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Postby willy b » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:08 pm

Basically to marks to TFl and

A week or so ago I reported a big pothole/road defect through It had been like this for at least 2 weeks when i last hit it and got two pinch flats. I then reported it one morning and didn't really thing anything of it, expecting nothing to happen.

I then got an email from TFL thanking me for brining it to their attention. Anyway, that night, about 8pm I was riding past where the pothole was and there was a lorry and 3 workmen filling it in! :D Top work, that's less than 12 hours from initial report through to fixing the hole.

Some may argue that was a one off. So I notified them again through of another pothole, that was yesterday afternoon about 4pm. Rode past this morning and it was all fixed. Seriously impressed now.

Point of the thread is to give TFL and fixmystreet a bit of praise really, so many people ***** about the condition of roads and councils not doing anything about it, but it really does look like TFl are pulling their fingers out!

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Postby King Jeffers » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:16 pm

On the flipside I reported a pothole at the start of the year, its now getting bigger :o

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Postby mudcow007 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:23 pm

King Jeffers wrote:On the flipside I reported a pothole at the start of the year, its now getting bigger :o

thats inflation for you!
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Postby rubertoe » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:44 pm

I reported some fly-tipping on FMS, it took several more reports and photo's before it gone removed about 6 weeks after initial report.

Not all that good.
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Postby Anti_Podean » Fri Nov 16, 2012 13:47 pm

Notifications to FMS are sent to the relevant authority quickly (every one I've seen is <10 minutes) and only takes a few clicks on your smartphone. Incredibly convenient. Work-shy authorities aren't the fault of an app maker.

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