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National Local Land Charges Awards for Excellence Shortlist Announced

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Published by Fiona Barron for Land Data in Local Government and also in Housing

Land Data has today announced the finalists for the 2013 National Local Land Charges Awards for Excellence.  34 local authorities have been shortlisted across four categories.

The prestigious national awards acknowledge the work and achievements of local land charges officers across England and Wales, celebrating those local authorities who are pushing boundaries to shape the future of the industry. The winners will be announced at an awards dinner on 4th March 2013 in Bristol, as part of the annual Local Land Charges Training & Development Programme.   Journalist, TV and radio presenter Paul Ross will host the awards ceremony.

Jan Boothroyd, Chief Executive of Land Data, comments: “Despite local government cuts and reduced budgets, it’s good to see local land charges teams remain committed and are working hard to maintain high standards.”
The short listed finalists (in alphabetical order) are:
• Customer Satisfaction for Local Authority Searches –
Birmingham City Council
Torridge District Council
Mid Devon District Council
North Somerset Council
Wakefield District Council
Wealden District Council
West Devon Borough Council

• Most improved NLIS (National Land Information Service) services - 
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
Burnley Borough Council
Cheshire East Council
Chorley Borough Council
Craven District Council
Islington London Borough Council
Maldon District Council
South Ribble Borough Council
Torridge District Council
West Lindsey District Council

• Best performing NLIS Level 3 Local Land Charges Department –
Ashford Borough Council,
Dartford Borough Council
Hammersmith & Fulham London Borough Council
Hastings Borough Council
Kingston upon Hull City Council
Powys County Council
Reading Borough Council
 Torridge District Council
 Wealden District Council
 Westminster City Council

• Best performing NLIS Level 2 Local Land Charges Department –
Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council
Birmingham City Council
Bromley London Borough Council
Lewes District Council
London Borough of Sutton
Mid Sussex District Council
North Devon District Council
Plymouth City Council
Stevenage Borough Council
Three Rivers District Council

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