'We're just fed up with doggers, flytippers and men dressed as fairies'

This Is Wiltshire: Farmer Nick Bush has tried in vain to deter doggers from meeting at his barn Farmer Nick Bush has tried in vain to deter doggers from meeting at his barn

Anger villagers have demanded police action over sex parties involving men dressed as fairies at a remote barn.

Now officers will be patrolling an area outside West Kington, near Chippenham, believed to be used as a dogging site.

The sex parties are reported to be taking place behind a burnt-out barn on Drifton Hill. Police, who last year caught men meeting there for sex, have in the past fortnight been informed of men dressed in PVC, fairy wings and tutus getting together at the dilapidated farm building, which has had a peach sofa dumped by the side of the road in front of it.

Police said there had been a surge in complaints from people living in the village less than a mile down the road. Sergeant Phil Connor, of Chippenham neighbourhood policing team, said: “In the last two weeks we have had complaints from numerous outraged residents about vehicles arriving at the site and the occupants engaging in sexual activity.

“We are going to be doing extensive patrols in the evenings to deter any further activity and reassure those in the community.”

The land is owned by the Badminton Estate and rented out to Nick Bush of Ebbdown Farm. Mr Bush said: “On one occasion I found four bras hanging up. On another there were a couple of old boys who said, ‘We’re only here for having a bit of fun mate’.

“We get all sorts of undesirable activities other than enjoying the view. I have interrupted cars but I’ve never bothered to get out and remonstrate.

“Nobody wants them in their back yard. The problem is if you shut one down they move to another.”

He said he had put up a gate in the autumn last year which had helped. But he still felt it was not safe to keep stock there after a fire a couple of years ago.

“People don’t respect your property,” he said. “It’s an eyesore now. There was flytipping the day after I put up the gate. They had the temerity of throwing a sofa and two TVs over the gate and setting it up like a lounge.”

Villagers said police patrols would be reassuring and very welcome.

One woman living nearby said: “I’ve seen cars pulling away late at night. I wouldn’t stop there; it’s quite threatening when you know what’s happening.

“None of us are very happy about it. It’s not very nice to think that that’s going on somewhere up the road.”

One man said: “You don’t want that sort of thing going on in your village.”

A woman who has lived in the village for 50 years said when she returns home on Sunday nights she regularly sees cars parked up at the site which flash their lights at her as she goes by.

“It is surprising how many flash at you, perhaps that’s what they do to attract other men,” she said. “There isn’t so many in the winter.

“They’ve never caused us any harm. But they do leave a lot of rubbish. That sofa’s been there for three months.”

Men are also understood to meet at the nearby dump off Shire Hill. Police are encouraging anyone witnessing suspicious activity to call 101.

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9:50am Thu 16 Jan 14

sir roy.orbit of chippenham says...

Tog Hill is still the king of dogging sites if you ask me.
Tog Hill is still the king of dogging sites if you ask me. sir roy.orbit of chippenham
  • Score: 8

10:09am Thu 16 Jan 14

Fluffy peppa says...

Men dressed as fairies......how sweet.
Men dressed as fairies......how sweet. Fluffy peppa
  • Score: 9

10:23am Thu 16 Jan 14

Locksmith says...

There will be bus loads turning up at the weekend now!
There will be bus loads turning up at the weekend now! Locksmith
  • Score: 18

10:47am Thu 16 Jan 14

Fluffy peppa says...

Locksmith wrote:
There will be bus loads turning up at the weekend now!
My thoughts!!!
[quote][p][bold]Locksmith[/bold] wrote: There will be bus loads turning up at the weekend now![/p][/quote]My thoughts!!! Fluffy peppa
  • Score: 12

12:47pm Thu 16 Jan 14

AndrewM says...

I bet there are equally salacious and invisible goings on in the middle of the village!
I bet there are equally salacious and invisible goings on in the middle of the village! AndrewM
  • Score: 10

3:21pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Yanziboom says...

Great article! Always good to publicise these sites, I bet there'll be plenty more down there this weekend.
Great article! Always good to publicise these sites, I bet there'll be plenty more down there this weekend. Yanziboom
  • Score: 8

3:24pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Locksmith says...

AndrewM wrote:
I bet there are equally salacious and invisible goings on in the middle of the village!
You've heard of the Kington swingers then?
[quote][p][bold]AndrewM[/bold] wrote: I bet there are equally salacious and invisible goings on in the middle of the village![/p][/quote]You've heard of the Kington swingers then? Locksmith
  • Score: 7

3:25pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Locksmith says...

Yanziboom wrote:
Great article! Always good to publicise these sites, I bet there'll be plenty more down there this weekend.
Tickets please!
[quote][p][bold]Yanziboom[/bold] wrote: Great article! Always good to publicise these sites, I bet there'll be plenty more down there this weekend.[/p][/quote]Tickets please! Locksmith
  • Score: 5

3:49pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Redevo says...

Look at the state of the place, to call those "barns" is stretching it abit!. No roofs and hardly any walls, no wonder other people are tipping their s**t there!
Look at the state of the place, to call those "barns" is stretching it abit!. No roofs and hardly any walls, no wonder other people are tipping their s**t there! Redevo
  • Score: 4

8:32pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Moonraker47 says...

Redevo wrote:
Look at the state of the place, to call those "barns" is stretching it abit!. No roofs and hardly any walls, no wonder other people are tipping their s**t there!
Redevo you are quite right, the farmer renting these buildings instead of moaning should demolish them , clear the site and do the villagers a big favour.
[quote][p][bold]Redevo[/bold] wrote: Look at the state of the place, to call those "barns" is stretching it abit!. No roofs and hardly any walls, no wonder other people are tipping their s**t there![/p][/quote]Redevo you are quite right, the farmer renting these buildings instead of moaning should demolish them , clear the site and do the villagers a big favour. Moonraker47
  • Score: 3

5:33pm Fri 17 Jan 14

chippenette says...

Bit chilly in the recent weather to be dressing as a fairy I'd have thought , maybe the farmer should charge them for parking and use the money for repairs or demolishing the barns .
Bit chilly in the recent weather to be dressing as a fairy I'd have thought , maybe the farmer should charge them for parking and use the money for repairs or demolishing the barns . chippenette
  • Score: 4

6:59am Sat 18 Jan 14

old 'arry says...

Pity there are no photos!
Pity there are no photos! old 'arry
  • Score: 3

9:09am Sat 18 Jan 14

aslade123 says...

I better go and pick up my sofa and 4 bras!
I better go and pick up my sofa and 4 bras! aslade123
  • Score: 7

2:38pm Mon 20 Jan 14

doggingrocks says...

I know where i will be heading next weekend http://www.doggingdi
rect.com/blog/posh-d
ogging-badminton/
I know where i will be heading next weekend http://www.doggingdi rect.com/blog/posh-d ogging-badminton/ doggingrocks
  • Score: 0

1:18pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Cowel1 says...

Maybe the villagers should join in the fun, seeing as they sound like a load of uptight people to complain about what others are doing in a disused barn a mile away.
Maybe the villagers should join in the fun, seeing as they sound like a load of uptight people to complain about what others are doing in a disused barn a mile away. Cowel1
  • Score: 0

1:21pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Cowel1 says...

I've never been dogging, but from how the story describes things, it does sound fun. When's the next one?
I've never been dogging, but from how the story describes things, it does sound fun. When's the next one? Cowel1
  • Score: 1

1:28pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Cowel1 says...

Moonraker47 wrote:
Redevo wrote:
Look at the state of the place, to call those "barns" is stretching it abit!. No roofs and hardly any walls, no wonder other people are tipping their s**t there!
Redevo you are quite right, the farmer renting these buildings instead of moaning should demolish them , clear the site and do the villagers a big favour.
Not the most romantic of places to go swinging whilst dressed as a fairy, is it. I would expect better surroundings.
[quote][p][bold]Moonraker47[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Redevo[/bold] wrote: Look at the state of the place, to call those "barns" is stretching it abit!. No roofs and hardly any walls, no wonder other people are tipping their s**t there![/p][/quote]Redevo you are quite right, the farmer renting these buildings instead of moaning should demolish them , clear the site and do the villagers a big favour.[/p][/quote]Not the most romantic of places to go swinging whilst dressed as a fairy, is it. I would expect better surroundings. Cowel1
  • Score: 1

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