Council Accolade for Address Data

Ribble Valley Borough Council’s address and mapping manager, Sarah Grimes, receives the award from Helen Platts, head of business development at the Local Government Association and GeoPlace board member.
Ribble Valley Borough Council’s address and mapping manager, Sarah Grimes, receives the award from Helen Platts, head of business development at the Local Government Association and GeoPlace board member.
Published Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Ribble Valley Borough Council has come out tops for address data management at an annual awards ceremony.

It has received the gong for Most Improved Address Data at the 2014 Exemplar Awards.

The awards celebrate excellence in service delivery enabled by local government address and street information.

Using statistics compiled by GeoPlace, the partnership between the public sector and Ordnance Survey, the award recognises the accuracy and quality of Ribble Valley Borough Council’s address data.  

Address data from local authorities informs numerous national projects and processes, most crucially the emergency services, who rely on it to respond to 999 calls.

Ribble Valley Borough Council chief executive Marshal Scott said: “Accurate address information is vital for the delivery of public services, particularly in a large rural area such as Ribble Valley.

“We are delighted that the staff involved in this important project have been recognised by this award.”

GeoPlace spokesman Neil Silley added: “The quality of data from local authorities such as Ribble Valley is very important, as it informs numerous public services and national projects, such as flood risk, land registration, school admissions and crucially the emergency services that rely on it to get to people in distress.

“Over the last year, Ribble Valley Borough Council has improved in all eight performance measures and achieving this level demonstrates excellence and commitment to a process that brings many local and national benefits.”