apT look after the naming and numbering of streets and buildings across the borough.
It is vital that we keep up-to-date information on all the addresses, as this information is used by the police, fire and ambulance services, as well as Royal Mail, internal departments within the Council, the Land Registry and the Valuation Office.
Maintaining a comprehensive and consistently high standard for the naming of streets and numbering or naming properties allows:
- Emergency Services to find a property quickly – delays can cost lives
- Mail, services and products to be delivered reliably and efficiently
- Companies and Utility Companies to accept an address for official purposes in providing telecom services, gas, electricity, water, insurance, banking, credit rating etc.
- Visitors to locate their destination
Anyone who owns a property has a legal obligation to display their house number or name.