Exeter Planning
10 Whitchurch Avenue

Cheeky monkey (well, Gorilla actually)

The black swans at Dawlish are well known, but have recently been upstaged by the new boy in town.

A row has broken out over a 7ft model gorilla used as an obstacle on a crazy golf course after residents complained that the statue looks into their homes.

The gorilla (named “Peeping Kong” by the residents) was positioned facing away from the sea towards a row of town houses where homeowners complain the statue’s “piercing eyes” stare through their windows and is an invasion of privacy.

The golf course owner agreed to move it 180 degrees so it faced the sea, but residents are now unhappy that they have been left looking at the ape’s bottom.

Bemused owner Robert Phipps said “You couldn’t make it up. There’s no pleasing some people”

Exeter Planning