YOU report it – we’ll sort it.
That’s the motto for the new My Portsmouth mobile phone app that the city councill has launched today in a bid to crack down on problems in people’s communities.
Available for both Apple and Android devices, it’s a free programme that allows residents to report things that are wrong quickly and easily.
That could include broken streetlights, a dumped fridge or other instances of fly-tipping, dog fouling, dangerous pavements, graffiti, and illegally-parked vehicles.
And there’s a built-in camera function within the app, which means you can take a picture of the issue before sending it off to the council so workers can resolve it.
The move is part of the new clean city team that the council has formed as part of a redesign of the community wardens service.
Critics have attacked the council’s decision to move its team of about 17 wardens – responsible for a range of community issues – out of the patches they work in and put them all together at the civic offices.
Tory council leader Donna Jones, said: ‘We’re so pleased to launch the My Portsmouth app.
‘As a local authority we want to be at the forefront of using new media and technology to deliver a faster, easier, and more efficient service to the people of Portsmouth.’
‘Our free app is our way of working with residents to help make this city a safe, clean and tidy place to live, work and visit.’
As a local authority we want to be at the forefront of using new media and technology to deliver a faster, easier, and more efficient service to the people of Portsmouth.Councillor Donna Jones, leader of Portsmouth City Council
Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Lib Dem group leader, said: ‘They have got this all around the country.
‘It’s a good app to have, because if you can get members of the public to be reporting what problems there are and getting that right, so much the better.’
To download the app, visit the Apple or Android store and search for ‘My Portsmouth’.