• Wed. May 29th, 2024

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Second Gold Award for Hambleton

209Hambleton District Council has won a gold award for the second year running for the accurate way it manages to keep the addresses for both its domestic and commercial properties across the district up to date.

“Maintaining a comprehensive and high standard for naming streets and numbering/naming of properties is crucial for essential facilities, such as emergency services, postal and courier services, said Councillor Brian Phillips, Portfolio Holder Planning.

“More and more organisations and services depend upon them and if a property is not registered or kept up to date through the street naming and numbering process it will not appear on the main address database and the owner/occupier will encounter difficulties in not only receiving mail but also a variety of goods and services such as applying for a credit card. It can even hinder the emergency services getting to the right property.

“We are very proud to have been recognised for this work essential work not once but twice.”

The ‘Gold Performance Award’ in the Exemplar Awards 2016 was presented at the annual GeoPlace conference. They celebrate excellence in service delivery – enabled through local government address and street information.

It is given to authorities that – in national tests – have reached and maintained the very highest standard 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.

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