A Croydon accountant disgusted with the town's areas of decay has launched a one-man campaign to name and shame those responsible for the urban corrosion.

Ken Frost has dedicated a section of his website to highlighting squalid buildings, derelict land and blighted areas in Croydon in the hope it will prompt owners and the relevant authorities to clean up their act and the town.

The whole of Dingwall Road and properties in Sydenham Road and Wellesley Road are just a few areas in the town to be named and shamed by the 40-year-old, who lives with his partner in Tavistock Road.

Ken was spurred to launch the campaign on his website www.kenfrost.com after be-coming sick of rotting areas in Croydon.

He said: "I was born and grew up here but on returning to Croydon in 2000 after living in Sweden for five years, I was amazed to see just how much of the borough had changed and had become neglected.

"To see so much decay when there is such a property shortage in the south-east, to me, is unacceptable. What on earth are these people doing?"

Of an abandoned shop on the corner of St James's Road and Wellesley Road, which has lain derelict for more than a year, Ken said: "It was sold by auction at the beginning of 2003 to a private bidder. This individual has owned this blight on the community for a year now, yet has done nothing with it."

He described the whole of Dingwall Road as being "more reminiscent of communist eastern Europe than a vibrant heart of a 21st century town."

He added: "Croydon Council is keen to promote Croydon as the ideal place to make movies. I would agree that if you wished to make a movie about life after a nuclear attack, then Dingwall Road would be my location of choice." A property on Sydenham Road, nicknamed The Birdhouse, is described as a "fly-tippers paradise" and a "scrofulous tumour on the backside of Croydon".

A council spokesman said: "The council's achievements on the environmental front are well known and have gained a very high level of public recognition and satisfaction. If residents have any concerns about environmental matters, the council will do its best to respond positively and quickly."