An unnamed Oxfordshire councillor and a member of the general public have obtained loss of life threats over their opposition to Jeremy Clarkson’s Diddly Squat Farm expansions.
West Oxfordshire District Council mentioned it had taken security measures to guard councillors, workers and residents for the reason that loss of life threats had been made following the airing of Clarkson’s Farm 2 on Amazon Prime in February.
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A council spokesman mentioned: “Sadly, we’ve needed to take security precautions following a lot of threats and abuse directed at councillors and native individuals for the reason that airing of season two of Clarkson’s Farm.
“This has included loss of life threats and because of this we’ve needed to take into account a spread of security measures to guard councillors, workers and residents.
“We perceive individuals might not agree with selections taken by the council, however there isn’t a place for threatening or abusive behaviour. It damages the democratic course of when individuals really feel intimidated and don’t really feel protected to specific the opinions they’re entitled to.”
At the least one of many threats has been reported to Thames Valley Police, the spokesman added.
West Oxfordshire District Council issued an enforcement discover in opposition to Mr Clarkson in August 2022, ordering the closure of his restaurant on the web site in Chadlington, close to Chipping Norton.
The Planning Inspectorate is holding a two-day listening to from 14-15 March for the previous Prime Gear presenter’s enchantment in opposition to the council’s refusal to grant him planning permission to increase his farm store automotive park.
Mr Clarkson can be interesting in opposition to the council’s choice to close down his restaurant over an alleged planning legislation breach.
The Planning Inspectorate is predicted to disclose its choice in two weeks.