Croydon Eats Out


What five years of running Purley Breakfast Club has taught me about Croydon

Posted on August 25th, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. No Comments

#Croydon #TechCity founder Jonny Rose sings the praises of a local offline community

Purley Breakfast Club is a monthly gathering of Croydon locals that meets on the last Saturday of the month at Café Blue in Purley anytime between 9:30 and 11:30AM.

Anyone can come along and there is no agenda at all. The only rule is “no business cards”. If you want a … Read More »



Love Thy Neighbour: combatting the epidemic of loneliness in Croydon

Posted on June 5th, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 13 comments

Jonny Rose suggests some practical – and tech – solutions to the loneliness problem in Croydon

“No man is an island” – John Donne

The epidemic of loneliness

Last month’s In Touch on Radio 4 focused on the plight of the deafblind in Britain and the difficulty that they have in forming and maintaining friendships.

One statistic in particular caught my … Read More »