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Damage to council property can be reported via a smartphone app — something one Timaru district councillor urges after a concrete seat was smashed near the Orari Bridge.
The large concrete seat, which was part of a picnic area, was damaged on or before May
27.
Timaru district councillor for the Geraldine Ward Kerry Stevens was first told about the incident on Friday last week.
He said anyone who discovered damage to any property, including vandalism and wear and tear such as potholes, could report the incident via the free app Snap Send Solve.
The app allowed people to easily report feedback to their relevant council, Mr Stevens said.
‘‘If anyone notices anything, please report it.’’
The app was a great tool, he said.
‘‘You take a photo of whatever has been done. [The app]. . .sends an email to the nearest council with the attached photo.’’
A range of issues could be reported via Snap Send Solve, including a pothole that has developed.
‘‘Whatever it might be, if you’ve got a smartphone, it’s a very quick and easy way to send information to council and they really appreciate it.’’
If people could not download the app, they could still report incidents at their nearest council service centre, such as a library, Mr Stevens said.
He said the damaged seat would be assessed to see what could be done.
The incident was ‘‘brainless destruction of public property which is put there for the enjoyment of people in our community’’, he said.