Silicon Quaggy: Love Clean London

To the list of London's leading technology start-ups can be added Lewisham Council.

As Monkeyboy spotted, its Love Lewisham technology is being rolled out across London boroughs and has been seized upon by Mayor Johnson who launched the Love Clean London scheme today in London.

It's good to see Lewisham's innovation getting some credit and the higher profile that this scheme should achieve will make it more likely that local people will start to use it.

The BBC reports:

Lewisham council said since the system went live its spending on street cleansing has been held at 2003-04 levels, complaints about graffiti fell by 30%, and there had been an 87% drop in the time taken to respond.

The web portal also removes the need to set up a separate IT system, it added.

EDIT: Erm, it turns out that Microsoft technology had quite a lot to do with the development of this app, so we suppose we'd better declare an interest - Microsoft is a client of the agency (Edelman) Brockley Nick works for.