Lay-by 'still being used as a sex blackspot'

The Oxford Times: Sir Beville Stanier Sir Beville Stanier

A LANDOWNER says police and council chiefs are not doing enough to deter gay sex on his property.

Sir Beville Stanier said a recent clear-up of the Oxford-bound A40 near Forest Hill, featured in last week’s Oxford Mail, had not stopped men using his land for sex.

It was hoped clearing rubbish and undergrowth would encourage drivers to use the lay-by, discouraging “cottaging” activity. But Sir Beville said Oxfordshire County Council needed to put up a bigger fence to his Shotover Estate and even consider removing the lay-by altogether.

He said the wire fence was easy to break into – but the council said taxpayers’ cash should not be used to protect private land.

Sir Beville, 76, said: “I really feel Oxfordshire County Council should have done something better to alleviate the problem.

“I know everyone is facing cuts but I thought they would have put up a decent bit of fencing.

“It’s an improvement, but it’s a minor improvement. It needs a proper fence, a higher fence than the one we have got. They haven’t done a proper job. The repairs they have done are very rudimentary. Anyone with a pair of pliers can cut it open again.

“There were three places where the fence was broken but all they have done is bend the chain link fence back round.”

And he said more police officers should patrol the lay-by.

But council spokesman Marcus Mabberley said: “It is not the council’s responsibility to put up fences using taxpayers’ money to protect privately-owned land.

“This fence is a boundary marker and is therefore not just there to purely act as a barrier.

“Indeed, the fence is not continuous and subsequently does not act as a barrier as it is separated by a footpath that gives access from the lay-by into the estate.

“If it had not been damaged in the first place then it would have not have needed to be repaired.”

Nearby public toilets are also known to be used for gay sex but people have recently been seen climbing into the estate.

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6:31pm Thu 25 Nov 10

Dilligaf2010 says...

Perhaps Sir. Beville (Billy) Stanier should put his hand in his own pocket to erect taller fences on his late uncle's 2000 acre estate.
I'm sure he wouldn't insist the council that he's a councillor for (AylesburyVale) pay for fences around somebody else's property, do these people not realise their life is on the internet, his Fiancée, who owns an interior design company would contribute I'm sure.
Perhaps some Oxfordshire residents would like to register their feelings withhim;-
bstanier@aylesburyva
ledc.gov.uk
Perhaps Sir. Beville (Billy) Stanier should put his hand in his own pocket to erect taller fences on his late uncle's 2000 acre estate. I'm sure he wouldn't insist the council that he's a councillor for (AylesburyVale) pay for fences around somebody else's property, do these people not realise their life is on the internet, his Fiancée, who owns an interior design company would contribute I'm sure. Perhaps some Oxfordshire residents would like to register their feelings withhim;- bstanier@aylesburyva ledc.gov.uk Dilligaf2010
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6:32pm Thu 25 Nov 10

Dilligaf2010 says...

Dilligaf2010 wrote:
Perhaps Sir. Beville (Billy) Stanier should put his hand in his own pocket to erect taller fences on his late uncle's 2000 acre estate.
I'm sure he wouldn't insist the council that he's a councillor for (AylesburyVale) pay for fences around somebody else's property, do these people not realise their life is on the internet, his Fiancée, who owns an interior design company would contribute I'm sure.
Perhaps some Oxfordshire residents would like to register their feelings withhim;-
bstanier@aylesburyva

ledc.gov.uk
e-mail address should read
bstanier@aylesburyva
ledc.gov.uk
[quote][p][bold]Dilligaf2010[/bold] wrote: Perhaps Sir. Beville (Billy) Stanier should put his hand in his own pocket to erect taller fences on his late uncle's 2000 acre estate. I'm sure he wouldn't insist the council that he's a councillor for (AylesburyVale) pay for fences around somebody else's property, do these people not realise their life is on the internet, his Fiancée, who owns an interior design company would contribute I'm sure. Perhaps some Oxfordshire residents would like to register their feelings withhim;- bstanier@aylesburyva ledc.gov.uk[/p][/quote]e-mail address should read bstanier@aylesburyva ledc.gov.uk Dilligaf2010
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6:34pm Thu 25 Nov 10

Dilligaf2010 says...

OK so it won't let me put the e-mail address on one line, I'm sure you can work it out :)
OK so it won't let me put the e-mail address on one line, I'm sure you can work it out :) Dilligaf2010
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7:40pm Thu 25 Nov 10

Scaramuccia says...

By the looks of Sir Bev he could deter sex of any kind on or near his land just by showing his face.
By the looks of Sir Bev he could deter sex of any kind on or near his land just by showing his face. Scaramuccia
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8:18pm Thu 25 Nov 10

Gungy23 says...

I think the police & the council have done plenty mainly late at night in the bushes!

your property secure it properly!
I think the police & the council have done plenty mainly late at night in the bushes! your property secure it properly! Gungy23
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8:34pm Thu 25 Nov 10

Dilligaf2010 says...

Scaramuccia wrote:
By the looks of Sir Bev he could deter sex of any kind on or near his land just by showing his face.
You're right there, wouldn't want to meet him in a dark alley
[quote][p][bold]Scaramuccia[/bold] wrote: By the looks of Sir Bev he could deter sex of any kind on or near his land just by showing his face.[/p][/quote]You're right there, wouldn't want to meet him in a dark alley Dilligaf2010
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10:28pm Thu 25 Nov 10

ReggieP says...

Bugger off mate ! Pay for it yourself.
Bugger off mate ! Pay for it yourself. ReggieP
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7:30am Fri 26 Nov 10

Lord Palmerstone says...

I was under the impression that outraging public decency was an offence. If all you socialists believe that we should shell out to protect ourselves from these extremely unpleasant criminals why do you support taxation to pay for the police force? Perhaps you are right. We should all get guns,go up to said lay by and enforce the law ourselves. I take it that's what you are suggesting Scaramuccia
I was under the impression that outraging public decency was an offence. If all you socialists believe that we should shell out to protect ourselves from these extremely unpleasant criminals why do you support taxation to pay for the police force? Perhaps you are right. We should all get guns,go up to said lay by and enforce the law ourselves. I take it that's what you are suggesting Scaramuccia Lord Palmerstone
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9:06am Fri 26 Nov 10

Dilligaf2010 says...

Lord Palmerstone wrote:
I was under the impression that outraging public decency was an offence. If all you socialists believe that we should shell out to protect ourselves from these extremely unpleasant criminals why do you support taxation to pay for the police force? Perhaps you are right. We should all get guns,go up to said lay by and enforce the law ourselves. I take it that's what you are suggesting Scaramuccia
I think what he was trying to say is he's f'ugly & scary :)
[quote][p][bold]Lord Palmerstone[/bold] wrote: I was under the impression that outraging public decency was an offence. If all you socialists believe that we should shell out to protect ourselves from these extremely unpleasant criminals why do you support taxation to pay for the police force? Perhaps you are right. We should all get guns,go up to said lay by and enforce the law ourselves. I take it that's what you are suggesting Scaramuccia[/p][/quote]I think what he was trying to say is he's f'ugly & scary :) Dilligaf2010
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9:15am Fri 26 Nov 10

bigchet says...

suggest layby is used as start point for next gay pride march but not down bypass but across it.nose-wing
suggest layby is used as start point for next gay pride march but not down bypass but across it.nose-wing bigchet
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9:58pm Fri 26 Nov 10

oafie says...

The lay by and toilets are provided by the council land if they are not prepared to ensure that they are used appropriately then they should remove them. There are many people that wish to use the facilites for appropriate use; why should the majority be subjected to men engaging in sexual acts openly? There are pavements adjoining private homes,but the council are still responsible for the pavements. Sir Stanier cannot be expected to provide security paroles in such a public facility; he also has to provide access for the public footpath. There are tenants on the estate that have to 'manouvere' men behaving indecently in order to access their homes. Its not ok for hetrosexuals to behaviour in such a manner publically why then homosexuals?.......w
hat a delightful sight for the tourists as they come into oxford via the A40!
The lay by and toilets are provided by the council land if they are not prepared to ensure that they are used appropriately then they should remove them. There are many people that wish to use the facilites for appropriate use; why should the majority be subjected to men engaging in sexual acts openly? There are pavements adjoining private homes,but the council are still responsible for the pavements. Sir Stanier cannot be expected to provide security paroles in such a public facility; he also has to provide access for the public footpath. There are tenants on the estate that have to 'manouvere' men behaving indecently in order to access their homes. Its not ok for hetrosexuals to behaviour in such a manner publically why then homosexuals?.......w hat a delightful sight for the tourists as they come into oxford via the A40! oafie
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