A CAFE has revealed how male drivers are spending £100 a week on their own – because they put customers off eating by having sex nearby.
The owners of Big Baps cafe, located just off the M62, are calling on Calderdale Council to limit parking as it becomes a public sex hotspot.
Amanda Bisset says the parking lot is being “abused” by men who are dating mining in a wooded area behind the cafe.
Dogging is a slang term for having sex in public while others watch.
This activity often occurs in parking lots and woods and often involves strangers in an active or voyeuristic role.
Amanda said she sees “two or three bakers” every morning while serving breakfast to customers.
She said the cafe lost around £100 a week because customers couldn’t find a parking space.
She said an officer went to the cafe to discuss the matter, but no action was taken.
She told Yorkshire Live: “He was reluctant to go for a walk (around) and said they would be patrolling but I haven’t seen anything since.”
Amanda asked the council to put up signs and limit parking to two hours.
“It’s something they’re aware of, but it’s not a priority,” she explains.
“They can sign up for a year or two.”
Meanwhile, she has mounted her homemade signs on vehicles parked outside the cafe.
The notes read: “Please don’t leave your car in this deserted place. You should only park here for a maximum of two hours.
“By parking here, it prevents key workers from parking to get the rest and food they deserve.”
However, the warning signs have not diminished significantly for everyone.
She said: “A man walked in and said ‘what is this.’ We told him it was a polite announcement and why we left it there.”
“He said ‘I’m not being fair about key employees – people should leave us alone. He’s here to go down to the back (to the place of public sexual encounters).”
Amanda says “sex waste” – like condoms and condom wrappers – is also a problem – and has prompted customers to stop eating.
“Promiscuous sex is still a problem,” she said.
“It’s cold and wet and I don’t think there’s going to be much romance when it’s cold – but it goes on.”
She added: “We’re at a loss. I could easily say more than £100 a week.”
The Sun has contacted West Yorkshire Police and Calderdale Council for comment.
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