Cleaner outlook with a graffiti mobile app


A new app has been launched to help sort environmental issues such as potholes, graffiti, fly-tipping and fly posting.

Bedford Borough Council has launched Clean Streets Bedford to enable residents and visitors to report problems in the street quickly and easily just by using their smartphone.

Anyone can use the ‘Clean Streets Bedford’ app to report a problem such as an abandoned vehicle, dog fouling, fly posting, graffiti, fly-tipping, litter or potholes.

It only takes 40 seconds to make a report and users can also send a picture and a GPS location, allowing the issue to be dealt with quickly and easily. Officers will deal with the report and you can be kept informed of progress using the website, or we will send you a message when it is complete.

Councillor Charles Royden, portfolio holder for the environment, said: “This app is a great way for local residents to keep in touch with us and report any issues as soon as they find them.

“Users can send a picture and an exact location which makes it quick and easy for us to identify the problem and take swift action.”

The app is free and will help the council work with local residents, he added.