Toilets at a South Gloucestershire beauty spot with a seedy reputation will be temporarily out of bounds.
Despite its incredible views of the countryside and beyond towards the Brecon Beacons, Tog Hill near Bristol has become better known as a site favoured by ‘doggers’ who meet there for sexual activity.
The toilets there were temporarily closed in February following a rise in what was described by South Gloucestershire Council as “antisocial behaviour”.
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Another short closure has now been announced by the council, commencing on Tuesday (August 31), but this time roof repairs have been cited as the reason.
A statement shared on the council’s Street Care page on Facebook advised: “We need to carry out repairs to the roof of the toilets at Tog Hill next week.
“This means the toilets will be closed for four days from Tuesday 31 August to Friday 3 September.”
Several comments were left in response, raising the issue with antisocial behaviour there.
One woman commented: “I’d say it’s way more inconvenient for unsuspecting member of the public being fooled into thinking this is a safe place to stop when it is open.
“The only people that use this area are unsuspecting members of the public., doggers [and] prostitutes.”
Another added: “It’s not the toilet roof you need worry about. Sort it out.”
The beauty spot is located near the A420 between Yate and Bath, and is a scenic spot for picnics and walks.
However, last year the location was named by a swingers’ website as one of the most popular dogging hotspots across the South West.
The Saving Tog Hill campaign group was set up to try to reclaim the space, calling for the “regeneration and restoration of this area to an innocent, safe and beautiful place for all the family to enjoy”.
Bristol Live has previously reported how CCTV was in place at Tog Hill for six weeks before being removed by the council in June.
Earlier this year the food trailer at the car park there, Ell’s Kitchen, announced that it is planning to leave in mid October due to the ongoing issues.
A statement shared by the council in June read: “We are blessed with some beautiful, open spaces in South Gloucestershire and Tog Hill picnic area provides stunning views across the local area and Bristol.
“We work closely with the police to ensure all of our public, open spaces are safe to visit.”