Welcome to the Rudloe and environs website.


Here you will find news, articles and photos of an area that straddles the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in north-west Wiltshire.


Contributions in the form of articles or photos are welcome. Even those with completely contrary views to mine!


Thanks to the website builder 1&1 and Rob Brown for the original idea.


Rudloescene now, in January 2014, has a sister, academic rather than anarchic, website about Box history here: http://www.boxpeopleandplaces.co.uk/

It contains thoroughly professional, well-researched articles about Box and its people.


Contact rudloescene through the 'Contact' page.


The main Litter page is becoming full so from now (June 2018) on each month's litter pick will have its own page. The summer months are difficult for litter picking as plant growth hides most of it but we will press on regardless. Also on lovely summer days, like 3rd June was, litter picking isn't high on the list of domestic priorities. This month's photos show most of the group at the start and end of the pick but I was alone on my Bradford Road pick (I hadn't had a shower for some days) so the pictures taken during the pick focus on the Rudloe environment. 

Most of the group at the start of the June 2018 Rudloe litter pick. Varian up to no good at the back.
A rural, Rudloe scene on the Bradford Road but the government has sold local communities down the river with its promises of local decision making. Bradford Road will soon be urbanised and this scene will be consigned to history.
The last patch of miscanthus twixt the Rudloe-Hudswell byway and Skynet Drive. This year's crop was harvested in April so this is about two months' growth.
Fine new section of dry stone wall on Bradford Road below Rudloe
Corsham is creeping up the Bradford Road towards Rudloe in spite of all County and local plans insisting that a strategic gap should be maintained
Dog rose in Skynet Drive in a large bramble patch which is a haven for wildlife. This, like the Bradford Road trees, will be consigned to history and photographic archives.
The remote barn will soon be surrounded by eighty-eight unnecessary houses (the 2013 Rudloe Housing Needs Survey found that eleven new homes were needed in Rudloe) on greenfield land
The tree canopy in Bradford Road. There are no other such canopies along its length between Corsham and Bradford-on-Avon.
The Bradford Road trees at left will be removed to facilitate the unnecessary, Bellway, greenfield development of eighty-eight houses
A field maple frames the distant Redcliffe development of 170 houses on another greenfield site twixt Bradford Road and Park Lane
A zoomed shot of the Redcliffe development filling the required (by County and local plans) 'strategic gap' between Corsham and Rudloe
Another view of that Redcliffe, greenfield development this time framed by a Bradford Road horse chestnut
Ah yes, the litter pick - here's some of the crew at the end of the pick
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