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The Police have warned Clarkson not to expand his Diddly Squat Farm Shop

The Thames Valley Police have issued a warning to Clarkson as the farm shop has been causing too much traffic and annoying the locals.

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According to a report by the Daily Mail Online, Jeremy Clarkson's farm shop has probably been the most celebrated thing since Shrek, and the huge amount of traffic coming in to visit has caused the locals to be very angry at him. Partly because as Clarkson says they're "irked by the shop's success", but mostly because of the number of vehicles on those narrow roads.

Given this small site has received significant national attention, there has been a noticeable increase in traffic in the vicinity, which needs to be managed safely should the development be expanded.

Statement from the Thames Valley Police

Clarkson wants to expand his barn, and also plans to convert his lambing shed into a 60-seat restaurant. The Thames Valley police fears that this might disrupt highway safety and will need local policing to be installed on the site. Obviously, Clarkson isn't impressed with the people who have a problem and has promptly called them "red trouser wearers".

Hilary Moore, a parish councillor for the Chadlington area has given a statement to the council: "Our roads are clogged with traffic and the whole area is becoming a danger zone with fast cars showing off their speed on narrow lanes, and traffic queueing for a mile or so." Clearly many locals want the shop to be closed down.

The police say they're happy as long as the site is used only for agricultural purpose, but Clarkson definitely wants more from the farm.

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  • Clarkson's Farm is near Chadlington, just south of Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds, a beautiful area of England that straddles Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. The area has become known in the media for the "Chipping Norton Set", a load of celebs who have homes there: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chipping_Norton_set

    I know the area well as I have friends who live in the Rollrights, just north of "Chippy" as the locals call it, and I drive through regularly on my way to and from North London and Malvern in Worcestershire. The local people - think Caleb in Clarkson's Farm - have no objection to economic development. The problem is the "red trouser wearers" Clarkson refers to: wealthy folk who have a second home in the area and want to enjoy the bucolic rural idyll without traffic stopping them getting to Chipping Norton Marks & Spencers. Clarkson is being smart here, aligning himself with local working folk, not with the local celebs and wealthy red trouser brigade.

      24 days ago
  • i love Clarkson and i love cars,but that said the locals are very much justified, no one wants their quiet little town filled with asshole tourists from the cities who don't know how to behave.

      25 days ago
    • Fair enough, tourists can be idiots. But local business owners will definitely get some profits in.

        25 days ago
    • that's true but maybe the local businesses fear that Clarkson would take their customers, especially the local restaurant owners,and maybe they just don't need extra customers.

        25 days ago
  • If the police are fully aware of people being idiotic in that area, then setup camp nearby?

    Clarkson himself said many moons ago that he's not impressed by some d******d in an old Corsa revving past his house (he asked such people to stop it on Top Gear as he was sick of it) so I doubt he'll be happy with idiots doing stupid stuff near his business either.

      24 days ago
  • You can see the argument from both sides as there is no law to stop Clarkson and villagers lived there before Clarkson came along for the peace and tranquility.


    Villagers: stop complaining and capitalise on the fact that there is more money coming in to the village economy.

    Clarkson: ask your customers to be sympathetic to the locality as continuance to annoy will result in them taking action.

      25 days ago
    • yes,i agree,they should have some sort of agreement on some terms

        24 days ago
    • So you offer two less than helpful "solutions"..................

        23 days ago
  • Nice to know there are morons everywhere and not just hear in Trumplandia.

      24 days ago
    • Quite ironic that you call us “Trumplandians” morons, considering the fact that you can’t spell here correctly.

        24 days ago
    • Eat 💩

        24 days ago