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GeoPlace awards for Council teams

Council has two award-winning teams!

Dau dîm arobryn gan y Cyngor!

Pembrokeshire County Council Leader Cllr David Simpson has congratulated two teams in the Authority for their success in the GeoPlace Annual Awards.

The awards reward best practice and outstanding instances of data management by local authorities.

Pembrokeshire’s GIS address management team won a Gold Award for excellence in management of its Address information, and the Streetcare team won an Improvement Award for Streets.

Cllr Simpson said the awards were a great achievement. “They’re recognition of our staff’s commitment to providing excellent services for local people. I’d like to congratulate them and thank them for their work.”

The Gold Award for address data is only given to authorities that maintain the highest standards in national tests on data excellence.

Nick Chapallaz, Managing Director of GeoPlace, said: “Data is crucial in enabling the connection of services to people and places.

“Not only is this data used by the local authority, but also by the emergency services to respond to incidents, central government to manage projects, and banking and retail sector to provide mortgages and insurance.”

The Improvement Award for Streets was presented to Pembrokeshire County Council’s Streetcare team after they achieved the biggest improvement in England and Wales in all Annual Improvement Schedule criteria over the last year.

Streetcare and Parking Manager Marc Owen said: “I am very pleased we have been recognised via this award. We have worked with Geoplace to improve the street gazetteer and a lot of work has been put into to achieve the improvements.”

Pictured are (left to right): GIS Information Coordinator Adam Crocker, Cllr David Simpson, and Streetcare and Parking Manager Marc Owen.


Notes to editors

 Note for editors:

  • GeoPlace is the central source for UK addresses and streets. It works contractually with all 339 councils in England and Wales which have statutory responsibility for approving and creating addresses and 174 local highways authorities. 
  • Geoplace manages a central hub of 42.8 million addresses and 1.3 million streets, taking feeds of address and street data from local authorities in England and Wales, central government, Ordnance Survey, Royal Mail and data from Scotland, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands via the Improvement Service, Land & Property Services, Isle of Man Government and Digimap respectively.