New littergram app – for reporting litter

Tam and Jill Golden GreenWe are pleased to announce that TMBC is the first council in the country to be working with littergram, a new app to make reporting litter even simpler.

We invite you to download and try out this new piece of technology. 

Snap it. Share it. Sort it.

www.littergram.co.uk

littergram is a free app solution that allows users to take a picture of litter, flytipping or overflowing litter bins that need emptying. GPS then pinpoints the location of the problem and the photo is sent automatically to the relevant local council authority.

Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council worked with littergram to develop the app, which will help the Council to respond even more quickly when rubbish is spotted and reported by app users. As well as pinpointing the exact location of the rubbish and sending a photo, the app also gives the Council the opportunity to reply to the sender to let them know what action is being taken.

The app was created by Danny Lucas, a local resident and Chairman of Lucas, a UK specialist fit out and finishing company. Mr Lucas has developed a number of apps to advance his own business and the littergram app was a by-product of one of his Company’s technology developments.

Last year, a report by the House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee highlighted that England is a litter-ridden country compared to most of Europe, North America and Japan. The report estimates that clearing up rubbish in public places costs the country between £717 million and £850 million a year.

The littergram website hosts a wealth of information and exciting, brightly coloured educational media which we will be sharing with schools and interest groups around the borough and across Kent.

Do let us know how you get on with the app and if you feel you would like to see any additional add ons which would make it easier for you and ultimately support our clean and tidy borough.

We are hosting a number of ‘littergram community litter picks’ in the run up to Clean for the Queen as part of ‘Love Where You Live month’ in Winterfield Estate East Malling, Taddington Woods, Walderslade, Snodland Station Garden and West Kent College in Tonbridge. Mr Lucas has kindly supplied TMBC with additional litter picking equipment as shown in the recent Barden Road Street Monitor litter pick (photo) earlier this month.

Do look out for the littergram branded Mini (photo) which is out and about in a town or village near you. If you spot it, take and picture and share to have the chance to win a prize on the littergram Twitter page

For those of you who use social media follow and find out more on Twitter and Facebook

littergram Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

For further information visit www.littergram.co.uk

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