A new iPhone app to report faults in streets is now available for
free on iTunes
A local schoolboy has built a free iPhone App that allows
residents, visitors and travellers to report defects, such as
potholes, that they find on Peterborough's roads, footways and
There is also an option to include a
photograph of the defect which helps the council to locate the
defect and gauge its severity.
Josh Garnham has been a keen programmer since
the age of 11 when he got his first Mac and taught himself to code.
He released his first App when he was 13.
Peter Garnham, Highways Maintenance Manager
for Peterborough City Council and also Josh’s father said “I
mentioned to Josh it would be great if the reports I received on
street faults could include a photograph to save inspectors
valuable time either looking for reported defects or even attending
site when in reality the report was actually a very minor cosmetic
issue requiring no action.
“Two weeks later on Christmas Day Josh
presented me with the finished App as his Christmas present. I had
no idea that he was developing the App and was impressed with the
way he had based it on the council’s fault reporting pages on our
website and with specific features such as GPS locating.
“I asked the council if they would be
interested in promoting the App and here it is available to
download from iTunes. This is a free app and we have no commercial
interest in its use, rather it is just another tool with which the
public can report defects and/or problems that they encounter in
the highway environment.”
To report a non-emergency fault, you can do so using
online form. To report an urgent fault, please call (01733)
You can report any of the following transport related faults
Other highway maintenance