Ever annoyed by problems in your area? (Graffiti, unlit lampposts, abandoned beds, broken glass on a cycle path…..) You’d like to report it to your council to be fixed…but how? FixMyStreet makes it simple….
FixMyStreet.com is a site to help people report, view, or discuss local problems they’ve found to their local council by simply locating them on a map. It launched in early February 2007.
After entering a postcode or location, you are presented with a map of that area. You can view problems already reported in that area, or report ones of your own simply by clicking on the map at the location of the problem.
Problems are solved by reported to the relevant council by email. The council can then resolve the problem the way they normally would. Alternatively, you can discuss the problem on the website with others, and then together lobby the council to fix it, or fix it directly yourselves.
iPhone users can even download FixMyStreet onto their iPhone to photograph and note problems on the spot, recording their location via GPS at the same time.
The site emails you if someone leaves an update on a problem you’ve reported, and sends you a questionnaire email four weeks after you submit a problem, asking for a status update; it only ever send you emails in relation to your problem, and your email address is not visible on the site for other users to see.
The site was funded by a Ministry of Justice grant to build democracy.