The "Bird House" Sydenham Road Croydon
Sydenham road is a residential area where, in general, the properties are well maintained.
However, there is one notable exception; this house, known as “The Bird House”, which has fallen into disuse and decay.
As far as I can recall, it has been standing empty and unloved for at least three years.
At one stage some building equipment was parked in the front garden, and ugly boarding erected. That provided some false hope that something may at last be happening.
However, the equipment has gone and the boarding is collapsing.
It now provides sanctuary for a large family of pigeons, and other birds, who inhabit the upper floors.
Needless to say it is now a fly tippers paradise.
I fail to understand why this prime piece of real estate has not been redeveloped; we are constantly told by our political masters that there is a housing shortage.
It is hardly pleasant for the residents of the street to look at; or indeed safe for the school children who use the school opposite, and nursery school next door.
We look forward to seeing action taken by the owners/Croydon Council to renovate this scrofulous tumour on the backside of Croydon.
To see a slide show of more pictures please click Birdhouse