Public Service Hotline

John Major thinks Public Service: Westminster sophisticates sneered at it. Comedians were guaranteed a laugh just by mentioning it. The Labour Party could hardly believe its luck.

“The government has spent the past 11 years wrestling with what should, on the face of it, be the simple task of finding out what people want from public services and then giving it to them”

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“…finally shift power and influence away from existing centres of power into the hands of communities and individual citizens”

A must read ( thanks jonathan ) with interesting comments that led to me discovering fixmystreet.com.

Created by Mysociety.org: a site which has enabled 200,000 people to write to their MP for the first time!

A rather long video about the project but worth a watch!

Fixmystreet is a site ( in need of some design guidance!) to help people report, view, or discuss local problems they’ve found to their local council by simply locating them on a map.

They have an application for your iphone!