Jeremy Clarkson Hits Back At 'Moaning Villager' Who Said Farm Made Them Late For Medical Appointment
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Jeremy Clarkson has hit back at a 'moaning' villager who blamed his farm for making them late to a medical appointment.
Following the recent closure of his Diddly Squat farm shop - featured on hit series Clarkson's Farm - many were making last minute visits to the area so they could get a glimpse before it shuts for two months.
Loads of queues formed in and around the area, which reportedly frustrated the locals.
One resident, in particular, issued a complaint to the Oxford Mail that they were 20 minutes late to a doctor's appointment as a result of the traffic.
The anonymous local labelled the situation as 'complete chaos'.
They were quoted as saying: "I was 20 minutes late for a doctor's appointment due to queues.
"They have parking management on the entrance of Clarkson's farm who are instructing cars to park on the road.
"The cars parked to go on for more than a mile."
Clarkson took to Twitter to respond to the claims.
He wrote: "There are three roads from Chadlington to the A361.
"She could have used one of the other two instead of moaning."
One user commented: "Tbh your shop is on 1 road, near a nasty junction but I do think it brings more to the area than it takes.
"The verges are destroyed, traffic is an issue, I know...Why not have the shop at the farmyard/ house?"
To which, The Grand Tour host replied: "It’s not as near as the caravan site and no-one complains about that."
In a post on Instagram, the farm’s official account wrote: "Diddly Squat Farm Shop open 9.30-4pm until 31st December. Closed January & February.
"Council insisted we change the roof. Closed for building work.”
Clarkson was reportedly given the news earlier this year, after the local council told him the materials used to build the roof were not allowed.
Permission to build the farm shop was originally given on the understanding that any materials used for the roof would need to be approved before work began.
But a building contractor was seemingly unaware of this and used a green metal sheet roof, which had not had the proper approval.
The council wanted slate to be used on the roof, and an attempt by Clarkson to overturn this failed, the Daily Mail reported back in April.
A source from the West Oxfordshire Council told MailOnline: "As the application has been refused he will have to change it."
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