|By PR Newswire||
|January 16, 2013 04:01 AM EST||
LONDON, January 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
After running NeighbourBlog.com for years as an online communication platform for his neighbours in Kyle House (NW London), Vivek Pil thought the time was right to introduce it to other residents of London.
As Vivek says, living in a development for years made him face numerous issues, such as leaks, rubbish, noise, broken bike sheds, entrance gates and many more. But even worse was the fact that it was almost impossible to get hold of the estate office manager to get some help. It didn't take him long to find out his neighbours were having issues and there was no one to help them. One day, after talking to his next door neighbour, Vivek came up with an idea of creating an online space where residents of Kyle House could communicate to each other and share their advice and recommendations. And that is how NeighbourBlog.com was born.
Not long after, people started chatting and getting to know each other better; everyone felt more relaxed as they knew where to turn to if they were looking for a flat cleaner, a decorator or a plumber. Because who can give a better recommendation than your neighbours?
Started as a forum for one of many London's developments, NeighbourBlog.com is now aiming to join all the capital's boroughs and communities in one place. What is more, people here can also find the contact details of their councils.
How does NeighbourBlog.com differ?
While other community websites might focus only on one particular borough or area, NeighbourBlog.com aims to connect neighbours in the same streets and houses and ease the way of sharing information among them. It was created as an online community for Londoners, who wish to make their homes a better place to live, but simply do not have time to communicate about their residential issues with neighbours or councils face to face. Many of us find ourselves living in a street or development for years without knowing very well people the next door. Topics here vary from rubbish and noise issues to more serious cases such as security problems.
What is more, it provides an option to search for local businesses (florists, cafes, vets) or highly skilled professionals such as decorators, plumbers, tillers, nannies and many more.
Vivek Pil - Proprietor of NeighbourBlog.com