Council secures industry-leading award for address data management

BARROW Borough Council has received a national accolade for maintaining the highest level of address data quality.


All local authorities are required to appoint an Address Custodian who is responsible for maintaining a database known as a Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG) as well as submitting accurate information to national organisation Geoplace. 


This accurate data then becomes the go-to for various organisations including the emergency services, National Health Service, utility companies, delivery and courier companies and the Office for National Statistics.


Now, the council has been awarded a Platinum Award for Address Data 2022. The scheme acknowledges authorities across the country that have maintained the highest level of data quality across the Improvement Schedule.


The Platinum award is given to all authorities that have maintained Gold standard in all of the Annual Improvement Schedule criteria, in any five out of the six months between October 2021 and March 2022. However, Barrow Borough Council secured Gold every month for the full 12 month period.


Councillor Ann Thomson, the leader of Barrow Borough Council, said: “This award recognises the highest standard of work in maintaining address data which is vital for organisations like our emergency services.


“My thanks and congratulations to go to everyone involved in achieving this on behalf of the council. As we see so often, this is an example of our teams going above and beyond to deliver the highest standards possible for Barrow.”


The database (LLPG) contains a variety of information for each commercial or residential property within our area and includes


•         Unique property reference number (UPRN)

•         Coordinates to accurately locate the property or land

•         Council Tax and business rates References

•         Electoral roll References

•         Street Naming and Numbering Reference


  Recently, this address information has become available to the public via a search tool Find my Address website. This can be used to find the official address of a property, the property’s Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) and the location.