Out and About in Newlands
Have you ever tripped on a broken footpath while out walking your dog or dogs...
and thought to yourself, like I have, many a time... "somebody should do something about that ! "
... well now you can !
Just text Wellington City Council !
Txt Fix-It to 3400
send the fault details through, with the exact location ie Street & Street # , and WCC will repair it as soon as they can.
If you supply your contact details, they can get back to you with a reference # , so that you can follow it up later if required.
This service is free and only takes a moment or two of your time, especially if you have entered the above details into your mobile phone Contacts/Address Book or Drafts/Templates!
I regularly use this service to report anything from broken glass, missing manhole/inspection covers & drainage grates, to windblown rubbish & recycling bins/bag contents, dumped rubbish, graffitti.
So if there is something that needs attention, whatever it be, a leaking water main, broken pipe, blocked drain, broken branch, dumped rubbish, or a pothole...
You can also report faults when you get home by;
Phone: 499 4444
website:www.wellington.govt.nz/services/fixit/ Repair Request Form
I saw this article a while back...
Report broken street lights, graffiti and blocked road drains while you're on the go through applications such as FixMyStreet and NeatStreets.
FixMyStreet can be downloaded for free to your iPhone and lets you choose the address nearest to the incident or fault. You can then fine-tune the location on a map, describe the issue, enter your contact details and - if you like - upload a photo. Once you've confirmed your report via email, it will be emailed to the right local council.
NeatStreets works in much the same way, but can be down loaded to iPhones, Android smartphones and BlackBerrys and if your phone is GPS capable it will automatically give a location for the issue.
Local apps, Tidy streets, reprinted with kind permission of Claire Rodgers
Source: The Dominion Post Tuesday, Febuary 15, 2011
C U Out There,
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