Labour councillors can announce the use of a new system to improve the reporting of local problems such as litter, fly tipping, graffiti and broken street lights.
We are finalising the integration of a leading online platform – the ‘Fix-My-Street’ website and application -https://www.fixmystreet.com/ to feed reports directly into the council’s systems, with real action taken to follow-up on requests.
The use of this platform has been requested by local litter picking groups to make it easier for the public to report issues into council services and get the issues resolved quickly. People will still be able to report issues through the council website (www.sheffield.gov.uk/report), but the integration of this popular website adds another option for local residents.
Labour Councillor Mark Jones Cabinet Member for Environment:
“I’d like to thank all the community groups for the amazing work they do litter picking and the request to use the Fix My Street platform has come from them. We want to make it as easy as possible for people to report these issues, and improve the connection with council services to get them fixed as soon as possible.
“More reporting is only one part of the answer and we are taking action to issue more fines where people are caught fly tipping. We have also rolled out new enforcement cameras and increased the opening hours at our recycling centres to seven days a week. We want to see higher fines for fly tipping, we fine the maximum amount we are allowed to, but we are pushing for central government to raise this limit.”