My thanks to The Times for mentioning this site in today's Property section:
"The Bricks and Mortar e-mail inbox usually contains only pictures of immaculately maintained houses. But images of decay and dilapidation have been appearing, after our report last week on the scandal of Britain’s 840,000 empty homes. Readers have sent us snaps of vacant and neglected dwellings down their streets, properties that could be made viable if local authorities would only assume proper responsibility for this issue.
One blogger from Croydon has set up a website (www.croydoniscrap.com) to ensure that his borough’s empty homes do not remain blots on the townscape but become part of the solution to the housing crisis. Whitehall has plans for 3 million new homes by 2020, but it cannot afford to forget that a good proportion of these homes are already standing."
I hope that the authorities take note, and start to clean up these blots on our "townscape".