After reporting further faulty lights in and around the city, local Lib Dem councillor, Darren Fower, says he thinks it’s time the Council looked at incentivising local citizens to report such matters, by using more contemporary forms than providing a telephone number to call?
Commenting, Darren said:
“We’ve got apps and smart phones almost everywhere we look these days, so why not make use of them?
“Reporting a faulty street light, not only helps the contractors save time and therefore money, it also prevents the wasting of electricity, which is always a good thing.
“I cannot see any reason why each and every street light should not have a QR code place upon it, in order for people to then scan it and have the details sent off to get it fixed?
“In return, say after 10 lights being reported the citizen could receive a decent gift, at the end of the year, the person in the city who’s reported the most broken street lights, gets a year without having to pay Council Tax! Just a thought?”
Q: What do YOU think of Cllr Fower’s idea, good or bad, please leave your thoughts below in the comments box.