A colleague at work mentioned MySociety‘s new website to me – Neighbourhood Fix It. This is a site that allows you to report all kinds of minor problems in your area. I’ve just used it to report a major pothole on my cycle route between Waterloo and Elephant & Castle. See the map to the right, and click here to follow the progress of the situation. The system sends reports to the local council that are then – in theory – going to fix the problems. It’s like a high tech version of John Major’s Cones Hotline. Anyway, it looks like a good idea and I’ll see whether anything happens to the pothole I’ve reported.