Category Archives: Local community

Matthews Yard – The site of #Croydon’s renaissance

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a MASSIVE advocate of Matthews Yard – a new cafe and workspace behind Surrey Street Market, established by Saif Bonar. The venue is fast becoming popular with the various denizens of Croydon … Continue reading

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StartUp Weekend – Launch a start-up in 54hrs

As I continue to see how I can make Croydon ‘The Second Tech City’ – I have been REALLY inspired by the work of StartUp Weekend. StartUp Weekends are 54hr events where developers, designers, marketeers, product managers and startup enthusiasts … Continue reading

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Matthews Yard and The Case For Co-Working (in #Croydon)

Co-working is (according to the unimpeachable veracity of Wikipedia): a style of work that involves a shared working environment, often an office, and independent activity. Unlike in a typical office environment, those coworking are usually not employed by the same organization.[1] Typically it is … Continue reading

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What do #Croydon’s councillors actually do for their communities?

N.B. This is not a politicised criticism of local parties or their respective councillors, this is more an exercise to learn more about councillors and their work in Croydon – with best intentions and no malice. SAFE. 🙂 ————————————————————————————– As … Continue reading

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Guest post and video: @LordKenley speaks about #Croydon community and a ‘Damascene moment’

Maybe Damascus ain’t that far away… Some months ago I had a ‘Road to Damascus’ moment in a Wetherspoons pub in Purley. Not many people can say that. Up until that moment, I’d always been suspicious of Croydon and its people It was the first … Continue reading

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Guest post: Punish them, but give copycat rioters something to copy

Neil Ridulfa is a local Coulsdon lad who works in PR for the Museum of Brands. He loves singing and makes occasional media appearances in obscure publications and international radio shows that I’ve never heard of. This post was originally … Continue reading

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#purleydinnerclub vs #croydonriots – a tale of two #Croydon communities

I will remember August 8th for a very long time. Mainly for the riots that plagued the streets of London (and – even closer to home – central Croydon) but also because it was the night of the first #PurleyDinnerClub. #PurleyDinnerClub … Continue reading

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