Giv­ing a hoot about Clark­son’s tweets

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Weeds Shame -

With ref­er­ence to the ar­ti­cle ‘Jeremy’s got the hump!’ (KE, July 31) the Top Gear star’s twit­ter ‘rant’ about the speed con­trol­ling mea­sures sited by Kent County Coun­cil in Ul­ley Road, Ken­ning­ton.

I am sure that his com­ments are tonguein-cheek, and that he is a bit of a wind up mer­chant that you ei­ther en­joy or loathe. The speed humps are not ideal but the se­ri­ous mes­sage is that there are schools in the area so pre­ven­tion of ac­ci­dents is, of course, very im­por­tant.

How­ever, I wish to im­part some lo­cal knowl­edge to Mr Clark­son in view of his con­tro­ver­sial ob­ser­va­tions. An Ul­ley is in fact an An­glo Saxon word for a ‘place where owls meet’ but would Mr Clark­son give a hoot about that or do so when he is driv­ing through Ul­ley Road to alert the res­i­dents!

Please Jeremy, do not stop your abra­sive com­ments about Ash­ford! It gives Ash­for­dians some­thing to think about and dis­cuss, and we do, of course, have the right to re­ply.

Please do not judge this historic town solely by the sur­round­ing roads that you drive through. Visit our lovely pub­lic houses, restau­rants, etc, meet and talk to the lo­cal char­ac­ters, or men­tion us on Top Gear.

Paul Amos

Jeremy Clark­son had a Twit­ter rant about speed humps in Ken­ning­tonPic­ture:

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