TAMWORTH Councillor, Robert Pritchard, is calling on local local residents to pencil National Pothole Day in their diaries and download a free pothole reporting app.
Friday 15th of January 2016 is the second ‘National Pothole Day’ and sees www.streetrepairs.co.uk launch a national pothole reporting challenge.
The Tamworth Councillor has thrown his support behind National Pothole Day and urged local residents to download the ‘Street Repairs’ app on their phones. The Street Repairs mobile phone application is designed to assist motorists, the Highways Agency and local authorities to quickly identify community issues such as potholes, street lighting faults, pavement issues and much more in real time.
The Street Repairs app can identify a user’s location using the mobile phones GPS. It then instantly recognises which council or local authority to send the report to. With location markers and the ability to highlight dangerous defects this app will be a must have for your smartphone. Up to three photos can be quickly uploaded to show defects in great detail and the app will send it to the appropriate authority.
Campaigners are hoping that the public will get involved with National Pothole Day and, using the app, report potholes and road defects to local councils. The free app is available for iOS and Android devices.
This pothole initiative is being co-ordinated by Colin Mahoney owner of Street Repairs website.
Colin said: “We would like as many people as possible to join our pothole campaign on social media and by using our free system to highlight local issues quickly and easily”.
Cllr Pritchard Told Tamworth Informed: “This is a great idea and I have downloaded the free app myself and have started to report potholes in need of repair. I hope that lots of people get involved in this national day and report as many potholes as possible.
“Often the County Council is not aware of the a pothole or faulty street light, so this is where we can all be the eyes and ears of the County Council and let them know of the faults on our paths and roads. Lets make Tamworth a pothole free town.”