Recommend a Pothole App

Discussion in 'Advocacy and Cycling Safety' started by Heltor Chasca, 6 Mar 2019.

  1. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    Given the vagaries of our local council road teams, can anyone recommend an app for reporting potholes?

    Bath and North East Somerset in particular if you have been successful. Thanks.
     
  2. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    Fixmystreet because it also handles dud lights, flytips, overgrowth and so on.
     
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  3. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

    Location:
    North Baddesley
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  4. tom73

    tom73 Über Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    +1 for above. Sadly our council only assess potholes on danger to vehicles or pedestrians.
     
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  5. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Two local councils no longer subscribe to that site, so no alert to any problems reported on it.
     
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  6. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    They do not have to subscribe to it - it submits through the patchwork of local council crap apps and then you get the alerts from the council directly. That does mean that people have to reply with FixMyStreet's monthly "is it fixed yet?" questions to update the status, though.

    Councils can of course deliberately ignore reports sent through it, but doing so does not protect highways departments from liability under the Highways Acts if damage is then caused as a result of a problem that they ignored the report of, so it's a rather risky strategy. I also suspect that any council ignoring a government-funded app like FixMyStreet is going to ignore CTC's Fill That Hole and other third-party apps.
     
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  7. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Launched using government funding, now part of a newspaper. Which is possibly why councils don't subscribe to it.
     
  8. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    Newspaper?
     
  9. OP
    OP
    Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    A what? I’ve googled it, but it doesn’t know either.
     
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