.

Cllr Steven North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Councils says:

“This is a great achievement for everyone involved with the project at East Northamptonshire Council and reinforces our commitment to providing services of which we can be proud.”