Amanda Milling MP backs National Pothole Day
13th January 2016
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The Cannock Chase MP has thrown her 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”.

Amanda Milling said, “I hope that lots of people get involved in this day and report as many potholes as possible. The first stage of getting potholes fixed is making sure they are reported to the council. Often the council is not aware of the defect, so this is where we can all be the eyes and ears of the council and let them know of the faults on our paths and roads.”

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