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The Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) and Intelligent Addressing (IA) have today announced the winners of the 2009 NLPG and NSG Exemplar Awards. The Awards recognise the innovation, commitment and achievement of the local authority community, including the police and fire authorities, in their use of the National Land & Property Gazetteer (NLPG) and National Street Gazetteer (NSG).

Together with the NSG, the NLPG represents the most successful example of a local government shared service delivered nationally. The sharing of accurate address information across local government departments, emergency services, national and regional government is a vital component in the drive to facilitate and improve efficiency and service delivery. The Annual Exemplar Awards were an opportunity to celebrate the excellent work from the members of the NLPG and NSG communities.

The 2009 NLPG Award winners include local authorities representing Salford, Nottingham, West Sussex, Tandridge and Blaby, as well as Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue. NSG Award winners are Blackpool Council and the Isle of Anglesey, with Lichfield and Dartford winning awards for NSG and NLPG integration.

The NLPG is a modern day Domesday Book for England and Wales that lists and locates more than 32 million residential, business and non-mailing addresses each with a unique property reference number (UPRN) which provides a reference key to join related address records across different datasets. It enables information to be easily shared and is central to opening up access to public information at both a local and national level. The NSG is the sister project to the NLPG providing a central list of streets in England and Wales.

The Awards form part of the NLPG and NSG - ‘Underpinning Transformational Government' conference. The event, which also celebrates the 10th anniversary of the NLPG, is taking place at the Victoria Park Plaza in London. The Awards will be presented by Tim Allen, Programme Director, Local Government Association.

Case studies from the 2009 Awards can be seen here.

Joint NLPG and NSG award categories:

Best Partnership Between Organisations

The best example evidencing excellent partnership work, demonstrating good mutual support in order to improve the development and use of the LLPG/NLPG or LSG/NSG within the partnership area

Winner: Lichfield District Council
Runner-up: Nottingham City Council

Best Integrated Use of the NLPG and NSG

Best example of linking the NLPG and NSG between applications and directorates, or best example of business processes used to coordinate NLPG and NSG update protocols.
Highly Commended: Monmouthshire County Council

Most Interesting Anecdote or Address or Street

Most amusing anecdote for data collection or verification or most amusing address or street name.
Winner: Dartford Borough Council
Runner-up: Devon County Council

NLPG award categories

Ministry of Justice Award for Best Implementation of the Electoral Registration Data Standard

Winner: Tandridge District Council

Runner-up: High Peak Borough Council and Staffordshire Moorlands District Strategic Alliance
Highly Commended: Nottingham City Council

Most Effective Data Sharing Partnership

Best use of the NLPG and LLPG by a local authority, police, fire or local partnership, including county wide collaborations.
Winner: Nottingham City Council
Runner-up: East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Best Business Transformation

Best example of using the LLPG for internal business process transformation or re-engineering - including best e-service delivery.
Winner: AXESS West Sussex

Runner-up: Cornwall Council
Highly Commended: Exeter City Council
Best Practice: Chorley Borough Council, London Borough of Lewisham and Newport City Council

FiReControl Award for Best Integration of the NLPG by a Fire and Rescue Service

Winner: Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue

Runner-up: Kent Fire and Rescue Service

Most Innovative Use

Most creative use of the NLPG or LLPG by either a creating or receiving authority.
Winner: Salford City Council

Highly Commended: Canterbury City Council
Best Practice: Fenland District Council

Most Improved

Blaby District Council

Best performing region

East Midlands

NSG award categories

Most Effective LSG and Streetworks Integration

Most effective integration of the LSG with or within a streetworks application.

Winner: Blackpool Council

Runner-up: Dorset County Council

Best Performing Region

Yorkshire and Humberside

Most Improved

Isle of Anglesey County Council

NLPG Best in region

East Midlands Region
Ashfield District Council
East of England Region
Maldon District Council
Greater London Region
London Borough of Redbridge
North East Region
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
North West Region
Ribble Valley Borough Council
South East Region
New Forest District Council
Runner-up: Adur District Council
South West Region
Exeter City Council
Runner-up: Mid Devon District Council
Monmouthshire County Council
Runner-up: Caerphilly County Borough Council
West Midlands Region
Staffordshire Moorlands District Council
Yorkshire and Humber Region
Kingston Upon Hull City Council

NSG Best in Region:

East Midlands Region
Derbyshire County Council
East of England Region
Suffolk County Council
Greater London Region
London Borough of Enfield
North East Region
Middlesbrough Council
North West Region
Halton Borough Council
South East Region
Wokingham Borough Council
South West Region
Cornwall Council
Isle of Anglesey County Council
West Midlands Region
Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council
Yorkshire and Humber Region
North East Lincolnshire Council

IDeA and Intelligent Addressing would like to thank everyone who submitted entries to this year's Exemplar Awards. Thank you to this year's judges...

David Canning - Head of CORE and Electoral Modernisation Branch, Ministry of Justice
Dermot Padden – Project Director, CLG
Gayle Gander - Head of Marketing, Intelligent Addressing
Gesche Schmid – LGA
Helen Olson – Editor of LGITU
Jos Creese - Head of IT, Hampshire County Council, Local Government Delivery Board, CIO Council and SOCITM Vice President
Robin Waters – GIS Professional features and Independent Consultant
Simon Bailey - NSG Custodian
Simon Barlow – NLPG Custodian
Steve Brandwood – IDeA
Zoe Britt - Research & Communications Consultant, Local Government Information House


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