Trafford Council wins gold award for excellence in management of street information

Trafford Council has been presented with a Gold Award for its National Street Gazetteer database at the annual GeoPlace Exemplar Awards 2018 ceremony.

GeoPlace, a Limited Liability Partnership owned by the Local government Association (LGA) and Ordnance Survey, is the central source for UK addresses and street data.

The Gold Performance Award for Street Data is given to authorities that have consistently 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 street data from all authorities in England and Wales.

The Council has a statutory responsibility for approving and creating addresses and submitting this information to GeoPlace, and is the strategic lead for street data with Amey undertaking its day-to-day maintenance. A real commitment has been made to improving both the accuracy and quality of the data to improve public services and overcoming the technical challenges of joining together and sharing data.

Trafford Council has now won five Gold Awards in the past six years at the annual ceremony. 

Richard Roe, Acting Corporate Director, Economic Growth, Environment and Infrastructure, Trafford Council, said: “Managing street data takes a lot of dedication and coordination, but it is vital in creating a seamless delivery of services to the public. Congratulations to the team for this award win; it’s a testament to all the hard work and skill that goes into maintaining our constantly changing street data system.”

Street data is not only used within councils it is also incorporated into a national Highways dataset – Ordnance Survey’s Highways Network. 

In presenting the Award to Trafford Council at Edgbaston Cricket Club in Birmingham, Richard Groombridge, National Street Data Manager, said: “Trafford has achieved the highest standard of street information data management.  Achieving this level demonstrates excellence and commitment to a process that brings local and national benefits.”


Posted on Wednesday 30th May 2018