“We have old people, a disabled girl in a wheelchair and young children living in this street. It is very hard to walk on the footpath as dogs have always fouled in front of every house. No-one on our street has a dog. We need help to sort this problem. What can you do to help us? We are desperate.”
So reads a report to democracy site Fix My Street by Lodge Lane resident Farida Hussain.
The site helps you get common street problems fixed: problems like potholes, broken street lights, flytipping, dog fouling and graffiti. Just type the postcode and Fix My Street – an independent website run by the My Society organisation – will send your report to the correct council representative. And it’s all archived online so you can follow its progress.
In other reports, Street lighting in Belle Isle is a problem, according to resident John Wilby, while the Rev James Turner reports pothole type dips in pavements in Middleton. Rev Turner tells the council:
“When you re-tarmacked the pavements with the cheap recycled tarmac, you did not fill the dips in the pavement, so now they are more dangerous because they are not as easy to see. This is particularly bad on the even numbered side of the road at the lower numbered houses before Acre Mount on Acre Crescent.”
Problems with potholes off Tzar Street in Holbeck have been reported, as has a dangerous manhole cover on Elland Road which could be a menace to motorbikes. Glass and dog dirt on a Cottingley footpath is also a problem.