NSG Exemplar Award Winner – Best Performing Region 2009: Yorkshire and Humberside.
There were two regions that were very close in this award and it was only separated by the difference of a single submission.
This year, regions have played an increasingly important part in the improvements to the NSG. Local support, communication and problem solving between neighbours, as well as addressing cross-boundary issues, have all become increasingly useful as we look to improve the continuity of the NSG across England and Wales.
This Award has been based on region wide support of the NSG, including how groups have embraced the new DTF format, improved the quality of their data, developed relationships between LSGs and LLPGs and between neighbours. Ultimately, Yorkshire & Humberside is a region that is showing a community wide approach to good practices.
NSG Best in Region
Awards were given to the local authority in each region. These Best in Region awards have been based, wherever possible, on nominations by Regional LLPG and LSG Chairs. The Regional Chairs were asked to consider which authority in their region has made a significant contribution and/or best use of the Local or National Land and Property Gazetteer or Local or National Street Gazetteer either internally or externally. Further to this, any promotional or outreach work the authority has done to champion the use and value of the gazetteer(s) was also considered. In some areas, performance statistics were used to reach a final decision.