Calls for community action against 'dogging' at Skegness nature spot
Residents in Skegness are being called on by Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust to help stop people using a local nature spot for 'unsavoury purposes'.
An area of sand dunes that spans from behind Seacroft Esplanade and the residential avenues off Drummond Road, to Lifeboat Avenue is being used for sex meets.
Numerous complaints have been received by the trust who say the dunes are a registered area of special scientific interest which is used for both educational and recreational visits.
Dave Miller, Coastal Ranger for Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust said: "We run school visits to the area and it is also very popular with walkers and residents.
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"The site is environmentally managed with rare species such as Sea Heath and Ropsy Lavender all along the dunes.
"I've received numerous complaints about people using the dunes for dogging sex meets and it is spoiling the area."
"The reports I've had show these people to be quite brazen about the whole thing and even meeting up in the middle of the day."
A public meeting has now been called at the Gibraltar Point Visitor Centre at 7pm on January 8.
Residents are invited to come and share their concerns and suggestions over tea and coffee.
Mr Miller said: "If we work together as a community we've got a chance of claiming the area back.
"I'm proposing a working group to help cut-back overgrown areas so the people abusing the area have nowhere to go.
"I'd also like to keep a record of events to help police become more aware of the issue but am welcoming any ideas from people at the meeting."
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