Public Can Now Report a Street Problem in Under 2 Minutes
PRESTON, England, December 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
Street Repairs is a brand new way of linking local people to local authorities,
councils, and highway transport bodies on a nationwide scale. It empowers residents to
improve their local environment while saving local authorities money on maintenance and
administrative costs. http://www.streetrepairs.co.uk, the publicly accessible,
free-to-use transparent reporting and monitoring system, hands power over to local
residents by making it easy to report faults and track the council’s progress in
The Street Repairs website is used to capture information about street maintenance
issues such as broken pavements, rubbish, street lighting and potholes. Residents can
reclaim local streets and work with their council to keep them clean, tidy and safely
To submit a report the user simply completes a few simple fields, including the
uploading of photos and a brief description of the defect. The built-in geo tracking
automatically identifies the user’s location and provides exact coordinates which are then
overlaid onto a map. This process takes just a couple of minutes and there is no fee to
the fault-reporter (normal data handling charges from their service provider apply).
Confirmation of the report is sent immediately to both the reporter and the council in
question. Regular updates are then made as the report is processed by the council.
Another big advantage is that the system encourages early reporting of problems, when
they are cheaper to fix, thus reducing higher costs to councils.
Colin Mahoney, the IT Developer behind http://www.streetrepairs.co.uk, designed
the reporting system to boost engagement between local people and local councils.
Evolution of the system is continuing on a daily basis as his team of software developers
fine-tune functionality. He stated: “By making the reporting and progress tracking system
transparent and freely accessible to the public, residents are now empowered to improve
their local environment by flagging faults as the system chases progress updates from the
Press Contact Details Colin Mahoney http://www.StreetRepairs.co.uk Info@streetrepairs.co.uk Tel +44(0)845-459-9022
SOURCE STREET REPAIRS.CO.UK