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The Awards aim to:

  • showcase best practice
  • foster innovation
  • recognise and reward hard work in the local government community
  • provide a benchmark for quality and improvement.

The full list of Awards winners is available here.
Download the Awards winners write up
See www.flickr.com/photos/geoplacellp for photo of the Awards winners, the conference and the exhibition.

The Judging Panel

We would like to thanks the judges, all experts in the area of local government, for their hard work and deliberations on the winners:

  • Bob Baber - CIPFA
  • Steven Booth - GIS Professional and media partner
  • Steve Brandwood - GeoPlace
  • Alistair Edwardes - DCLG
  • Martin Ferguson - SOCITM
  • John Kimmance - Ordnance Survey
  • Gesche Schmid - LGA
  • Lisa Smith - UK Location

Citizen Award - sponsored by Department of Communities and Local Government

Winner - Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service for their 'Risk Information Project'

Best example of a project underpinned by the National Gazetteers which delivers services to citizens. The Citizen Award is intended to reward projects where benefits have been delivered to citizens or businesses using the National Gazetteers.

Finance Award – sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy

Winner - Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council for the 'Big bang'.

Best example of saving money using the National Gazetteers. This Award intends to capture projects which can demonstrate real financial savings through the use of the National Gazetteers.

Green Award

Winner - Northumberland County Council for their 'Garden waste project'

Best example of where a service using the National Gazetteers has either reduced environmental impact or increased greener outcomes. This Award aims to capture the range of examples where the National Gazetteers have been used for greener outcomes.

Integration Award - sponsored by Society of IT Managers

Winner - Bristol City Council, South Gloucestershire Council, Bath & North East Somerset Council, North Somerset District Council, Police, Fire & Ambulance Emergency Services, Primary Care Trusts & the NHS in the greater Bristol Area for Total Place Asset Mapping.

Best example of where the National Gazetteers is linked to council services or to local partnerships. This Award seeks entries which are able to demonstrate how the National Gazetteers are linked to all other council services, or local partnerships, and the benefits of these linkages.

Naming Award

Winner - Colchester Borough Council for 'Woods of Colchester'

Most innovative example of street naming which is relevant to local history and geographical context This Award will be given to the candidate who the judges feel have the most innovative example of street naming which is relevant to local history and geographical context.

Technology Awards - sponsored by UK Location

Winner - West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service for 'Chimp'

Best example of innovative application of technology using the National Gazetteers. This Award is looking for innovative examples of the application of technology using the National Gazetteers.

Peer Award

Winner - Shaun Powell from Newport City Council

This is an Award for an LLPG and an LSG Custodian. The recipients of this Award will be nominated by custodians and judged by the NLPG Custodian and the NSG Custodian. It aims to reward continuous commitment to the LLPG and the LSG communities.

Exemplar Awards 2011

Winner - West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service for 'Chimp'

This is based on audience votes from presentations from the winners of the above five categories.

NLPG Most Improved and NSG Most Improved

NLPG - Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
NSG - Staffordshire County Council

NLPG and NSG Best in Region

Regions continue to play an important role in improvements to the National Gazetteers. It is very clear that regions have had their own local challenges as well as meeting national demands. Local support and cross border working has helped solve a variety of local area issues and promote best practice.

View the winners here

National Gazetteers Improvement Schedule Gold Award

A certificate will be presented to all those authorities that have achieved the highest standard across all 2011 Gazetteer Improvement Schedule criteria.

View the winners here


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