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Council wins national award for fourth year in a row

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Dudley Council has won a national award for the quality of its street information – for the fourth year in a row.

The local authority has again won a gold performance award from GeoPlace for the management of its street information. The award highlights Dudley as an example of best practice and acknowledges its consistent high standards for managing this information.

The gold award recognises how well local authorities maintain land, property, street and address information to connect services across the council and provide residents with information about services available to them in their home or business.

It helps deliver essential services such as waste collection and gritting.

The award was announced at a special webinar celebrating the achievements of local authorities, which took place instead of GeoPlace’s usual annual conference at the end of last month.

Councillor Simon Phipps, cabinet member for procurement, transformation and commercialisation, said:

Congratulations to those involved on winning these awards.
It’s fair to say their work often goes unnoticed but they contribute significantly to the success of service delivery across the council.

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Notes to editors

  • GeoPlace LLP is a public sector limited liability partnership between the Local Government Association (LGA) and Ordnance Survey
  • GeoPlace is a world class expert in address and street information management, working internationally as well as in the UK to help partners and customers maximise the value of their spatial information for better decision making
  • GeoPlace maintains a national infrastructure that supports the address and street information needs of the public and private sectors. Its work relies heavily on close working relationships with every local authority in England and Wales. This relationship has been developed over 15 years, to build the National Address Gazetteer infrastructure and National Street Gazetteer. Ordnance Survey develops the range of AddressBase products from the National Address Gazetteer and OS MasterMap Highways Network from the NSG.  Both datasets underpin efficient and effective services, bringing direct service delivery benefits to users.

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