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The Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) and Intelligent Addressing (IA) have announced the winners of the 2007 NLPG and NSG Exemplar Awards. The awards recognise outstanding service delivery by local authorities using the National Land & Property Gazetteer (NLPG) and National Street Gazetteer (NSG).

This year the awards ceremony took place at the Kings & Queens Hall of the Ramada Jarvis Hotel in Leicester on Wednesday 17th October 2007 as part of the NLPG and NSG Underpinning Transformational Government Conference.

Case studies from the 2007 Awards can be seen here.

The winners of the Awards are as follows:

NLPG Awards

  • Most creative use:
    Kingston Upon Hull City Council
  • Best business process:
    Plymouth City Council
  • Best performing authority:
    Huntingdonshire District Council
  • Best performing region :
    South East

NSG Awards

  • Best business integration:
    Devon County Council
  • Best gazetteer integration :
    Devon County Council
  • Best performing authority:
    Southend-On-Sea Borough Council
  • Best performing region:
    South West

The conference included presentations by Tim Garrood, project consultant for the FiReControl Project and Phil Stoneman from the Metropolitan Police providing further evidence of the increasing validity of the NLPG and the NSG as the definitive sources of street and property information for the nation. Tim Allen, Programme Director of LG Analysis and Research from the Local Government Association presented a high level overview on the likely impact of the forthcoming Location Strategy and European Regulations on the local government community. Lucy de Groot, Executive Director of IDeA, presented the Awards and spoke about the wider need for gazetteers in delivering the public sector transformation agenda.

The NLPG and NSG are two key initiatives to improve efficiency and service delivery. The sharing of accurate address information across local government departments, emergency services and national and regional government is a vital component in the drive to facilitate and improve efficiency and service delivery. The NLPG makes this possible through linking local authorities' Local Land & Property Gazetteers. Similarly the NSG links local authorities' Local Street Gazetteers and is a key dataset supporting the NLPG and street management.

Michael Nicholson, Intelligent Addressing's Managing Director, said, "We are delighted to be able to announce the winners of the 2007 NLPG and NSG Exemplar Awards. Over the last year we have seen further evidence of the improving status of both the NLPG and NSG, such as the choice of the NLPG by the FiReControl Project and a number of award winning regional shared CRM initiatives that use the NLPG as the single source of unambiguous location information.

Steve Brandwood, GI Programme Manager for the IDeA said, "We are delighted to support the NLPG and NSG Awards, which highlight where best practice solutions have been introduced and reward their success. This year has seen huge progress in the advance of the NLPG and NSG initiatives and these Awards continue the focus on the efficiency agenda within local government and its impact across the public sector. The Awards raise the profile of the NLPG and the NSG and go some way to recognizing the hard work and vision of those working within Local Authorities to bring about further transformation. They reward success and encourage others to learn by their example, to improve efficiency and deliver better services across the country to the benefit of the citizens that they serve".


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