mySociety are also responsible for the FixMyStreet website, which allows householders to report certain types of problem in their neighbourhood. The FixMyStreet website will automatically route those reports to the correct department in the appropriate local authority. Its advantage over the “Report it” feature to be found on the Eastleigh Borough Council website, is that FixMyStreet lists everything that has been reported, plots those reports on a map and allows updates to be posted. If the Council does nothing about the problem, you can post an update to record that fact.
Potholes for instance will become larger as the frost works on them. If reported now, that could stop a bigger repair being necessary after the winter.
Marketing and Communications Manager for FixMyStreet, Myfanwy Nixon, says,
“It’s easy enough to check which streetlights aren’t working on your way home from work – make a mental note, then report them on FixMyStreet. It really does only take a minute, and it could help your local community.
The problems that have been logged on FixMyStreet for Eastleigh Borough Council, and individual wards within the Borough, can be seen here