Jeremy Clarkson has been in a bit of trouble with locals since opening up shop at his Diddly Squat Farm but he has now made new promises to get them back onside as he continues his venture.
The Grand Tour host, 61, has recently been showing a different side to his life to viewers in his new Amazon Prime show.
However, it seems he’s still trying to get to grips with the logistics of running a farm.
He’s had a few run-ins with others in the Cotswolds village of Chadlington, with the police having previously been called due to congestion being clogged up by visitors to the location.
The TV presenter is now trying to come up with solutions to keep the peace, offering villagers in Chadlington VIP entry to his Diddly Squat Farm and offering to fund a no speeding sign in the area.
With complaints continuing over the disruption caused by the 100-acre site in Oxfordshire, he recently called a meeting to discuss the farm shop, as well as the attraction which has been bringing in an unexpected number of members of the public.
He explained he was putting on the meeting in order to help combat ‘gossip,’ saying: ‘Gossip spreads in villages and they don’t know what we’re doing so I thought, the best thing I can do is come down and say: “This is what we’re doing,’ and then it isn’t gossip any more.’
According to Mail Online, Clarkson had hoped the crowds would start to die down, and admitted it’s been ‘a bloody nuisance and you have my absolute sympathy,’ during last night’s village meeting.
But after reportedly being asked at the meeting about implementing a 20 mile per hour speed limit, he refused to comply with the request.
Clarkson said: ‘In all conscience I can’t do that having spent much of my life complaining about such things.’
It’s also been claimed the star is looking to develop the site even further and convert the disused lambing shed into a kitchen and 60-seat restaurant.
However it’s not yet known whether these plans are set to come to fruition.
He’s been continuing to update viewers on his progress on the farm, after swapping his London lifestyle for the rural spot.
Clarkson purchased the farm back in 2008 and opened it to the public last year but not everyone has been so pleased of the popularity it’s brought to the area.
While fans of the car expert have also been flocking to find out what he’s up to, the police were called earlier this summer due to congestion mounting in the area.
‘Officers received reports yesterday in relation to congestion on the roads in Chadlington,’ a spokesperson for Thames Valley Police previously told Metro.co.uk.
‘Officers attended the scene, but no crime had been committed,’ they added. ‘Our neighbourhood team for the area is aware of the situation.’
Clarkson apologised for the disruption, afterwards tweeting: ‘People of Chadlington. I’m truly sorry about the traffic around our farm shop last weekend. We are doing everything we can to improve the situation.’
Last month, it was confirmed the show would be returning to the streaming service for a season two.
Clarkson’s Farm can be streamed on Amazon Prime now.
Credit: Original article published here.