Civic technology charity mySociety has developed a Welsh language version of its FixMyStreet app for reporting street and environmental problems.
It will use a Welsh language map provided by Mapio Cymru, albeit with a warning that there are some gaps as this is produced under a project relying on volunteers and public bodies to contribute definitive Welsh names.
All reports made via FixMyStreet are sent directly to the authority responsible for fixing the problem, who can then reply to the report maker to update them on the status of its resolution. Reports and their responses are also displayed publicly on the map to increase transparency within a community.
Louise Crow, chief executive at mySociety, said: “FixMyStreet was built to make it easier for citizens to report problems in their communities. We are delighted to be able to make the service accessible to Welsh speaking citizens, with a fully translated reporting process and a Welsh language map, enabling users to select the street names and locations with which they are familiar.
“We look forward to seeing the Welsh language version of the service put to good use by more citizens who care about improving where they live.”
Over half a million people in Wales speak Welsh and the Welsh Government aims to double this by 2050, partly through having digital services that work as well in Welsh as they do in English.