Welcome!

News Feed Item

Website "Street Repairs" Expands Public Reach to Help Fix Britain

LEYLAND, England, February 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

The developers of the online neighbourhood-problem reporting system, Street Repairs http://www.streetrepairs.co.uk, have taken a further step towards linking local people to their local councils, with the launch of a free website API plug-in. By installing the plug-in, website owners can assist with the number of faults reported to councils and gain access to key data including images, trends, hotspots, the number of unresolved problems, and the time taken to complete repairs.

     (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131202/657774 )

     (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140228/672154 )

Street Repairs is an intuitive online tool that enables residents to report street maintenance and repair issues via their mobile phone, at no charge. If something needs fixing such as potholes, street lighting, or fly tipping, local residents can report it quickly and easily to their local council via Street Repairs in real time, then receive instant progress updates via text message and email. This unique information gathering, monitoring and reporting system enables residents to more easily connect with their local council, empowering them to make changes in their neighbourhood. Local councils can integrate the Street Repairs system with their own internal processes to more efficiently record faults, prioritise maintenance issues, plan improvements and report progress.

Mr Colin Mahoney, software developer and MD of the non-profit system, said "the http://www.streetrepairs.co.uk/street-repairs-api API plug-in will raise the online profile of Street Repairs and make information on street maintenance problems more widely available, which in turn will encourage residents, councils and key influential organisations to work together to fix Britain's streets".

Since its launch just a few months ago, Street Repair's popularity has exploded among members of the public via social media. It now has thousands of Facebook fans and is receiving hundreds of detailed reports from concerned members of the public.

By installing the free API plug-in on their website, newspapers, community organisations, cycling groups, and other interested website owners, can encourage their audience to engage with local authorities, to improve their neighbourhood and community.

The new plug-in gives an unprecedented level of access to analytical data on a local and national level on the condition of our neighbourhoods. Data can be accessed in real time, and reports can be compiled instantly.

Analysis of the number and types of reports made, issues resolved, and images submitted, can identify local trends, such as the impact of a rising population, or budget cuts. This information can be reported back to the community, or used to assist the local council to make improvements.

The plug-in is free to install and use, and the Street Repairs team are available to give full technical support if needed. The cloud-based system will have minimal impact on the host website, and requires limited expertise to integrate. Once installed, residents will be able to report street maintenance problems to the local council via the plug-in, and the website owner will have access to all the data about reported problems, at no charge.

With the help of Street Repairs http://www.streetrepairs.co.uk/problems, local residents, local organisations and local councils can work together to fix their local environment. The new API plug-in makes it easier than ever to report neighbourhood-problems, and at the same time the plug-in provides data to community organisations who may be able to use the reports to influence local council policies and standards. The websites exists and funds itself thanks to generous sponsors.

Press Contact Details
Tel: 0845 459 9022
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://streetrepairs.co.uk/contact
Twitter: https://twitter.com/StreetRepairs
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/StreetRepairs 

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
For far too long technology teams have lived in siloes. Not only physical siloes, but cultural siloes pushed by competing objectives. This includes informational siloes where business users require one set of data and tech teams require different data. DevOps intends to bridge these gaps to make tech driven operations more aligned and efficient.
Organizations planning enterprise data center consolidation and modernization projects are faced with a challenging, costly reality. Requirements to deploy modern, cloud-native applications simultaneously with traditional client/server applications are almost impossible to achieve with hardware-centric enterprise infrastructure. Compute and network infrastructure are fast moving down a software-defined path, but storage has been a laggard. Until now.
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that the upcoming DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO New York event will feature 10 companies from Poland to participate at the "Poland Digital Transformation Pavilion" on November 12-13, 2018.
Without a clear strategy for cost control and an architecture designed with cloud services in mind, costs and operational performance can quickly get out of control. To avoid multiple architectural redesigns requires extensive thought and planning. Boundary (now part of BMC) launched a new public-facing multi-tenant high resolution monitoring service on Amazon AWS two years ago, facing challenges and learning best practices in the early days of the new service.
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
The best way to leverage your CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO presence as a sponsor and exhibitor is to plan your news announcements around our events. The press covering CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO will have access to these releases and will amplify your news announcements. More than two dozen Cloud companies either set deals at our shows or have announced their mergers and acquisitions at CloudEXPO. Product announcements during our show provide your company with the most reach through our targeted audienc...
With 10 simultaneous tracks, keynotes, general sessions and targeted breakout classes, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO are two of the most important technology events of the year. Since its launch over eight years ago, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO have presented a rock star faculty as well as showcased hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors!
JETRO showcased Japan Digital Transformation Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo® at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a non-profit organization that provides business support services to companies expanding to Japan. With the support of JETRO's dedicated staff, clients can incorporate their business; receive visa, immigration, and HR support; find dedicated office space; identify local government subsidies; get...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that All in Mobile, a mobile app development company from Poland, will exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO. All In Mobile is a mobile app development company from Poland. Since 2014, they maintain passion for developing mobile applications for enterprises and startups worldwide.
"Akvelon is a software development company and we also provide consultancy services to folks who are looking to scale or accelerate their engineering roadmaps," explained Jeremiah Mothersell, Marketing Manager at Akvelon, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo, taking place November 12-13 in New York City, NY, is co-located with 22nd international CloudEXPO | first international DXWorldEXPO and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world.
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
Without lifecycle traceability and visibility across the tool chain, stakeholders from Planning-to-Ops have limited insight and answers to who, what, when, why and how across the DevOps lifecycle. This impacts the ability to deliver high quality software at the needed velocity to drive positive business outcomes. In his general session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Eric Robertson, General Manager at CollabNet, will discuss how customers are able to achieve a level of transparency that e...
As data explodes in quantity, importance and from new sources, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and cloud environments grow with it. Managing data includes protecting it, indexing and classifying it for true, long-term management, compliance and E-Discovery. Commvault can ensure this with a single pane of glass solution – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enter...