Squatters invade Surbiton
By thisislocallondon – Friday 09 February 2001
Fears of a repeat of the Tolworth Court Farm rave grew last weekend as squatters moved onto Railway Tavern property, in Surbiton, on Friday.
But squatters, thought to be environmental activists, assured the police they were not going to hold a rave in the dilapidated building at the junction of Ewell Road and Lamberts Road, due to be demolished to make way for 19 flats.
A caravan was pushed into the carpark at the back of the boarded-up building and one was parked at the front ,but no lights have been seen on in the building itself.
This week also saw Surbiton councillors present their case to save the Wayside Gardens, at the back of the tavern, at a council meeting.
Councillor Dennis De Lord said he was concerned that the green space would be concreted over and lost forever as part of the development.