The issues are then sent to the local council and their status of repair then reported back to the web site.Fixmystreet a great idea and I really hope it gets the interest and backing it deserves. It stems from a charitable organisation called mysociety.org which has 2 goals “The first is to be a charitable project which builds websites that give people simple, tangible benefits in the civic and community aspects of their lives. The second is to teach the public and voluntary sectors, through demonstration, how to most efficiently use the Internet to improve lives.” (quote from mysociety.org)There are a few core developers but a lot of the work is done through volunteers. The site is still in beta and has a few rough edges such as zooming around the map, but if you’re just looking and reporting on problems that are local to you then the site is ideal. It’s easy to forget what kind of problems the council deals with – How many times have you seen a streetlight not working, or graffiti on an underpass, maybe a shopping trolley in a stream, or a vandalized bus stop, maybe even a blocked drain, or an overgrown hedge. It helps the local council by making them aware of the problem, and it helps the local community by keeping things tidy, and working.