Carmarthen woman: 'I discovered pair having sex on my windowsill'
A MOTHER has spoken of how she was awoken to find a couple having sex on her windowsill in the small hours of the morning.
Fiona Dowdeswell-Simmons, of Lammas Street, Carmarthen, claims the incident is just one of a catalogue plaguing Carmarthen's Lammas Street late at night — with bad behaviour, rowdiness, urinating and defecating regularly blighting residents on Friday and Saturday nights from midnight until almost dawn.
Mrs Dowdeswell-Simmons recounted the late-night sex escapade — which occurred midweek — at a Carmarthenshire Council licensing hearing over plans by Chick King and Lammas Pizza takeaways in the street wanting to stay open an extra hour until 4.30am on Saturdays and Sundays.
Both application were refused on grounds Lammas Street is already marked as a hotspot by police and the local authority for alcohol-related trouble.
Speaking on behalf of neighbours Mrs Dowdeswell- Simmons said the combination of the two takeaways, Savannahs night club and The Golden Lion pub being open until the early hours meant the street was a haven for antisocial behaviour.
She said: "Having two takeaways open later will make things worse in the street with people hanging around longer after a night out.
"I should be able to put a DVD on without a brick coming through my widow or be able to sleep without my window being knocked by drunks, verbally abused, or my door put through, which has all happened.
"Enough is enough."
She added: "In the middle of the week, I had two people having sex on my front windowsill at 2.40am.
"Looking back at it, I can take my hat of to them for attempting it because it was not a particularly warm night.
"I can laugh at it now but it was not what I wanted to find at that time of the morning.
"Every weekend I rarely sleep until 5am due to the noise caused by people shouting and loitering outside on the street, my son sleeps through it all but I do not."
Her concerns were echoed by town and county councillors Alun Lenny and Peter Hughes Griffiths.
Mr Lenny said: "The streets in all directions and for some distance from Lammas Street are regularly littered with discarded food cartons, food and vomit.
"Extending the trading hours at both premises is likely to attract more custom and result in more rubbish being generated." Mr Hughes Griffiths said: "The town council does not like the sort of town Carmarthen is becoming. Applications like this are not welcome.
"Councillors accept that 1am is fine but not be open until beyond 4am."
Bosses at both Chick King and Lammas Pizza said they felt opening later to coincide with the later licensed premise times would keep people off the streets.
Hasan Ozyurt at Chick King said: "Food is not causing the rouble it is the late selling of alcohol."
Nese Baksi, of Lammas Pizza, said: "We have to open when customers will be there, we have families too but the pubs and clubs keep opening later, eight years ago this was not an issue."
Both takeaways have 21 days to appeal the refusal of the licence extensions.