Published: Monday, 18th May 2020

Bolton Council has won a national award recognising its outstanding management of the street information database.

Bolton received the ‘Gold Performance Award for Street Data’, in GeoPlace’s Exemplar Awards, for the third year running.

The council was praised for having consistently reached and maintained the highest standards in national tests on data excellence.

Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member for Highways, Cllr Stuart Haslam, said: “High quality street information is hugely important and makes a difference to our residents.

“This award is recognition of the hard work and skill of our officers - they collect and maintain a huge amount of data about the streets in our boroughs.

“Regular updates are sent to a national hub who manage street data for all English and Welsh local authorities.

“This data is then available to mapping companies who use it for things like dashboard sat navs. Accurate street information is also an important part of the country’s response to COVID-19.”

Managing Director of GeoPlace, Nick Chappallaz, added: "Every year, it gives us immense pleasure to highlight the work being done by Street and Address Custodians.

“Bolton Council 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.”

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