Dogging picnic site closed into new year

A SUFFOLK picnic site beside the A14 will remain closed until the new year while measures are put in place to prevent the return of people who use it as a place to have sex.

A SUFFOLK picnic site beside the A14 will remain closed until the new year while measures are put in place to prevent the return of people who use it as a place to have sex.

The Haughley picnic site was closed last month after it was discovered perverts were using the area for sexual activities.

The area is known as a place to go for groups keen on certain types of sexual behaviour including dogging - where couples have sex in public.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk County Council today revealed a report into preventing dogging at the site had been published and measures were being put in place to ensure the car park can reopen as a family-friendly facility.


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Vegetation around the site is being cut back while plans are in place to shrink the car park by shutting off problem areas by the use of bollards.

The spokeswoman said: “We are currently carrying out ongoing work but are relying on volunteer groups to do it and they can only work at the weekend so the car park will not be open again until the new year.”

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Once all the necessary work to trim vegetation has been completed work to install bollards will begin.

She said: “The bollards will prevent people parking in certain areas to carry out certain activities.”

The closure of the Haughley site was followed by an Ipswich man calling for action at the Bridge Wood Car Park at Orwell Country Park. He claimed the car park was regularly being used for open air orgies.

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Dogging is a fairly new phenomenon with it first being reported on by BBC News in 2003. Former footballer Stan Collymore famously confessed to dogging following an expose by a national newspaper.

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