Named and Shamed

Named and Shamed


Squalid roads, buildings and locations in Croydon named and shamed.

Saturday, February 07, 2004

The Secret Judo Club

What mysterious building lies behind these “attractive” boards, erected on Tavistock Road Croydon, shown in the picture below?

· A secret government complex?

· A nudist colony?

No, a disused and decaying judo club. The club has been abandoned for at least the last two years; and, as with all abandoned areas, has started to rot and decay.

Hardly pleasant for the residents of Tavistock Road, who take pride in their homes and local environment; and of course who pay council tax.

Needless to say, in Q4 of 2003 a group of “travellers” appeared; and set up an encampment in the driveway of the judo club.

Only after complaints from myself, and others, did Croydon Council ask the police to move them along.

Then, as an afterthought, these attractive boards were erected; to prevent further invasions.

Here’s a radical thought, why not use this piece of land for homes or something practical for the community? Instead of letting it rot!

If you would like to see a few more pictures of these boards please visit “The Secret Judo Club”.

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