Council received gold award for keeping residents’ information safe

Corporate systems development manager, Jeannette Anderson and Local Land and Property Gazeteer officer, Vicki Stevens with the award. EMN-151208-140847001
Corporate systems development manager, Jeannette Anderson and Local Land and Property Gazeteer officer, Vicki Stevens with the award. EMN-151208-140847001

Being careful with residents’ information in West Lindsey is more important than ever and the council have been awarded for doing just that.

West Lindsey District Council has scooped a ‘Gold Achievement Award’ in recognition of the management of its address information database.

It was presented at the GeoPlace Exemplar Awards 2015, which celebrates excellence in service delivery.

The award is given to authorities that reach the highest standard in national tests on data excellence and supplying of regular updates to the national hub which manages receipt of address data from all authorities in England and Wales.

“To be recognised for management of residents’ information and the diligent monitoring of reporting to a secure central database is great news for the council and its residents,” said West Lindsey District Councillor Owen Bierley, chair of the Prosperous Communities Committee.

“Those who live in the district look to us to make sure their information is up to date and protected.

“I congratulate the officers involved and hope we can maintain the same high standards in the years to come.”

Neil Silley, Senior National Address Data Manager, added: “West Lindsey District Council has achieved the highest standard of address information data management. Achieving this level demonstrates excellence and commitment to a process that brings local and national benefits.

“It is one of only two authorities in the East Midlands to not only

achieve the Gold standard but maintain it for at least 10 out of the 12 months, during 2014/15.”