Put Neston in Your Pocket With Neston Life - the Brand New FREE App
|Published: 14th March 2018 09:24|
The historic market town of Neston is now one of the most up to date areas of Cheshire, as its very own mobile app has launched.
Neston Life is available to download from app stores for free onto smartphone and tablets.
Publicity materials are helping to get the word out about Neston LIfe. Photo by Bernard Rose.
It brings together the very best of the town centre and its surrounding villages, including Little Neston, Ness, Burton, Willaston and, of course, Cheshire's only coastal location, Parkgate.
Neston Life has been developed by Carrie Spacey (Editor of local news website AboutMyArea CH64) in partnership with Martin Haley of EaziApps. Designed to connect local people, organisations, businesses, restaurants and services, it includes local news, weather, traffic, special offers, digital loyalty cards, what's on and more, all in one handy app with dynamic content, constantly updated.
With well over 500 downloads in the first couple of days alone, Neston Life is shaping up to be the must-have app for anyone living, working, shopping, eating and drinking in the CH64 area.
AboutMyArea's 10th birthday celebration
Carrie, who has previously served as Chair of Neston's Chamber of Trade and as a Town Councillor, explains: "AboutMyArea was launched here exactly 10 years ago and has gone from strength to strength as Neston's main local news resource. In addition our weekly e-newsletter, Neston News, is a vital tool in keeping people up to date with what's going on in the area.
"With more and more people accessing online information using mobile devices, and to celebrate our 10th 'birthday', we felt the time was right to introduce another member of the family, to help local people and visitors find what's available in Neston.
"Neston Life will run a newsfeed directly from AboutMyArea, and will share the What's On guide from the website as well. We'll also be able to offer brand new features, including digital loyalty cards to promote the use of local businesses, and push notifications to get urgent news out or to inform people about special offers and events.
"We're very excited to bring this innovation to Neston, which is already rightly proud of its community spirit. We hope that it brings residents, local organisations, businesses and visitors together even more."
David Clarke, Chair of Neston & District Chamber of Trade, said: "The business landscape in Neston is becoming ever more distinctive and positive. Already home to a number of independent shops, it has benefited in recent years from several innovative and popular businesses opening.
"Social Media is key for independent businesses to engage with their existing customers and to connect with new people. This App will be revolutionary for a town the size of Neston in creating a platform that allows Local Businesses to connect with Local People. If Carrie puts in half the effort she has done with AboutMyArea it will be an outstanding success."
Connecting the community
As well as bringing businesses and customers together, Neston Life will support the activities and events of local community groups and organisations. Many local groups and their events are already listed on the app at launch, with others invited to get in touch to ensure their details and dates are added or updated as required, both on the app and the AboutMyArea website.
Gareth Prytherch, Manager of Neston Community Youth Centre, commented: "We are really looking forward to working with the Neston Life app to ensure that the fantastic work going on in our community can reach as many people as possible.
"The ability to get relevant information directly to the people that want it will enable us to communicate even more effectively."
Get Neston Life
Neston Life can be downloaded FREE from:
If you are in business, or involved in local events or community groups, please let us know if you'd like to be on Neston Life.
If you download the App and find your group listed, but would like to update the information held for it, please do get in touch.
All enquiries to Carrie Spacey by email, or call 07786 965750, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.