Villagers are angry about sex parties involving men dressed as fairies at a remote barn near Chippenham, Wiltshire, 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. Nobody wants them in their back yard.”
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 them.