Buckinghamshire County Council are one of the councils we’ve worked with closely to develop new features and enhancements for FixMyStreet Pro, and while we knew they were pretty happy with the results, it was gratifying to discover that they’ve made a video to share that sentiment with others!
One thing we’re always glad to learn about is the actual figures that councils calculate when they assess the savings that FixMyStreet Pro has brought to them.
Of course, they’ll differ from council to council, but here Bucks indicate that while a report made by phone cost an average of £6.69 in staff time and resources, a report made through FixMyStreet costs a tiny fraction of that at just 9p.
It’s amazing and somewhat pleasing to think that every time you make a FixMyStreet report, you’re effectively saving the public purse a whopping £6.60.
Bucks go on to list many of the innovations we’ve delivered with them, from adding a winter gritting functionality, to street light mapping and indicating when a road is private or not the council’s responsibility.
It’s also lovely to see the subscribing option mentioned: this is something you’ve always been able to do on FixMyStreet and which any user can access across the UK: read more about that here.
We didn’t have any hand in this video, so many thanks to Buckinghamshire for taking the initiative and showing what works so well for both residents and council staff.