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National Gazetteers Most Improved LLPG and LSG 2011

Exemplar Award Winners-

  • LLPG winner: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • LSG winner: Staffordshire County Council

Local authorities across England and Wales are committed to a programme of constant improvement and each year each authority makes a pledge to agree to a programme of work to improve the quality and content of their LLPG and/or LSG.

The Most Improved LLPG and Most Improved LSG Awards recognise those authorities who have invested time in creating and continually improving their processes, and who have made and achieved a real commitment to improving both the accuracy and quality of the data submitted to the National Gazetteer hubs.

LLPG winner- Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

This award recognises the hard work that LLPG Custodians put into both maintaining their LLPG and constantly improving the integral data quality through planned work activities in order to meet internal and external pressures.

The last year has seen a large number of authorities strive towards reaching gold standard, and the winner this year has been able to make significant improvements over the period in all of the improvement schedule criteria, as well as data quality improvements measured through data supplied to the NLPG hub. Barnsley Council have made significant strides forward in improving the quality of their LLPG and are worthy winners of the award.

LSG winner- Staffordshire County Council

Whilst there has been a lot of public focus on the NLPG in 2011, the NSG data has been quietly improving in the background at equally comparably high standards!

There has been a real commitment this year to improvements in accuracy and quality across all areas of NSG data.

Synchronisation of the NSG and NLPG streets has been at the forefront of everybody’s mind this year, and many LSG Custodians, working closely with their LLPG colleagues, have made huge improvements in attaining vastly improved synchronisation, as well as developing good working relationships in the process. Almost all authorities continue to fulfil their obligations to submit data on a monthly basis, and that has meant that the quality of the data and the improved accuracy have become key factors in distinguishing the winner. There were several authorities that have made a very large improvement this year, and choosing a winner has been very difficult. However, one authority did stand out: Staffordshire County Council.

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