Jeremy Clarkson had to pay £250 after stranger dumped ‘mountain of waste’ on his farm

The star of Clarkson’s Farm spoke up about an upsetting incident that happened on Diddly Squat Farm recently, where a stranger broke a padlocked gate and dumped a large pile of rubbish on one of his fields.

Jeremy Clarkson had to pay £250 after stranger dumped 'mountain of waste' on his farm

Jeremy Clarkson said that the fly-tipper left a “mountain of waste”, including a trampoline, bin bags, and hubcaps.

Mr Clarkson was forced to pay for a skip and clean up the mess at his Chipping Norton farm himself.

He shared his frustration in the column for The Times: “A b*****d has been in the night. He broke a padlocked gate and fly-tipped a small mountain of household waste in one of my fields.

“Hubcaps, an old trampoline, assorted bin bags and various soft porn DVDs. You know the sort of thing.

“It’s so annoying. If he’d dumped it at the side of the road it would have been the council’s job to sit around thinking of excuses for not clearing it up. But he didn’t. He dumped it on my land, so the responsibility was mine.”

Growing issue

Mr Clarkson added that he could not move the rubbish to the roadside because, legally, that would be considered fly-tipping. Therefore, he had to spend £250 on a skip and a morning clearing it up with his JCB digger, the Express reports.  

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Residents of Chipping Norton, in Oxfordshire, have been complaining that fly-tipping is becoming a “growing issue”, especially since two nearby recycling centres closed down.  

Councillor Dean Temple, who represents Chadlington and Churchill, told MailOnline: “Mr Clarkson, sadly, is not alone in this. Fly-tipping is a terrible thing.”  

“This is a regular occurrence as unscrupulous tradesmen try to save a penny by dumping their waste. It’s a terrible blight on the landscape.”  

Cllr Temple added that residents have to pay the council to take away their rubbish, but when they dump it instead, the responsibility is passed onto the community, which ends up costing them even more.  

Prime Video has recently confirmed the release date of the third season of Jeremy Clarkson’s farming show. Clarkson’s Farm series three will air on 3rd May 2024 with production starting on a fourth series.  

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The third series of Clarkson’s Farm on 3rd May 2024 sees the return of all the show’s favourites: (l-r) Gerald, Cheerful Charlie, Lisa, Kaleb Cooper and Jeremy.

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