Council strikes gold with data award

Published Tuesday 12 May 2020

Harborough District Council has scooped a ‘Gold Award’ in recognition of the way it manages address data.

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The accolade was announced 29 April 2020 at the 2020 Data Quality and Improvement Awards, which celebrate the achievements of local authority address and street data custodians.

The Gold Award is only given to authorities that have consistently reached and maintained the highest standards in national tests on data excellence.

Cllr Paul Dann (pictured), Harborough District Council’s Cabinet lead for corporate services said: “We are delighted to receive this award which is testament to the excellent work happening on a daily basis to create this important information. Good quality address and street data underpins many aspects of local government business, from major projects which can save authorities millions of pounds, to smaller joint initiatives.”

Recently, accurate address and street data from local authorities is being used in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This data is being used:Cllr paul dann con

  • To help authorities quickly and easily link different data sources, so they can see who is vulnerable and already receiving aid
  • manage the flow of traffic and use of the street and road network – keeping the emergency services’ needs as a priority
  • see who is in areas of high deprivation and who has poor access to much-needed health and care services

GeoPlace is an address and street information management partnership jointly owned by the Local Government Association (LGA) and Ordnance Survey.