Report local street, highway or environmental problems to the people who can fix them
Walking past a pot hole, an abandoned car, or some graffiti? Now you can pull your iPhone out of your pocket, and in just a few seconds create a report for the responsible local authority.
Based on the award winning mySociety website, FixMyStreet turns your iPhone into a way to help you clean up your local area, wherever you live in Great Britain.
Welcome to the brand new FixMyStreet app.
In this update we have completely rebuilt the app to add lots more functionality, including:
- Leave updates on existing reports
- Set up local alerts for new reports
- Browse all existing reports without leaving the app
- View individual street lights/grit bins/drains and log reports against them (location dependent)
Ratings and Reviews
5 stars for the app to report problems but they need to be manually removed once sorted by the relevant parties so often checking local area gives age old reports as the person reported hasn’t updated when fixed.
Also I sent a problem about a damaged tree and neither the location or picture was passed to the parks dept meaning they had to waste their and my time contacting me for info I had already given.
Hence reduced stars.
Excellent App; so easy and effective to use
I have used this app for at least three years and it is not only incredibly easy to use but also very quick. It identifies location, takes photographs and you can select the title and describe the problem.
You can report a pothole, a damaged footpath, non-working lights: eg at zebra crossings, in fact almost anything that councils have responsibility for. The app informs the relevant council anywhere in the UK and you get quick and regular updates on progress. Truly a tremendously useful app.
Needs some improvements
I have used FixMyStreet on several occasions. It often results in prompt action by the local town council.
Although I’m permanently signed in to my account, I find it frustrating that to complete a report the app requires my password to be re-entered at the final submission step.
This ought not to be necessary.
When you’re out and about and you have a high entropy password, because the app is only used occasionally, this usually means that I cannot complete the submission until I am back home.
You could obviate this step completely, or for phones that support the feature, you could even facilitate TouchID or FaceID.
Likewise, you could also ensure that the app is compatible with secure password managers such as LastPass.
One star less than five on account of these minor weaknesses.
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