Street Naming and Numbering Service wins Gold Award for Excellence

Eden District Council has been given a ‘Gold Award’ in recognition of the way it manages its address information database, which links into the National Land and Property Gazetteer.

The Gold Performance Award is only given to authorities that have consistently reached and maintained the highest standards in national tests on data excellence, supplying regular updates to the national hub managing receipt of street data from all authorities in England and Wales.

‘Gold’ Standard – an outstanding achievement
The Awards highlight examples best practice and outstanding instances of data management by local authorities. Land, property, street and address information is used to connect different services across the council, giving communities and individuals a ‘property level view’ of the services available to them. Without the Gazetteer, and without the work of Street and Address Custodians, we would not have the high quality access to address data that is required for the Emergency Services, businesses and members of the public.

The country’s addresses are one of the most important assets in our society. Dedication and coordination are needed to create a seamless delivery of related services to the public; they all depend on accurate addressing.

This is the 5th consecutive year that Eden District Council has won the Gold Award, in addition to having been awarded the ‘Best in North West Region for Address Data’ in 2018.

In announcing the Award to Eden District Council, Nick Chapallaz, Managing Director of GeoPlace comments: “Every year, it gives us immense pleasure to highlight the work being done by Street and Address Custodians. Debbie Renwick (Eden District Council’s Property Gazetteer Officer/Authority Address Custodian) has set an example for data management that deserves recognition on a national stage. Managing addressing information data to this standard takes skill, and commitment. The Gold Award recognises excellence and is an appreciation of the effort going into an often over-looked process, but one that delivers local and national benefits – truly bringing location to life.”

Details of the Council’s Street Naming and Numbering service can be found at or call 01768 817817.