Cambridgeshire city has been ranked as one of the best cities in the UK to live by the least amount of issues logged by residents.
Data recorded by FixMyStreet and researched by Swyft Home found that the cathedral city of Ely was ranked in second place across the UK for the city with the least amount of issues logged overall by residents.
The website, FixMyStreet records neighbourhood issues, such as potholes in the roads or broken street lights and reports when they’ve been fixed.
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With these reports, furniture shop Swyft Home gathered 14 years worth of data and studied the information throughout different categories.
Some of which included, the cities across the UK with the most issues logged, the least issues logged, the most fixed issues and the least fixed issues.
The logged problems were then sorted into the following categories by Swyft Home.
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Swyft Home then added details including the population of the area, for perspective, the most common issue logged, average house price cost and the region.
All this data revealed the city with the least amount of issues logged overall by residents and therefore revealed some of the best cities to live in the UK in terms of issues found.
As a result, Ely, Cambridgeshire came in second place with just 161 issues logged in the city over the course of 14 years according to FixMyStreet data.
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In Ely, 34.16 per cent of its issues logged by residents were fixed, with the most common issues being refuse and street cleaning.
Overall the data found that an average per cent of issues fixed was 29% therefore Ely results in a higher than average figure.
The data also found the average house price for the cities with the lowest issues logged was £259,061 with Ely well above this again with the average house price of £350, 719 in the cathedral city.
Following the research, Swyft Home said: “The small city of Ely, in Cambridgeshire, comes in second place. This city has a smaller population, of only 20,000 and again, the main issue here is faulty road signs and lighting”.
First place was Belfast which had “the least number of issues logged in the last 10 years with the most common issue being related to fixing road signs and lighting”.
However, Swyft Home adds: “Unfortunately for the capital of Northern Ireland, the number of issues fixed remains low with only 16% of raised problems being solved”.
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Surprisingly, the City of London came in third place for the least number of issues logged.
Swyft Home said: “This could be because it’s made up of more commercial buildings rather than residential ones, however, a very low percentage of issues were actually fixed, with zero being marked as solved.
“The main issues in the City of London are refuse and street cleaning, people discarding old office chairs in the street, and disruption caused by people on nights out (vomit, urine, smashed glass, and takeaway rubbish)”.
In comparison, Peterborough came in fourth as the city with the most overall issues logged by residents with a staggering 6704 issues reported.
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