Police warn Clarkson not to expand his Diddly Squat Farm Shop
Thames Valley Police have issued a warning to Clarkson as the farm shop has been causing too much traffic and annoying the locals
Jeremy Clarkson's farm shop is possibly the most celebrated thing since Shrek, but the huge amount of traffic coming in to visit has caused the locals to be well, a little bit angry at him. This is 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.
Clarkson wants to expand his barn, and also plans to convert his lambing shed into a 60-seat restaurant. Thames Valley Police fear 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 with this, and has promptly called them "red trouser wearers".
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In a statement, Thames Valley Police said: "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."
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.