I have lived in, or around, Jesmond in Newcastle for 8 years now – ever since I started University. There are lots of great bars, hotels and restaurants in Jesmond as well as great shops and services; the problem has always been finding them.
So, instead of complaining even more so I decide to create a site that shows all the businesses and events in Jesmond. Businesses can sign up to the site for free or users can pay a small fee to add an event.
It’s an idea I’ve had ever since my flatmates at University did a print map for student packs as part of their degree – I thought the Internet would be a much better medium to present the idea. It’s a bit like James Cameron with Avatar in that I’ve not had the skills up until now to deliver a full solution in order to deliver the site I want – I didn’t want to produce something normal.
It’s already getting over 2,000 hits per month with no advertising so hopefully this is a site that can serve the community well for years to come!
Visit What’s in Jesmond now and if you have any feedback leave it below!
Posted on August 22, 2011 in News