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Old 22-11-2016
Alison Wheeler (unaligned) AlisonW is offline
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One of the very worrying things about being on this callout was that the lists prepared by National Grid for which properties needed checks to be made on their owners was that they were "sorted" in order of HOUSE NUMBER!

Not Postcode (most didn't have that).

Not Town/Village (some didn't have that either)

Not Street name (many were misspelled)

All in all, completely impractical and wasteful of resources as multiple vehicles ended up calling on adjacent or close properties.

It certainly suggested, to me anyway, that address data quality could have been greatly improved and, indeed, made me wonder whether councils - or us as response organisations - should maintain such bulk data themselves. It certainly slowed down the progress of each team.

As an incident I felt 'our side' worked well, so congrats Graeme on your baptism of (gas) fire :-P

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