You may already be aware of the website   which helps you report common street problems
such as potholes and uneven pavements to our local Council.

This year, they're giving people a gentle nudge before winter comes.

Many of the thousands of issues which the UK site deals with every week are of the sort which are far better seen to before the big freeze. Potholes only worsen with the frost, and no-one wants a dodgy streetlight once the long dark nights are here. 

FixMyStreet has already been used to great effect in the Howgate area.
You will be pleasantly surprised at how quickly the Council responds to valid issues reported in this way.
They will also keep you updated with progress and resolution. Fix Before the Freeze

How to join Fix Before the Freeze

  • Check for problems:   Will your walk home from work tonight be in the dark?  Look out for areas that could be better lit or paths that might cause people to stumble in the dark.
  • Report it:   If you see something that is better fixed before the freeze, now’s the time to let your Council know. It only takes a minute at 

  • Spread the word:    Please spread the word among friends and family too.
  • Keep in touch:    You can ‘like’ FixMyStreet on Facebook here, or follow them on Twitter here.

  • See also these useful documents on our Downloads page, including the current edition of the "Older Peoples' Newsletter for Winter 2011" and a useful "Emergency Contacts & Planner" list.

Let’s get our local community as safe as it can be before the cold weather hits.